personalized monogram frame {a tutorial}

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Hello, friends! It’s the first day of school around here (I have a Kindergartner! Crazy!), so I thought I’d start the week off with a great DIY for the Fall weddings and, if you’re really thinking ahead, holiday gifts! All you need for this project are the wedding monogram design Wall Quotes™ decal, a frame with glass, hooks to attach to the bottom of your frame, and paper (patterned or white, depending on the look you want).

Gather your supplies, and get ready to begin….

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Step 1: If you want to add some color and pattern to your frame, take a piece of scrapbook paper (wrapping paper works, too) and insert it into your frame. Otherwise, use a piece of white paper. I used some watercolor stripe paper that I had, but, as you can see in the first photo, I ended up removing it for the final product. We’ll be applying the decal to the glass portion of the frame, so begin by taking your decal and centering it on the frame. Tape the decal in place, and, using the tape as a hinge, flip up decal and peel off backing.

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Step 2: Lay decal back down carefully and starting from the center, squeegee the vinyl decal firmly.

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Step 3: Next, carefully peel back the transfer tape. To do this, start at a corner and peel the transfer tape off at a 180 degree angle-back and down rather than up and away. If necessary, use your fingers to press down on the vinyl as you peel back the tape.

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key hook personalized monogram frame {a tutorial}

I liked the color that this striped paper added, but wanted to try out a couple of different options…gold stripes, anybody?

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I finally settled on a black frame, and white paper behind the glass…

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Add your hooks (if it’s a wooden frame, you can simply screw in some cup hooks), and you’re done!

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paper+palette giveaway on dream green diy

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Love a good giveaway? How about an amazing (glitter-full!) DIY? My friend Carrie, from Dream Green DIY, is sharing both on her blog today!

Head over to enter to win one of two $25 shop credits to paper+palette, and see how she glammed-up a simple photo mat using glitter and Mod Podge (you all know how I love a great Mod Podge project)!

Have a lovely day!

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instagram photo display {a tutorial}

Don’t forget to enter the Minted shop credit giveaway here!

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I’m always (always!) looking for new wall art for around the home. This Instagram photo display was the perfect afternoon craft project, and, best yet, used things I already had around my craft room (plus, I got to play with watercolors-always a good thing).

Materials:
instagram photos
11×14 canvas
watercolors + paper (you could also use scrapbook paper)
Mod Podge

Step 1: Gather your photos. I used Photoshop to crop my photos to 2×2. I also watercolored paper and cut those to 2×2 as well. I used 27 full 2×2 squares for my 11×14 project (plus a few scraps for the sides).

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Step 2: Layout your squares on your canvas, alternating images with watercolor paper. Don’t watercolor? No problem. Scrapbook or wrapping paper would work well here. The idea is just to add some color and pattern to your canvas.

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Step 3: Take your trusty Mod Podge and start adhering your squares to your canvas. This step is much easier if you use thinner paper for your photos and watercolor squares. The corners of thicker paper may take a moment or two of pressing down to adhere to the canvas. Once done, apply 2-3 thin coats of Mod Podge to your entire canvas. Let dry completely between coats.

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I love the fun, whimsical nature of this piece, and the colors and patterns of the watercolors add so much life and personality to this piece!

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