by Mardi Gras Oulet
You will need:
- Long Beads
- Hot Glue
- Print-out of Letter
- Scissors, Pencil & Knife
- Optional: Ribbon
How to Make a MONOGRAM LETTER
CUT-OUT THE LETTER
First, print-out a large letter of your choice on your home desktop printer. Use a word processing program on your computer and make the letter as large as you can fit onto a page. The font used here is Monotype Corsiva, and it is 7″ tall by 8″ wide.
Cut out the letter from the print-out, and then use a pencil to trace around the edges onto a piece of scrap cardboard. Use an knife or scissors to cut out the letter shape.
WRAP THE LETTER
Cut each of the beads into single strands. You can use gold beads like this letter or other colors. If you have multiple colors ofbeads, simply spray paint the letter when you are done. Use hot glue or skillet glue to attach the beads to the cardboard. Skillet glue is hot glue that is heated in a pan or crock-pot.
Wrap the beads strands around the entire letter, back and front. Make sure the strands stay going in the same direction, and place them close together so that they interlock. This makes the gaps smaller, giving the letter a mosaic look.
Now you have the option of spray-painting the monogram letter with the color you want, or leaving it as is. To make the letter into a wall hanging, simply tie a ribbon and a bow at the top. We used metallic gold deco flex tubing ribbon to create the bow and hanger.
More info and tips can be found at Mardi Gras Oulet