If you have a middle school girl you know, you probably know that they are obsessed with monograms! My daughter and all her friends love anything with their monogrammed. Knowing how much middle school girls love monograms, I decided to make a monogram craft for our Lilly Inspired Birthday Brunch. We placed a brunch menu card in a monogrammed Lilly Pulitzer Frame at each place setting. After the brunch, the girls were able to take their frame home as a party favor. And, they couldn’t believe that each of the frames included their monograms!
The best part about this favor is that it only cost $1.00 per girl! Yep, that’s right – just $1!! As I mentioned in my last post, you can find Lilly Pulitzer wallpaper online that you can download and print for free. The only real cost of the craft were the frames, which I purchased for $1 each at Michaels.
What You’ll Need:
Printed Lilly Pulitzer Paper (how-to here)
Printed Paper Monogram
Small Paint Brush
1. If desired, paint the edges of the frame with craft paint. I used white craft paint on my edges. Let dry. You could also leave the edges unfinished, if you prefer.
2. Search Lilly Pultizer Wallpaper online to find the Lilly print you’d like to use. Print out a sheet of the paper on cardstock.
3. Using your word processing program, make your monogram in the size you’d like. The font I used for these frames was the Circle Monograms Font Family by Harold’s Fonts. You can use any font you’d like to make your monogram. Simply print it on cardstock once you have the look you like. If you use a circle font, you can use a 2″ punch to cut out your monogram. Otherwise, simply use scissors to cut out the monogram.
4. Flip the Lilly paper you printed over to the back side. Lay the wooden frame on the paper, then trace around the edges. Using your scissors, cut out the silhouette of the frame.
5. Cover the front of the wooden frame with modge podge. Immediately place cut out cardstock on frame, right side up.
6. Glue monogram to front of frame with modge podge.
7. Paint modge podge on top of paper to seal paper to frame. Smooth out as many wrinkles as possible with paint brush. Let dry. Enjoy!!