I have to admit it…I love monograms.
In fact, my children (who have long since outgrown personalized clothing) laugh about how they had their name on every article of clothing they ever wore when they were small. I not only dressed them in matching outfits, but they did usually have their name splattered across the front. I couldn’t help it. They were so cute!
Since that stage has passed, I have moved on…now I monogram what I can get my hands on around the house!
Recently I had the opportunity to review some great new fabric from HGTV. I was so excited to make these adorable reversible pillows for my front porch. I got a little creative and created one with a burlap insert. I love them, but I knew from the get go that I wanted that burlap insert to be embellished.
I automatically thought about a monogram. Is that a Southern thing or do we all love monograms?
I love vintage monogrammed linens and silverware. Perhaps I should have been born in the days where we would sit on the veranda and enjoy our afternoon tea with our monogrammed hankies in hand…
But today, I’ll settle for a monogrammed pillow on my front porch.
It’s very simple to identify yourself. To monogram a pillow, you need simple tools such as stencils and paint. I used this great fabric paint from DecoArt. It’s DecoArt So Soft in Cadmium Orange. It’s great fabric paint.
The stencils I used were from Martha Stewart. They were adhesive stencils. They were great for using on the burlap. Once they were placed, they stuck perfectly and they were so easy to paint!
I centered the letters and added a simple embellishment at the bottom.
The additional of our name adds so much to the pillow and therefore the porch. It’s so much more personal and interesting.
Maybe that’s what I like about a monogram…the way it sets something apart from the ordinary. It adds character. It adds style. It adds interest.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…”Make mine a monogram!”
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