Saturday, May 26, 2012

Crayon Monogram: DIY project


So I thought I'd do something more personalized for Devyn to gift her teacher at the end of the year. I found this project on Pinterest five months ago and started to research it out. Everyone was asking about the letter "S" and some unsuccessfully tackled it. It just so happens that Devyns teachers name is Miss Stewart. Just my luck! I had nightmares of crayon shavings smeared everywhere and an unrecognizable, deformed "S", so I started to think of other options for a gift but none as cute as the crayon monogram.

Today, I finally mustered up enough courage to take it on. I got all the supplies I needed, rolled up my sleeves and went to work. I probably didn't blink or take a breath til it was done. It was so much easier than what I had played out in my head.

Here is the finished product and I am very happy with it.



This would also be adorable in a bedroom/nursery

*diy tip- Xacto knife is key in cutting crayons precisely. Also, I printed out my S on a practice sheet and as I cut the crayons, I glued the crayons together. Not on the practice sheet but glued crayons together as I went. So the S was already formed and all I had to do was hot glue the whole letter onto the cardstock.

Frame: $3 from Michaels (%50 percent off sale plus online coupon)
Box of Crayons: $1
Cardstock: $.60
Total cost: $4.60


7 comments:

  1. LoismariepurcellMay 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    So creative and so cute!

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  2. It turned out awesome! I need to start being more creative instead of just buying their gifts. Lol. Gotta lovc Pinterest!

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  3. Thank you! I was nervous about it but I'm happy with how it turned out.

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  4. I sooooooooooooo LOVE this!!!! You deserve a "S" for Super Mom lol!! I love you

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  5. Super Cute Sis! I hope my girls' teachers are good so I can try to be creative like you. Love You and Devyn!

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  6. I love this! and I love you!! Keep up the creativity Sis!! You're my idol!! xoxoxo

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  7. I love this - I am hoping to do something similar for my som's teachers this year; luckily, they are A and Z! Did you use a shadow box frame or a regular frame without glass? Thanks for the tips!

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