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I LOVE monograms.  LOVE them.  I think you guys know that after seeing my monogrammed fall wreath and custom monogrammed door mat!  And based on the comments on those projects – I know you guys do too!  So I found a bunch of great projects that I thought I would share with you! 

1.  Create Custom Bottles

How awesome is this custom monogram soap and hand sanitizer dispenser!  Best part – you can make it even if you don’t have one of those fancy cutting machines.  Check out the post by Amy @ The Idea Room to get the details on how.

2.  Make a Scented Display Piece

How great would this smell in your bedroom or bathroom?  Jami @ freckled laundry made this lavender covered monogram letter! 

3. Spruce up a Wreath

In need of a wreath for your door now that Christmas is over?  How about following the idea that Meg @ A Little Knick Knack had and covering a monogram in moss?  I LOVE this idea! 

4.  Make up some Mugs

Pick up some Goodwill mugs and make some custom monogrammed mugs using a porcelain marker.  Gabrielle @ Design Mom has the full tutorial.

5. Gussy up a Pillow

How about creating a custom monogram pillow?  Stephanie Lynn @ Under the Table and Dreaming came up with these that use a Flocked Heat Transfer to achieve the monogram look.  Love it!

6. Personalize a Clipboard

I love this idea – create custom monogram clipboards for your kids to put their school papers and other stuff on.  I found this one on 4 Growing Boys – such a great idea!  I want one just for me!

7.  Frame it Up

Create a custom art piece like Jessica @ This Blessed Life made.  How adorable is that?  It only cost her $1.55!  Brilliant!

8.  Make a 3-D Standout Piece

Or you could make a 3-D Mosaic Monogram like Suzy @ Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom made.  This chick is amazing.  She actually made that letter out of cardboard herself!  Great tutorial!

9.  Learn about Quilling

Did you know what Quilling was?  I am going to be honest – I didn’t.  But after seeing this gorgeous quilled monogram – I think I am going to have to learn.  Quilling is the art of rolling paper and Kara @ Crafttastical has done a fantastic tutorial on how to not only learn how but how to make a beautiful piece like this!

10.  Write it up

Finally – how about making your own monogrammed stationary set.  This is a great idea for a gift or even just something special for you.   I found this great tutorial featured at Design Sponge

So there you go!  Ten great monogrammed craft ideas.  Which one is your favorite?  Have you gotten any new project inspirations?  Oh and did you know about quilling or am I the only one in the dark on that one?   Let me know your thoughts.  Oh – and if you have a fantastic monogram project you want to share with us – hop over and post it on my Facebook Page!  (Seriously – I always ask you guys to do this and no one ever takes me up on it!  Don’t leave us hanging – SHARE!!)

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Giveaway!  A $55 CSN Gift Certificate could be yours!!

13 frugal friends said ...

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said... @ January 29, 2011 at 7:59 AM

I love to give and receive personalized gifts. Some great ideas here for that. Love especially the soap dispenser idea. You could really run with that idea and use it on all types of things.

Suzy said... @ January 29, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Thanks so much for featuring my mosaic monogram! You made my day!

suzy

citymouse said... @ January 29, 2011 at 12:17 PM

These are awesome. I'm with you... I adore monograms. I've been known to buy stuff at flea markets, Goodwill, etc that has someone else's monogram on it!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said... @ January 29, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Wow, I am flattered to have been featured! Thank you so much! (And now I'm also really wishing I'd taken that picture during the day and not at night! haha)

freckled laundry said... @ January 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Thank you for featuring my lavender letters, Jess. I'm among some very cool projects. I was just considering a new wreath for my front door....I love the idea of the moss monogram. Thank you so much for sharing! Porcelain marker? Never heard of such a thing. Very cool!

My (Mobile) Home Life said... @ January 30, 2011 at 1:53 AM

Thanks! I linked this post to my blog!

Making It Work Mom said... @ January 30, 2011 at 8:40 AM

I love the bottles and the cups. Great ideas and they actually look pretty easy.

*Erin* said... @ January 30, 2011 at 11:53 AM

These are great! Thanks for the ideas.

Tammy said... @ January 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM

All of these are fantastic ideas but I especially like the quilling. Maybe it is because I have tried quilling and it isn't as easy as it looks ;)

mom24boys said... @ January 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Thanks for sharing my clipboard project. I am glad to share it is working. Each of the boys come home and place their papers on their clipboards then I get to sort papers when I am able. I love it. Monograms are great!

Amy {The Idea Room} said... @ January 31, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Wow! Thanks for the feature! So glad you like the bottles. You have some other great ideas here. Off to check them out as well!

Dana @ Cookin' At Cafe D said... @ January 31, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Oh, love the mug idea. How cute would it be for a little guy or gal to draw their own design on a mug that (hopefully) they will have for many years worth of hot cocoa!

Erin said... @ January 31, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Love these monograms Jess!!! I think you picked awesome projects that are different and out of the box...never heard of quilling, but I love the look!

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