But once the mattresses, bedding and no-sew throw pillows were in place, it was obvious a monogram would be lost on the headboard.
I was determined to find a place for her monogram in the room, and was thrilled when my clever mom suggested I put one on her window pelmet!! Then the search for how to actually do it began! Just when I thought I'd have to have the fabric embroidered, I found the fabulous Shannon Berrey's tutorial on how she created these amazing lampshades!
|Shannon Berrey |
(I die for this room!!)
The talented Kristin provided further inspiration with her version of monogrammed pillows!
First step is to create your monogram on paper. I was fortunate that Etsy seller, Gift Chick, had provided me with a monogram proof (for the original headboard decal). So all I had to do was choose one and enlarge it on the copier.
You could also create one on the computer, by hand-sketch, or those nifty Silhouette machines so many of you
brats seem to have! I tried multiple sizes before settling on one with the best proportion to the pelmet.
Determine which side of the felt you want to show, then turn it face down. Please your paper letters face down on the backside of your felt. I used a little glue stick to help hold them in place while I traced.
I traced the backside of the letters so I wouldn't have to worry about marks showing.
If you use really good fabric scissors, then you'll get a clean cut in the felt. Those ratty kitchen scissors you use to open boxes and cut flower stems will only shred the felt. Flip your letters over and clean up any weird cuts and angles, and make sure everything aligns the way you want.
Find the center of the pelmet and place the middle letter there with a light layer of fabric glue. Position the other two letters the same way.
I love the perfect amount of texture and dimension the felt adds. It definitely doesn't look "crafty".
In fact, I think it looks even more professional than embroidery!
We gave the pelmet a few days for the glue to dry, and to be sure the L-brackets weren't going anywhere. I'm thrilled to announce it is installed and so-far-so-good!
A stomach bug struck my son the other night (why is it always in the middle of the night?!?!), so I haven't been able to get decent pictures yet (very limited good light in Babygirl's Room since the single window faces west). And I'm just a big, fat tease...so you'll have to wait to see the full window. Muahahahahaha. Hopefully tomorrow.
Do you love this monogram method? Is your mind spinning with all the things you could brand?! Do tell!
Update: See the final window with pelmet in place here!