{Party Crafts} Circle Monogram Wall Art

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When I started researching ideas for my daughter’s Monogram & Lilly inspired brunch, I found the following wooden circle monogram wall art on PB Teen.  It’s a fun piece of art that would be perfect for a teen’s bedroom.  But, I also thought the concept would make a perfect backdrop for a dessert table.

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 The  only problem with the wooden monogram art is that it’s a more expensive than I wanted to spend for a dessert table backdrop.   I also wasn’t sure if it was a piece that would later work in my daughter’s bedroom, especially since it needed to be pink and she doesn’t have much pink in her room.  So, I set out to recreate the look with a smaller price tag.   The monogram wall art that I made was made out of foam board, instead of wood.  I purchased a piece of foam board from Michaels for less than $5.

 

What you’ll need:

20×30″ Foam board

Hot Knife 

Monogram Print Out (directions below)

Tape

Craft Paint

Paint Brush

 

Instructions:

1.  For this project, I used the Circle Monograms Font Family by Harold’s Fonts.  It’s my favorite circle monogram font.  Start by opening your word processing software and make your page dimensions 12×18.  Make your monogram with a circle around it.  The diameter of the circle should have a 9″ diameter.  Make sure the edges of your monogram touch the inner edge of a circle border.  This is how you’ll be able to cut out the circle and monogram all together without separating the letters.

2.  Either upload your monogram file to a printing shop website or take it into a printing company to be printed.  Ask them to print your file as a 24×36″ engineering print.   I have done this at both Staples and Office Depot and it is usually less than $8 for the print.

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3.  Wrap your 24×36″ engineering print around the foam board.  Secure the print to the foam board with a piece of tape.

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4.  Beginning inside the monogram, use your hot knife to cut out the white background.  The hot knife is a great tool and will easily cut right through the foam board.

 

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5. Continue cutting until all the white background is removed.  Smooth out any rough spots.

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6.  Cut out around the outer edge of the circle.  Remove the stencil.

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7. If desired, paint the monogram with craft paint.

8.  To hang the monogram, simply use Command Strips for Posters.

 

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