Sunday, November 29, 2009

Typewriter Key Monogram Gift Tutorial

You remember the Pottery Barn wall decor, using Susie's tutorial I made mine. I decided to put a bit of a twist on it to make friend and teacher gifts using the basic concept!

  • You will need 4 x 4 wooden plaques {Michael's}

  • Craft paint {goosefeather} color

  • Craft paint {black} color

  • Circle Rubbermaid food storage container or anything else about the size of your square

  • Tea Stain

Paint your squares in goosefeather, once dry, trace your outer circle. Paint your circle black. Trace your letter and paint in goosefeather, I used the Times New Roman font in size 175 for my letter.

Then dip your circle in paint {but don't get paint on the entire edge} and "stamp".

Sand the edges and finish with tea stain to give it that vintage look!


Cat Kotaka said...

that is so cute! hmm...if that was for sale...(;

Darlene said...

How CUTE and what a great idea!!! I think anyone would love those!

Elise said...

As a proud owner of this I can vouch for the total cute factor!!
LOVE mine!!

Hopeful Housewife said...

Very cute!

Mimi Sue said...

Very, very cute. Mimi

Jill said...

TOO cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!
p.s.- LOVE your Santa hat in your blog header! :)

Rambling Girl said...

By the looks of things you and Susie have it going on. I love these typewriter keys...I remember my grandmother had a picture like this that sat in her office at the cable company when I was a little girl...but these are so much more cuter than a picture.

jenjen said...

That is DARLING! Love, love, love it!!! I am going to put it in my Friday Favorites. So cute Jen!


kirstin & jordan said...

I adore these!!! What a terrific idea!

Ruth said...

They are amazing. I know the teachers will love them!!


Michelle said...

LOVE how this project turned out...thanks for sharing!

Enjoy your weekend!
~Michelle :)

michele said...

Oh my goodness -- very, very cute!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

One of those L's best be mine ;) You are so crafty!!