Craft-Ease: Monogram from rolled book pages {Zero Dollar Project}

I had seen this idea for a monogram on The Precious Little Things in Life. Stacy has lots of beautiful and creative ideas. I knew I wanted to make this myself! I also thought this would be a great idea for a zero dollar project!! She used a wooden letter purchased at a craft store but I actually decided to make my own cardboard letter.
I stenciled a letter on to none other than the side of a cardboard diaper box. Then I cut it out, mumbling to myself about my crappy scissors the entire time. New scissors are definitely on the "to buy" list.

I actually used an old high school English book which I had saved. I am sure my teacher would be devastated to hear this. I got away with only using the introduction section if that makes up for it at all. This baby had been used by many students before me, apparently one who won a sectional title. I actually am not sure I was allowed to bring this book home, now that I think of it. Oh well, by the looks of the cover I did my school a favor. Yes, that is duct tape...not my doing.

I cut out pages, (Sorry Mr. Smagin!), and trimmed off the margins. I cut some of the pages in half for the narrower parts of the "G". Then I rolled them up and hot glued the edge to the roll. Then I hot glued the rolls onto my cardboard monogram. There are more detailed instructions on Stacy's blog, if you want to check them out because mine are lacking.

Then I trimmed the edges of the rolls and cleaned it up a bit. I was left with this finished product.

It isn't perfect, but it cost me nothing! I plan on using it in our living room gallery wall which I am constructing piece by piece!

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  1. Love that it cost no money, I need one of these for my little boy's bedroom, maybe with the pages of a children's story book...Great idea!

  2. Good one , need to know how to go about teh curves..coz i tried mine few months back but had trouble with the edges..any tips?
    I'm a newbie here..(2 days old) do visit mine when u r free (??ever???) and let me know what u think..

    love ur family..may He give you teh good desires of your heart..

    Blog hugs,

  3. I think this is really cute! I would like to try it... maybe using sheet music! I love this project!

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    I'm a new follower, too!

  5. Really appreciate you linking up this awesome masterpiece at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  6. Very cute! I love making things that cost nothing, great job!

  7. I love monograms, anything made with bookpages, and free. Very clever. The photo of your little loves is adorable. The expression on big sis's face is so cute.

    My best- Diane

  8. Well done! Your monogram letter turned out great and you cannot beat free! I just found your site through a blog party and am happy to be a new follower. I would love for you to link your post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

  9. wow, looks great

  10. Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday, Emily! We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)


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