Monogram Letter Tutorial

7:24 AM

I recently participated in a craft swap. I wanted something that was cute and personal to be part of the gift. I resorted to something that I make a lot. It's a monogrammed letter!

You will need:
A scroll saw
A piece of thin wood
A drill

First you'll need to print out some sort of a letter. I looked on google images and couldn't find anything that I liked. I just went into Microsoft Word and typed in a B and made it as big as possible and then printed it out.
Next cut it out using an exacto knife or scissors. It doesn't have to be perfect.

                   Find some sort of thin wood that the scroll saw can handle that is big enough for the letter. I used some old shelf pieces that I was going to throw out.

Pick which side you want the top to be. I picked the more porus side which I thought wouldn't require as many coats of paint. Trace your letter onto it.

Using the scroll saw cut out the outline of it. If you're doing a letter that has inside parts to it, wait. If it's a simple letter like H, T, or I then you can just do it all now.

For letters that have inside parts: Using a drill or drill press, make a hole in each inside area.

Thread the drill bit through the hole and then work your way to the outside edge and cut out the area.

My saw kept jumping so I ended up with some jagged edges that I was too lazy to fix. Sand all the edges.

Drill holes to hang it up if you'd like. Don't wait until after you paint it like I did!

I decided to paint my letter white since I'm giving it as a gift. This way the recipient can paint it whatever color they choose.

The dark back required around 3 coats of paint.

Thread some ribbon through the holes...

And hang it up!

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3 Sweet little note(s)

  1. Great tutorial! Love it. Visiting from A Creative Princess. Would love it if you would share this at My Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. You are so creative and resourceful ... love all the things you shared this week at the {what's shakin' link party}!! Love having you!

  3. this really turned out great! Thanks for sharing this, Margaret! I can't wait to see what you'll share this week! Have a fun weekend!



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