Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jute Twine & A Glue Gun

I've been stalking a couple of blogs lately, one blogger in particular has a obsession with monograms - and her home is filled with the initial of her last name.    So I thought I'd give it a try.    I forgot to take the before picture but did remember to get a during picture.




I started with a simple press board M that I picked up on the cheap some time ago.   I was going to just paint it and be done, however; with teenagers in the house - keeping things not broken, bent or otherwise doomed can be as challenging as a house with toddlers.   So just painting it has gone by the wayside since one of the girls cracked it.    Enter jute twine and glue gun.  And some burned fingertips. Here is what I ended  up with.





I tried a couple of different locations in the house and decided it looked best on top of the antique cabinet with pictures of the kids.



linking to:  http://lbratina.blogspot.com/

30 comments:

  1. Very neat!!

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  2. Great idea and seems like it would be an easy craft project. I've seen the sheet moss covered letters but never have seen this before. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. So cute! I love the texture the jute twine adds to the monogram look.

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  4. Fab project on a fab blog! I just found your blog and I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Too cute. Love the idea! I think my son's room will now dawn one of these! Thanks for posting!

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  6. This is too cute! What a clever use of the letter, and as someone ALSO currently obsessed with monograms, I can guarantee that I'll be trying this myself someday soon! Thank you!~

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  7. oh i do love me some type set...this is gorgeous!!

    melissa x

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  8. Your funny! I love the monogram thing too and always worry I have too much in my own home. I don't think you can ever have too much, right? Love your idea, gonna have to try it myself. Maybe I'll add it to a picture frame and spice it up a little.
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. This is fabulous- I love the classic simple design! I'm going to try making one of these as well. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Cheryl

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  10. totally cute!! this craft is so up my alley

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  11. this is soooo cute...gonna have to try it! :)
    visiting through life made lovely! :)

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  12. Very cool! I am so into juste and burlap these days!
    xo,
    Sena

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  13. Love monogram items. This is very cool and it seems like it would be doable for a simple crafter like myself. : )

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  14. Simple, yet elegant. I sooo love anything monogrammed!

    Found you thru your link at Fridays Unfolded Stuff and Nonsense. I did a post too, and would love for you to drop by and visit me!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  15. I'm so glad you included this at the party also! I love it.

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  16. Super cute! Thanks so much for linkin up. Can't wait to see what you have for next week.

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  17. I love how you did this! Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday, I hope that you will join us again this week.

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  18. You did a really good job on this. Sorry about the burnt fingers. I have a glue gun, but I've been hesitant to try it. I don't want burnt fingers!!

    Thanks for linking up to the Sunburnt Cow link party. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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  19. Very nice, hope your fingers have healed! Deb

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  20. Wow ... This is a great idea...!!

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  21. Neat idea! Your post right next to mine and our pics look cute together--hehe--have a great Friday. Patty

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  22. You are one patient gal...looks like this took a long time to do! love how this turned out! Jumping over from TT at TFB!

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  23. this is really cool,, I like this,,

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  24. Hi!
    I'm a new follower from the Tattered Tag. I love this M and anything with twine on it. I use to live in Wichita but now live in California for the past 25 years. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. Hoot-n-Nanny.

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  25. This is great! Saw a similar craft down with yarn, but I really like the way yours came out using the jute!

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