Baby Monogram

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Baby Monogram

It is super easy to use your scrapbooking supplies- paper and punches, to make a beautiful decorated canvas at home. You can personalize these to match the colors of your nursery or you can also use them to spell out your babyís name. A fun project to make!

Instructions:

I have used a 5 by 5 inch canvas here. I trimmed a polka dotted paper to size (remember to measure the depth of your canvas as well) and adhered it to the canvas with a matte finish Modge Podge. Be liberal with your first coat of Modge Podge, this will ensure that the patterned paper adheres onto the canvas evenly.

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Once the front has dried (it takes about half an hour or so), turn over your canvas and make a 45 degree cut using a pair of sharp scissors.

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Fold and adhere the paper onto the edge (depth) of the canvas, and fold the corners over onto the adjacent edges of the canvas as seen in this photo below.

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Fold and adhere two opposite edges so. Now using scissors, trim the triangle edge off the remaining two edges. Adhere these onto the canvas and let the canvas dry thoroughly.

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Meanwhile, trim a 12 by 12 inch patterned paper to measure 8.5 by 11 inches. This is a standard size and can be fed into your printer easily. Print onto it a 4 by 4 inch enlarged font of your choice. Or you can easily draw your alphabet onto the paper.

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Once you have printed the monogram, trim the paper to fit the canvas (5 by 5 inches here). Add embroidery or machine stitching around the letter. I have used a corner punch on all four corners to decorate the edges.

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Using a Fingertip detail knife, carefully cut out the inside of the alphabet.

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Using various border punches of your choice, create strips with 3 or 4 different papers. Layer these borders onto the canvas and adhere with Modge Podge. Finally adhere the cut out alphabet onto the border-covered canvas with Modge Podge. Apply a generous coat of Modge Podge on top. Allow to dry overnight.

Decorate with two butterflies punched out from different patterned papers.

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