A Personalized Monogram Frame is a great gift for weddings and anniversaries. In this tutorial we show you how you can make your own.
For those of you who have been following along at home. The rustic bridal shower we have been helping a friend plan is finally over…and it was a success :). The final project we worked on for it was a gift for the bride-to-be, so we had to keep it a secret until after the party…which wasn’t easy since neither Melinda or I are any good at keeping secrets!
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At our friend’s request we made a personalized monogram frame for the bride and groom. The project was simple with the help of our trusty Silhouette Cameo. All we needed for the project was:
We cut a piece of burlap to go behind the mat, where the photo would normally go, and attached it to the mat with a couple of pieces of tape. Then we created the vinyl lettering for the glass.
Creating a split-letter design is simple, all you do is choose the letter you want to use, draw a thin rectangle where you want the letter to be split, and click the “Subtract” option in Silhouette Studio. Here is a great video that walks you through it step-by-step. For those who are curious I used Chopin Script font for “Josh & Amy” and Times New Roman for all of the other words and the letter P.
Once the design was ready we used the piece of paper that came inside the frame (you know, the one with the perfectly posed family on it) to sketch out a template for where the mat would be. Then we put the paper under the glass and used it as a guide to help us center the vinyl on the outside of the glass.
Once it was in place we put everything back together, frame, glass, mat, burlap.
Word is the bride loved the gift and we were so happy (and relieved!) to hear it. It was so easy to do and we really loved the look. I already have a couple of people on my Christmas list who might be getting one this year!