Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DIY Monogram Clutch

Monograms are so in right now so how could I resist a little diy project involving the popular initial trend? The clutch was cheap and easy to make and turned out great {in my humble opinion.} Check out the tutorial below to see how to do it yourself!

What you'll need:
Canvas Clutch 
Stained by Sharpie Marker
Masking Tape 
Piece of Cardboard

>>I found the clutch and marker at Hobby Lobby. The clutch was only like 4 bucks! Plus, you can always find a Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon online or via their app<<

Part One: Making the Monogram

1. Download the Monogram KK font if you don't already have it. I've provided the free link.

2.  In Word, you'll choose to insert 'Wordart' and start with the first letter of your first name. I used size 100 to make the letter, but you can choose your size based on how big you want your monogram to be.

3. Copy the letter you just did and paste it. Then, change the letter to the first letter of your middle name. This way, you insure that the two letters are both even in size.

4. Copy and paste again. This time, you'll use the first letter of your last name. You'll also want to enlarge this letter. I changed the font size to 150. From there, just use your judgement to align the three letters. If you hover your cursor over the image, it should show you the two text boxes that the smaller letters are in, letting you know if they're even or not (pictured below you can see an example.)

5. Now you'll just need to print the image off on regular computer paper!

Part 2: The Clutch 

1. Shade the back of your monogram with pencil.

2. Align the monogram on the clutch (shaded side down.) Tape the monogram in place with the masking tape.

3. Trace over the letters with pen, making sure you're pressing hard.

4. Remove the paper monogram. You should have your outline barely visible on the clutch. 

5. Put the piece of cardboard inside the clutch to prevent bleeding through and go over the pencil outline with the fabric sharpie marker.

6. Add dots, tribal print, triangles, or whatever you please. I also added a little charm onto the zipper to spice things up a bit. 

There you go! Enjoy your cute little diy monogram clutch.

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