I adore monograms. I adore monograms in nurseries and children's rooms. I also love the addition of a little something handmade to any baby's room. With our little girl's arrival only weeks away I've been searching high and low for creative art projects that I can make for her room. I knew I wanted to bring the first letter of her first name or her full name into the room but I don't have a ton of wall space to display it. I saw beautiful first initial monogram artwork on Etsy and was really inspired by the button monograms at Letter Perfect Designs.
Though gorgeous and expertly crafted, this was a little out of my price range not to mention skill level. However, the round buttons inspired me in another way...what could I use that would replicate the idea of the button monogram but not the exact execution (or need to purchase hundreds of pink buttons)? Why not pencil erasers in multiple sizes used as stamps on card stock? All it took was a quick trip to the craft store, locally I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics, and a few hours of my time to create a unique and simple piece of monogram art for my little girl's nursery. I promise this is a super easy "art" project.
First, gather your supplies! You'll need a frame in your preferred size (I chose an 11 x 14 in matted to 8 x 10 in), a piece of card stock in white that will fit your frame, ink pads in your desired colors, and two packages of pencils, one standard size and one "my first pencil size" (both found at Target).
Sketch out your letter on your card stock making sure you space it appropriately within your mat or frame then start stamping!
After a couple of hours of time spent stamping, which could have been shortened except for an impatient three year old trying to "help", you'll have something like this!
Pop it into your frame and ta-da! You have a custom monogram piece of art for your nursery/kid's room!
I jazzed up the mat with adhesive scrapbook borders that just so happened to perfectly match the ink pad colors I chose. I'm pretty thrilled with the "art" I created for about $20 in supplies. This would make a really special baby gift as well!
( Note: I'm positive this is not an original idea but as I am not on Pinterest I cannot confirm. Please consider this a short tutorial of someone else's brilliant idea...I'm just not sure whose.)