Tuesday, July 31, 2012

[Make] Bling-Bling Rhinestone Monogram

When in doubt, add rhinestones.  That's not really my motto, but it seems to work for this project.  This glitzy monogram would be a fun addition to a number of special occasions-- wedding, bridal shower, girls birthday party... really anything that needs a little sparkle. Or maybe even room decor-- hey, it looks kinda nice on our dresser.



This actually isn't my monogram, but is something that I'm working on for the holidays. More on that later.  :)

Here's how you can make your own shiny, sparkly monogram--



A few notes:

I painted the cardboard letter with Martha Stewart's multi-purpose paint in Mother of Pearl-- just enough gleam without being silver. Since I painted both sides of the letter, I found it easier and neater to paint on wax paper instead of newspaper (no print transfer).

I have to admit that the bedazzle process is a bit mundane.  Definitely something to do while listening to good music (or perhaps sorta/kinda watching the Olympics).  It took me about 3 hours to glue the rhinestones onto this 12-inch letter... this would be much quicker with a smaller sized letter, and even more quicker if you're not obsessed with fitting everything together perfectly.  :)



Just a few more hours of bedazzling to go and I'll be ready for Christmas!  :)


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12 comments:

  1. I love the bling on the initial. That is such a great idea. Thanks so much for linking up to DIYbyDesign's Sizzle into Summer party.

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    1. Thanks Judy! And thank you for hosting the party :)

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  2. Just found your blog and I absolutely love it. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Your craft ideas are wonderful- I'm always crafting. I'm excited to add you to my daily read!
    -Allie @ adventuresofamiddlesister.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Allie! I haven't had much time to craft lately, but I'm so ready to go once school starts! Thanks for following along!! xo, Melanie

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  3. Since I've recently become obsessed with letters & the decorating of them this couldn't have come at at better time, thanks so much. Really pretty also. Easy but not quick it seems but that's ok, I'm not going anywhere, have lots of time to glue, glue, glue and glue? lol Hope I can find the big bag of gems.

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    1. Yep, it's pretty easy and the end result is worth the extra time. I did one letter all in one shot, but for the others I just do a little gluing when I have the time. Whatever works! Hope you can find the gems too! xo, Melanie

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  4. I love this bling! Sounds like a great project for a night in. :)

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  5. Oh, so cool! Love that bit of bling for a room. I've seen lots of projects with these letters, but this is by far the most glam. Love it!

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  6. So pretty - love me some "bling"! I know that our readers will love it, too. If you get a chance we would love for you to link up this craft at our weekly Bowdabra Showcase. http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/08/04/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-13/

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  7. This looks gorgeous! Love the bling:) Tacky Glue is my favorite!!!

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  8. I love this. I just pinned it. I am so going to do this to mine. I thought it was super cute, as well.

    Regards,
    Rhinestones

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