If you’ve been following along with our Craft Room Challenge, you know I have a huge craft stash I need to use. While it’s unrealistic to think I won’t buy any new craft supplies this year, I am making a promise to myself to try and use up some of my current stash. There’s some great stuff in my craft room! So this Monthly Crafty De-stash Challenge is the perfect way to make sure I’m using my existing supplies for projects at least once a month. This String Art Monogram Letter is definitely one of those projects I’ve had on my to make list for well over a year. I didn’t need to purchase one single extra supply.
It’s part of a larger project I’ve been working on where I will show you 10 different ways to craft monogram letters and in the end, I’ll have a fun piece of wall art that says “Be Inspired.” My Chalk Painted Monogram Letter and Paper Rose-Filled Monogram Letter are the first two from the series. If you’re wondering why this letter is yellow of all colors and why the others are red, white, and blue, it’s because my craft room is Wonder Woman themed. You’ll want to check that out, too, once I’m done.
1. Paint the front and sides of your canvas monogram letter in the color of your choice.
2. Stick the quilting pins into the front edge of the entire perimeter of your canvas letter, 1/2 inch apart. You won’t be able to get them in on the very edge, so you’ll need to test and see how far in to stick the pins. The pins should be sticking up from the canvas just a bit.
3. Tie off and knot one end of your crochet string onto one of the pins stuck in the canvas, a bottom corner works best. Leave the string tail for later.
4. Wrap the string around the pins in a random pattern to provide pretty full coverage of the letter. If you’d prefer to wrap the string in a more organized pattern, go for it!
5. Work your way back to the starting point and tie off and knot that string end with your beginning string end then trim off the extra.
That’s it! This String Art Monogram Letter was a lot of fun to make. I like that I didn’t have to hammer in a million little nails, too! Of course, you have to be careful of putting too much pressure on your fingertips when doing projects like this so they don’t go numb like with spray paint cans. A metal thimble would be helpful, I’d think. I love how customizable this project is for you guys! You could make this in any color scheme or even make it metallic. How would you make yours?
If you’d love to see a whole range of DIY home decor ideas, you’ll have to check out DIY Idea Center. I always find so much inspiration over there.
Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge
Hi, I’m Marie! I just built my first home (yay!) and I'm decorating it from the ground up. I decided to refocus my blogging efforts to include this exciting journey. Elle Marie Home (formerly The Inspiration Vault) will continue to provide great DIY and craft project ideas and tutorials, I’m just expanding my scope to include home decor, home improvement, and more advanced DIY projects.
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