“Handpainted” Monogram Letter Art

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Angela from Life in Velvet created her own Anthropologie-inspired Handpainted Still Life Monogram – no painting skills required! Angela admits that she had to “cheat” a little and shares her handy tip she finding beautiful prints of real artwork for FREE online. She chose one of these lovelies and used it to cover a wood [...Read More]

Leather Monogram with Nailhead Trim

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Monograms are so crazy popular that you can find them in all kinds of colors, sizes, fonts, and materials. Katie from Addicted 2 DIY created a leather monogram with a bit of a sophisticated, masculine twist. She shares at The Crafty Spot how she wrapped the paper mache letter with leather and then outlined it [...Read More]

Vintage Industrial Wall Letters on a Budget

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Angela of blue i style has a major thing for typography and can’t get enough of letters and words in home décor. From the moment Angela decided on a “vintage preppy” theme for her son’s room, she’s had her eye on wood and metal wall letters. She was able to create a knock-off version that really captures the vintage industrial vibe of her original inspiration using paper mache letters, metallic acrylic paint, scrapbook paper and nails. Angela says, “I am pretty proud of how my letters turned out! The total for my three letters rang in at less than $10.00 (about $3 each), and the entire project took me less than an hour.”

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Industrial Wood Letters with Metal Trim

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I am just loving this knock off from the gals over at Lolly Jane! Kelli wanted to recreate the look of vintage industrial letters for less than $15 PER letter. Yes, that gets pricey! Amazing, she got all the look of wood and metal without using wood and metal. I never would have guessed it, but the “wood” is simply patterned scrapbook paper and the “metal” silver glitter tape. That means scissors are the only tool needed! Nicely done, Ladies!

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Stenciled Number Pillows

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If you follow me on Infarrantly Creative or have been around KOD for some time, you know I have a little (okay… a big) thing for making pillows. One of my favorite time savers is using ready-made covers from IKEA just like Erika from Retropolitan did to create these number pillows. Since the covers cost just a few dollars each, they are still cost-effective for the DIYer and provide a great starting point for stenciling and embellishing. In just an hour, Erika was able to make all four of these stenciled number pillows!

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Patterned Monogram Letters

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We all love a good monogram, and Angie from The Country Chic Cottage for Crafts Unleashed shows how to make them come to life with some scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. It’s really as simple as cutting and gluing! And with all the craft paper options out there, the possibilities are pretty much endless. Why be limited by store bought letters when you can design your own with a scene you love?

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Painted Canvas Art Letters

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Mary from At Home on the Bay is a lady who loves artwork. Combine artwork AND letters, and she’s hooked! Mary made these artistic letters by covering paper mache letters with “paintings” printed on fabric. Even with purchasing several materials, Mary still made all five letters for only $20. I love this fun and fresh take on the typography trend!

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Number Art Nightstand

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For her “Big Guy’s” thirtieth birthday, Dana from Crafted Niche surprised him with a nightstand she picked up off of Craigslist and refabbed with some cool number art. Dana used a projector to trace on the number design and then painted it in with homemade chalk paint. While the outside is pretty amazing, Dana also customized the inside with dividers to hold the Big Guy’s beloved sunglass collection. She definitely gets some awesome girlfriend bragging rights for this gift!

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