Back in September, I made my first Burlap Monogram Sign as a wedding gift. Since then, the signs have been a huge hit! I have about a dozen orders for these signs from my friends and co-workers. Needless to say, the sign making business has been good! :) I really enjoy making them because I know that each personalized sign is really appreciated by the recipient.
Last week my friend Erica asked me to a monogram sign her newborn nephew for his nursery. Before I have only made signs that went to adults so it was fun to do something a tad new! This is what I came up with:
My usual monogram signs are 24″ x 24″, but I made this a little smaller – 18″ x 18″ so it wouldn’t overpower his room. And Erica loved the idea of still using Est. for the baby’s birth year. Thomas is his middle name by the way…they call the baby JT. You could use the first and the last name…or even all three…there are no limits in sign making after all!
My friend Jen S.’s son, Tres, had his first birthday party today and I wasn’t sure on the gift I was going to give him until this morning because I couldn’t decide what to make. From the beginning of the year I have tried to commit myself to only make people gifts as much as I can rather than buying gifts (might as well…I have enough craft crap!). So I decided to make Tres a monogram sign too. Side note here, Tres is a nickname since is James the 3rd…they aren’t just randomly naming their kids after spanish numbers.
So I made Tres this 13″ x 13″ sign:
I think it came out super cute. I decided to use his whole birthday instead of the Est. year. The hardest part for both of these signs was picking out the font. I pretty much use the same font for all the adult signs, but I wanted the kid’s name signs to be a little less formal so I tried out some new fonts. I can’t believe Tres is a year old already…seems like I just made these little Appliqued Onesies for him!
The verdict: Tres said he loved it! Well, ok, so he telepathically said it as he put his sticky hands in my hair when I was holding him. Of course Jen S. loved it and proclaimed to the room that “Aunt Jamie is so crafty”…lol. And a couple of people at the party want to order ones for their kids. Score!
If you want to know how I paint my burlap signs, you can visit that tutorial HERE. I also have a tutorial on how to print on burlap if you would rather go that route, though you are limited to a much smaller size of burlap. Be sure to let me know if you make something cool!
I also whipped up some burlap signs for some of my guy friends that I will try to get posted soon. They are fun!
Until later, happy crafting!
I’m linking up to these parties:
Friday: Romantic Home, Tatertots and Jello, Remodelaholic, 504 Main; Saturday: Be Different Act Normal,Kojo Designs, Six Sisters’ Stuff; Sunday: I Heart Naptime, Flamingo Toes, Homemaker on a Dime, Under the Table and Dreaming, The DIY Showoff; Monday: Craft-O-Maniac, Skip to My Lou, Lines Across My Face, C.R.A.F.T., Making the World Cuter, Home Stories A2Z; Tuesday: Tip Junkie, Today’s Creative Blog, A Diamond in the Stuff, Not Just a Housewife; Wednesday: Lil’ Luna, The Trendy Treehouse, Savvy Southern Style, Ginger Snap Crafts, Blue Cricket Design, Sew Much Ado; Thursday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, My Repurposed Life;