Lately I have tried to figure out inexpensive ways to give gifts. It seems that lots of people that I know are graduating, having babies or getting married. I love giving gifts and I like to give things that are unique but right now we just don’t have the extra funds.
One day, while looking through blogs, I saw a super cute idea but now I can’t remember who did it! A blogger had taken old sheet music and she had sewn fabric letters to it (somehow!) to make a very cute and personalized gift. I started thinking that I had some fabric and some stencils so maybe I could do a variation of her idea.
One of my former students is getting married in March so she was my first experiment! I had no idea what colors she was using so I just went with black and white…
When she opened it at the shower on Saturday she was so excited to have her new initials in a frame and her kitchen is going to be black, white and green!
I decided to make one for my office so I just made a “G” in the colors that I like..
… and we have a friend with a new baby so I decided to make one for her room as well.
I am still playing around with it, but it’s fun and fairly easy to make. I think there’s nothing quite like fun fabrics, monograms and ribbon to personalize your home!