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!


Linking up at these fun link parties!

10 comments:

  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!

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  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,
    Babita

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  3. I think this is really cute! I would like to try it... maybe using sheet music! I love this project!
    Ky
    http://burstofcreations.blogspot.com/

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    I'm a new follower, too!

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

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  6. Very cute! I love making things that cost nothing, great job!
    www.modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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

    http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/blog-party-4

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  9. wow, looks great

    itsjustcalledspicy.blogspot.com

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  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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