Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mrs. M.....

I have always been M... I have been called Miss M or Miss Emmy. I was called Em, Emm, and every other variation you can dream up when your name is Emilee...

But this past year I became MRS. M.
Mrs. Marsh!

It was a great day but I certainly didn't have to change my Initials I was still Emilee M... 

I have been thinking about making something like this since then, and when I started seeing things like this, and this around the blogging world and I thought OK it's my turn, lets see what I can do with this!

And here is what I came up with...

And here is how I did it...

I made a template of my letter on computer paper, I made a few different ones but I like this one the best and thought that it would be easiest to work with.

I traced it out on the inside of an old box, I made 2 of these and then took the "scraps" and used them to give the letter a bit more bulk, I brushed white glue onto to cardboard and sandwiched the "scraps" between the two cutouts, then I weighted it down with a few of my lunch plates...

Then I started to cover it in twine... (I love the texture and look of it as compared to burlap and the moss was just too much for me...)
I hot glued it down on the front and back so that it would lay flat and stay in line... 
I had to cut the twine a few times and start from a new position so that I could cover it without causing bumps and lumps here there and everywhere... (once it was done, I trimmed off the stringy bits and all of the loose ends as well as removing any extra glue that you could plainly see)

and here it is fully covered... 

I thought it was a bit too plain but I didn't want to make it too Holiday-ish and have to make one for every other month/holiday. 

So I made some ribbon flowers, I just folded the ribbon over and put a dot of hot glue in each fold, then I hot glued a button in the center of each. I picked greys and turquoise colors because, well because I like them, and they feel kind of timeless and don't really have a season. All of that done I came out with something that I think is pretty darn good!

What do ya think?

Have you done anything fun with your initials lately?


  1. Hey!
    I found your blog today through A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design's blog hop :D
    I really like your blog, and I'm your newest follower :)
    I really like this post - you made your letter so pretty :D

    I hope you'll follow me back and enter my giveaway? :)

    Love, Katrine

  2. It's awesome! I would never have thought to do something like that.... I love the little ribbons!

  3. Visiting from DotDotDot. That is great. Something a little different than the ones you normally see... and not very expensive. I like that!

  4. Very Cute!!! Visiting from DotDotDot. I really think I might try this!!!

  5. Super cute letter M! So funny... I am a Mrs Marsh also!!

  6. This is cute! I'd love to do something like this for my daughters :)

  7. So cute! I did something very similar for my son's room. I love making something with the stuff around the houss!! I love the bows you added to yours. Great job!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope to see you back next week!!

  8. Hi Emilee...this is adorable. I especially love the ribbon flowers...they would look cute on a pillow too. Thanks for visiting my blog...I'm following you now. Happy Easter! ~Ann

  9. That is really cute! I have a letter around somewhere from JoAnns I think I will try it with! Thanks!

  10. So CUTE!!! I love it!! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday at DotDotDot!!! Made my day!!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Have a happy Monday!!


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