We had this small, blank wall behind our front door. The previous owners had a coat tree here, but I was afraid it would clutter up our living room and discourage family members from hanging up coats in the coat closet. I wanted to do something, though, and I kept coming back to something simple and something reflective of our family.
I love monograms. If you have been to our house, you know there is no shortage of items with a “B” on them. We have my daughter’s name hanging over her bed, a “B” hanging over our bed, a wreath with our initial on the front porch… the list goes on and on.
I knew I wanted to do a burlap monogram.
The website Weddingchicks.com has a variety of customizable, free, printable downloads for the taking. I hopped on that website and created two very cute, very easy monograms.
I had a sheet of burlap left over from crafting my Thanksgiving banner in our dining room display. On Pinterest, I learned how to print on fabric. I popped that sheet of burlap into my printer and went to town. My only complaint is that the monogram didn’t center itself on the burlap.
I went to a local big box store and picked up an inexpensive black frame. Once the burlap print was framed and monogrammed, I didn’t really care as much that it didn’t print in the center. I like the overall result.
The only thing this cost me was the cost of my frames. I already had the burlap, printer ink, picture clips, and it didn’t cost me a thing to create the monogram.