Sunday, March 11, 2012

Memory Lane - Monogram G

Time for another trip down Memory Lane! I really had fun with this project. I used it on a blog swap, so I'm happy to say this is the first time the tutorial has been posted right here at "home." Enjoy!


I've been seeing a ton of Monogram letters in blogland lately. And the more I saw them....the more I had to have one for myself! Using a 40% off coupon for JoAnn's, I purchased a 'G' for about $4.

Did ya'll know I used to play the piano? Well, I did! Too bad once I left high school, I did not have a piano close to practice on and I still do not have one now! Although the knowledge has pretty much left me, the love of piano and all things music still exists in my little heart. (I also enjoy literature....poetry....ahem). Anyway, I found some sheet music online and printed it out on regular paper. I wanted to try tea-dying but found my methods were slightly...wrong. Well, completely wrong. So, I resorted to my trusty distressing ink. Love that stuff.

I tore up the sheets of music and used my distressing ink and then crumpled them up into a ball to help give them that worn feeling.

And then, I glued! It was really fun. And messy. Sometimes, you need a little mess in your life.

I think it turned out pretty well. What do you think? All nice and shiny...

Then, I thought it might be fun to add some more to my little monogram.... So I did. I pushed the handle directly into the cardboard. Easy.

And I tied some jute around the "stem." Nice.

And I think I really like it! And there you go....a monogram.

The End.

Sass's Sunday Salvation Show


  1. OK, that's cute. I have started to pin projects I like that I actually think I can make so I can find them when the creative mood strikes. So, I'm pinning this letter. Now I have two letters I can SOOOO do.


  2. I really like this look. Well done!

  3. hello! i came across your blog from the girl creative and want to tell you that i really like your home projects. very cute stuff! i am now a follower thru linky tools and invite you to visit me whenever you get a chance at

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  4. This is a type of projects I love - using unexpected items makes it so special!
    Thanks for sharing, Meg!

  5. Very cute - I love the handle on it! Visiting from the DIY Home Sweet Home Party. Great job!!

    -sara @

  6. I love anything monogramed!! Visiting from the Brassy Apple Linky Party. I have a link party going on right now too and would love for you to link this up.

  7. That's so cute! I love the notes.

  8. I play the piano fact my husband and our four children are all musical in some way. I have a spot I would love that G letter (our last name happens to start that way) and next time I see one, I'm going to pick up a letter and get started. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. What a great project! I love it. If you would, consider sharing with my readers at


  10. This is very nice, it's surprising what a little bit of ink and paper can do.

  11. So stinking cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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