I got an idea for a wall in my home that needed to be filled, so I got to work buying these and sprucing them up. The letters represent our last name and first names of the members of our family.

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Here’s some I worked on yesterday. I got this frame at the DI for .50c and the metal letter at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 (the ribbon was already on it). First, I had to paint the frame black then I just added the scrapbook paper and the letter (it was already black).

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I took this frame out of my stash in the basement and painted it black. I bought these game pieces from an Antiques Show a few months ago. I have a lot of them so I used a few to make the “J”. All the numbers have a meaning to our family. Sometimes I had to be a little creative with the numbers. 68 is our anniversary, June 8. 81 is the year our first child was born. 23 is suppose to be 2003, the year our last child was born. The two 4′s are for 4 girls and 4 boys. 16 is for how many we have in our family right now. 3 is how many grandchildren we have. 6 is for how many we will have by May of next year. 47 is my age and 49 is Hubby’s age. I like how that all worked out. The sheet music is for how musically talented my family is. Everyone, except me.

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Yes, first I painted the frame black. It was a gold colored Dollar Store frame. I always have those on hand. The “T” is a card I found in a scrapbook store. I like that it says “treasure” too, because family truly is a treasure.

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I worked on the big “J” but need to add something to it, so I’ll show it later. Hopefully I’ll have all the monograms done by next week and can start hanging them on the wall. So far the cost is about $3 for all three monograms I’ve completed. I’m linking to Creative Cats at Poppies at Play and Show and Tell Friday at Romantic Home.

Have a Beautiful Weekend!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Glenda/MidSouth October 30, 2009 at 8:53 am

Looks great – you are very talented.

Andy Porter October 30, 2009 at 9:13 am

I really like all the monograms. I’ve seen those black letters at Hobby Lobby. I love how it looks in that frame. Cute!

Dori October 30, 2009 at 10:34 am

Very neat ideas! I am going to steal some of your ideas very soon! I had some left over wood from another project that I’m working on – so was going to mod podge them with scrapbook paper and put a monogram on them – just trying to decide on what letters to use! Thanks for sharing!

RML - Being More Through Having Less October 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I like this idea very much! I would love to celebrate the members of my family this way- thanks for the inspiration!

Hannah October 30, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I also love your idea with those cute black letters from HobLob…I could never come up with an idea for them!

Donna October 30, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I love your monograms. Living in the south we love every thing monograms.
Thanks for sharing.

REbekah November 1, 2009 at 11:04 am

oooooo…Love one made from the game pieces! So clever! Looks great with the sheet music behind it!

Cindy~My Romantic Home November 3, 2009 at 6:48 am

Those look great and I cannot believe how inexpensive they were to make! They would cost so much if you bought them! Great job!!

Misty Dowdy November 4, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I am SO GLAD I found your blog! I.love.it.

These are awesome!
I am a new and happy follower!

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