Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Foil monogram Pinterest project



Yesterday I finally decided to try one of the MANY MANY ideas I have pinned on Pinterest.

I am constantly pinning new ideas that I want to try but seldom get around to actually doing them.

Here is my completed project...


This is the original that I found on Pinterest.





I started off with this cardboard letter that I found at Target in there HOT SPOT for only $1.00.

I used a pencil to doodle my design.

I went over the pencil lines with some dimensional fabric paint I had on hand. You could also use puffy paint. You just want to use something that has some dimension to it.

I waited a few hours for the paint to dry completely and then cut some strips of foil to use along the edges. I used just regular white craft glue to attach the foil.

I traced the letter on foil and then cut it out.

I covered the foil completely in glue and then placed on the letter. This part did take a little time. The foil tears easily and I had to do a little patch work in the center of the A.

After the glue dried I went over the letter with black shoe polish.

My inspiration monogram from Pinterest was sealed with Mod Podge. I didn't seal mine because I was happy with the look and didn't want to chance messing it up somehow!



I love the look of the finished product and it only cost me $1.00 to make!

Can't wait to try another Pinterest project!


                                                                                        Amy



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60 comments:

  1. I grabbed a couple of those $1 letters too. Still debating on their makeover. Yours turned out great!

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  2. Looks great! I might have to try my hand at making one. I love how it looks old. So does the black shoe polish come off on your hands or anything? I'd put mine up high so no one would touch it, but just wondering? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. No, I wondered the same thing but once the shoe polish dries it doesn't come off!

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  3. Turned out really great. I give this project an A...oh, wait, you already have an A :)

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  4. That looks really neat. Thank you for sharing this project. I'm looking forward to trying it myself.

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  5. Wow, Amy, that is so cool. I love the idea of the texture on the letter. Love an inexpensive project, and we always have foil on hand. Perfect!
    Liz

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  6. That is awesome! and any project for a $1.00 is that much more awesome. I have a ton of puff paint. Gotta try this! :) We'd love to have you link it up at our "Home is Where the Heart is" Link Party!
    http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-2/

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  7. Love, love, love this! I am so doing this. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  8. Love it!!! Like Holly above, I'm doing this for sure!! Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party

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  9. OK this is absolutely awesome!!! I have to try this
    What a fantastic job you did
    Your newest follower definitely ( would love to have you visit and follow back )
    :)

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  10. I love the way this turned out. SO cute. Pinning for later:>

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  11. I am glad you did not modge podge yours. Yours has an aged look to it. I like it better that your inspiration from Pinterest. You did a good job.
    Missy

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  12. I love this! The letter came out amazing. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. I shared on my facebook page.

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  13. Looks fantastic and I love that it only cost $1 to make!

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  14. Wow what a great decor item! It looks like a fun project, I think I will try the Heavy duty foil since you said the foil was tearing easy. I will see if the kids want one for their rooms!
    Blessings,
    Susie
    Block Party

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  15. love this so very pretty come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  16. Love it, you did a fantastic job! Thanks so much for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

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  17. Hi Amy: This is a really clever and pretty project--I like it, a lot!

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  18. Cute project! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  19. That looks great and so simple. Thanks for sharing. I may do the same as am teaching my son the alphabet.

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  20. Wow, what a great idea! This turned out great -- thanks for sharing!

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  21. You did a great job...it's beautiful!

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  22. This turned out great! Thanks for sharing

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  23. This is super cool! I want to pin it and do my own version. Thanks so much for sharing it. Barb

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  24. I gasped when I saw these. LOVE!!! Now excuse me while I run to Target!!

    Thanks for sharing on The All Star Block Party!

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  25. This came out amazing!! Great job for $1 and a few hours and of course patience ;-) Stopping by from Sassy Sites linky party & your newest follower.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/07/bow-pleated-purse.html

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  26. This is so cool! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  27. Nice job - so cute!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime! Pinning this.

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  28. Love it; looks awesome! I totally want to make one of these. It would be an awesome gift too! We'd love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love this! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/

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  29. This is rad and I am totally making one! LOVE IT TO PIECES:)Thanks for linking up at Get Schooled Saturday:)
    xxx
    Kim

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  30. WOW this is AWESOME!!!!! I absolutely love it! What a great project! I've been wanting to make a sign using letters like this for my kitchen, and wanted to spray paint them with metallic paint, but I LOVE the idea of using foil!!!!! So glad I stopped by your blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Okay, I even like yours better than the pin! It is adorable!!! Great job!

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  32. I tried this and I had an epic fail. Yours turned out beautiful! Way to go!

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  33. Oh WOW!!! Like really.... WOW!!!! I can't wait to try and make one too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  34. Came over from Overflowing. I love typography in any shape or form. You created a frugal masterpiece of a letter. Yes, I keep several colors of shoe polish wax in case I run out of furniture wax. It makes a great substitute.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  35. I love this. It turned out wonderful! I have pinned your tutorial for inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  37. Darling frugal project!
    Amy
    Homestead Revival

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  38. Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I’m featuring this as one of my picks for the All Star Block Party features.

    Holly

    http://fullcirclecreations.blogspot.com/2012/07/its-feature-time_23.html

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  39. Lovin' your blog!! Following you now!! Would love for you to follow back if you can:)

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  40. Featuring your letters on this weeks ALl Star Block Party!

    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/07/all-star-block-party-8.html

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  41. This is SO awesome! I absolutely LOVE it! I blog over at http://www.2crafty4myskirt.blogspot.com/ Every Friday I feature a fellow crafter. I would love to feature you and this porject in an upcoming Friday. If you are interested please let me know toocraftyformyskirt@hotmail.com

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  42. Thanks everyone for all your sweet comments on this project! I never imagined it would be such a hit! Thanks again everyone!

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  43. I love this idea!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/07/tasty-thursdays-1.html

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  44. I am featuring you tonight at 6:30pm during Sticker and Party Time! Thank you for linking up to my party... I hope to see you there!

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  45. Love, love, love this...I'm your newest follower. Stop by.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

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  46. What a great project and you va't beat the price! Thanks for linking this up at Sunday Blog Love, this will be featured as one of my favorites!

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature!

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  47. So CUTE! I love it! Featuring you today! XO, Aimee

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  48. Love it!
    I haven't wandered into my Target lately- I'm missing out!

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  49. Very cute project! I would love for you to share it at my Gettin' Krafty With It party!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2012/07/gettin-krafty-with-it_30.html

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  50. Very cool! And what a great deal from Target! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com/

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