Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Washer Monogram

It’s time for Pinterest Challenge DIY project #2.  (Check out Project #1 here!)

I’m usually not a huge fan of monograms but I thought this one was unique enough for me to get past the whole monogram thing.


And the dresser in our master bedroom needed something to live on it.  And washers are surprisingly pretty and cheap, especially when you already have a bunch hanging out in your garage.

This project was pretty straight forward.  Slightly time consuming. Lately I have this impressive ability to make simple tasks extremely difficult.

I printed out a large “S”.  I then placed a piece of cardstock over the printed “S” and lined up various sizes of washers on top using the “S” as a guide.  I then glued the washers in place using tacky glue. I liked using both sides of the washers for added contrast. Easy.  I did get a little carried away with the glue at the beginning.  I was like a pre-schooler on the first day of class…except I didn’t eat it.  Luckily it dried clear.  I then placed it in an inexpensive from purchased from the Target.

Here’s my final product…



It makes me smile.  I kind of want to make the entire alphabet. Making this was weirdly therapeutic.

It now lives happily in our bedroom.  Along with a couple of Salvation Army finds, our framed engagement collage, and another Pinterest inspired print that I made in Photoshop.  (The word “darling” makes me laugh. These heavenly muffins were part of the inspiration.)



Are you a monogram fan?  What would you call someone “darling” for….muffins, waffles, pancakes, ice cream??  A new ceiling fan in your master bedroom?  Oh darling, Nate….

Check out project #3 here!


  1. i love this idea and think i will borrow it for some christmas presents this year!

  2. I love it!! I think I might need one.

  3. I am a huge monogram fan. Maybe too much of a fan. I have a lot of H's scattered around the house. :)

    LOVE the washers!

  4. I love monograms and this is a unique one! Love it!

  5. Wow, love the idea! What a fun and personalized project. Totally love the end result. Maybe enough for even my non-crafty self to give it a try. : )

  6. It's whimsical and cool, darling. I love it!

  7. Cute! I do like monograms in moderation and in unique ways (like yours!).

    Rick would get totally weirded out if I called him darling. :)

  8. Nice! I have oodles of washers that need to find a purpose in life . . . maybe a monogram would be a good use. It looks great!

  9. Very cute! I love the silver frame, too. I have a bunch of buttons that I wanted to use in a similar way. Sigh... maybe someday.

  10. I have this pinned also so when I clicked the link at YHL, I had no clue it was you! Love it! My last name is the same initial, so I'm happy to see how it looks!

    Now I must make one :)

  11. It turned out adorable - I love it such a fresh take on a monogram.

  12. I love it! I think I have that pinned too. I'm inspired to try it out too!

  13. I think I pinned this too! I really want to try making a "C" one for us. Looks cute!

  14. very cute! thanks for partying with me!

  15. I'm a typography fan, which I do suppose puts me in the pro-monogram camp. I just like letters and symbols in general. :)

    Your 's' turned out beautifully!

  16. don't ask my hubby for another ceiling fan! LOL.

    i love this, so pretty! and your whole arrangement on top of the dresser goes really well together!

  17. I love a good monogram and actually had pinned your inspiration piece. It looks great, I might have to try making one for our place.

  18. I think both projects turned out very well...The vase is my favorite.

  19. What a cool idea! I love how it's industrial yet chic. Very nice!

    xo Catharine @ Your Modern Couple

  20. I'm not a huge mon0gram person myself, but you're right yours has a great industrial feel to it which I love. The fact that you had all those washers at your fingertips made me smile. I miss having a garage!

  21. I LOVE this!! Thanks for posting!

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