I've seen a few of these around here and there in blogland and decided I must do one.
If you haven't realized from my incessant posting about it, I'm getting married next June. Eek. Officially less than a year. I've decided to get a head start on decorating with my new last name :)
Here is the one that sparked my interest into making my own:
So awesome right?
And so I began.
What you need:
A rug. - My rug was probably one from the dollar store- if it wasn't it's pretty cheap.
I have two. One outside my apartment door, and one inside in front of my sliding glass door leading to my balcony.
The balcony rug is the one I played with.
A Stencil of some sort- I used my Silhouette SD to cut out my Monogram. You can use vinyl or contact paper and an Xacto knife. You do not need a cutting machine to make this.
Foam paint brush
I took my vinyl letter and peeled away the letter and left the negative.
Arrange your "Stencil" onto the rug. I used transfer paper to ensure a smooth, well...transfer. haha.
Here comes the fun part. I started out with a foam roller to apply my paint. The roller soaked way more paint and was too wide of a surface area. I was wasting paint, covering the vinyl way more than I was the open space.
You may have to blot a few different coats in order to get the color saturation you want.
I think I blotted 3 times on this one.
Once you are done, peel back the vinyl. I peel it while the paint was still wet. I'm impatient like that.
You can see in this one that I slightly got some paint on the outside of the circle. I just scratched it off with my nail.
I love it. It adds so much to something so little.
What else can I monogram?
Do you love monograms as much as I do now? What is your favorite monogrammed "thing"?