DIY Tissue Paper Monogram

29 Dec

So the original purpose of this blog was to showcase and TEACH you about the things I made for my wedding…kinda got off track, huh Ashley?

We thought it would be nice to have something hanging on our beach house rental door to give a glimpse of the overall wedding decor. It is also a nice  personalized touch to the entrance of your wedding venue and above all else it let’s  people know they have arrived to the right place!

We decided that an “R” to represent our last name (my new last name) would be appropriate. I knew I did not want a moss covered “R” or a fabric covered “R” (even though they are very nice for some weddings). I liked the simplicity of this Martha Stewart Weddings idea but wanted more.

Martha Stewart Weddings

I was running out of time AND moolah so decided to look at what I already had lying around. There was quite a bit of blue tissue paper left after making the pom’s (see how to post here). I printed off my current coupon for Joann fabric and made the trek in search of a styrofoam sheet. Sure enough, they had plenty of shapes and sizes! The styrofoam sheet cost about $4.00 with the coupon (you know you are getting older AND wiser when you get excited about coupons!). Here is what I did when I got home:

1. I used a marker to trace an “R” on the foam. Try using a light marker (I used silver so my lines would hide easily).

2. Cut the “R” out with an exacto knife. Going into the garage is a must because it gets a little messy. You may have to score the styro. several times before it will pop out. Take your time and stick to it. I actually ended up cutting a part of my “R” off by mistake…nothing some tape can’t fix!

3. A day earlier I made some miniature tissue paper flower poms. I used the same directions as the large pom’s but used smaller sheets of tissue paper. This is where the wire we  used for the tissue paper pom’s will come in handy. See my pom tutorial..click here. Wiggle the wire through the foam and twist to secure the tissue pom’s on.

4. Using the wire from the wrapped flower pom’s, stick them one by one into the “R” and fill it up. I thought about adding some to the side because the foam was about 1″ thick but opted not to. This would make it fuller and more polished in my opinion.

5. I then tied a ribbon to the top and hung it from a clear wreath hook I got from the after Christmas sell at K-Mart for $.99! SCORE!

There you have it! An easy, light and airy monogram to hang from your door!

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2 Responses to “DIY Tissue Paper Monogram”

  1. marriedmerriment January 5, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    LOVE the Martha letters! I got married in October and we did the same thing (ribbon and all on perfect old wooden doors) except we covered the letters in green moss to go with our colors. At the church we had B & C (our initials) and then they were moved to the reception hall … which had three doors and we had our monogram BSC. It was awesome! We’re saving the letters and planning on using them as great wall art once we’re done redecorating.

    Really like your site@

    • wedtrospect January 6, 2011 at 2:28 am #

      Hi marriedmerriment! Thanks for the kind words–do you have a blog?

      I think the initials are such an easy way to personalize things 🙂

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