Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monogram Key Holder

So my project this week was a monogram key holder for my sister in law. It was super easy and I did it all in one day, start to finish. My supplies were initials from Michael's (found in the dollar section), a ready to finish wooden plaque, some scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, paint and cement glue. The total cost was around $6. ($2 per letter, everything else I had on hand.)

The first thing I did was take my wooden plaque and paint it. My sister in law told me her favorite colors were purple and grey so I used those colors. I did grey for the center and purple for the trim.

The shades used were Dark Grey and Eggplant Purple.

While the paint was drying, I mod podged the scrapbook paper onto my letters. Then I carefully cut around with an exacto knife and used a nail file to get any loose pieces. This part was a little tricky since the letters had some curves in them. I did my sister in law's initials, their last initial and then my brother in law's initial.

Here's a close-up of one of the letters. I really liked this paper because I felt like it fit the colors wonderfully.

After my paint dried and the letters were finished, I used my cement glue to attach the letters to the plaque. The hooks on the bottom of the plaque actually came attached to the letters, I just unscrewed them from there and put them on the plaque using the same screws. I really like the way it turned out, I don't think this picture does it justice. 

I know my sister in law will love it and I can't wait to give it to her! Too bad her birthday isn't until March!


  1. I love this idea! I'm kinda obsessed with monogram stuff... I'm not very crafty and i've just gotten into it but since i got my cricut machine i've made a few things around the house with my hubby and I's letters. This is another project to look into! Thanks for the idea!

  2. That turned out really cute!

    Thanks for entering my giveaway!