Posts Tagged ‘Monogram Ideas’

April Showers bring May Flowers and more…

Oh.. so much more….framed-monogram-for-web

After all of the wedding showers, and baby showers I went to, I find myself amazed that yet another wedding has crept up on me. So now to conjure up a truly unique gift. I prefer to give meaningful gifts based on things I know about the couple. Gift registries are only in an absolute emergency. Thank goodness I’m not there yet. I visited the Wall Written website and utilizing the custom design tool I came up with a perfect gift. Which I call “Framed Glass Monograms”. This project is a wonderful keepsake with their surname in larger letters with the word “Established” and the year married.

When huge sales come along at local craft stores I buy a variety of picture frames. The size isn’t hugely important. Nothing really big, anything within a 9″ to 24″ size.  Shape doesn’t matter much either. With this project you just go with the flow. I like that. Used frames work as well. Thrift stores are a great place to look.

Once I have the frame(s), I grab the invite and check out the soon-to-be-married couple’s last name. Let’s say for example the last name is Robertson. Then I go to  Wall Written’s website to the create your own tab. You can set the background to the same measurements as the glass in the frame you are going to use. From there, choose a font. I usually go with a simple, easy to read script font for the surname and classic print lettering for “Established 2014″.

Something like this:

Framed-Monograms

There are some really nice embellishments that can be added as well, such as ornamental lines to go between the first and second lines, imparting a certain je na sias quoi to your creation.  As for colors, I think black, slate or chocolate are wonderful, additionally, etched glass looks simply elegant. If you know their décor use these suggestions as a guide. You can choose one or two colors. The design tool will let you decide the look you want, and is super easy.

For assembly see the instructions on Wall Written’s Channel on YouTube or visit their web site.  Basically, you just remove the backing from the frame, take out the glass, clean it, apply the vinyl, and then put the glass back in the frame. Use hot glue to hold the glass securely to the frame, add some coordinating ribbon for hanging and Violà! You’re done! A thoughtful, memorable gift.

This is a great decorating idea for the Do-It-Yourself  Bride-To-Be, except use a table top picture frame or place the frame on an ornamental easel. For the back of the frame, hot glue ribbon, or braided cord in the same or complimentary color as the frame, being sure to cover the backside of the frame as well as the glass edges. Place on the tables at the rehearsal dinner and use them again at the reception. After the big day the bride and groom have their own keepsake and the remaining frames can be given as Thank You Gifts.

This design could be used for an anniversary present, as well as a baby shower gift -  recording the new bundle of joy’s birth, list the baby’s’ name and statistics creating a unique and indelible keepsake.

Nice, easy and very thoughtful, sure to be a hit no matter what the occasion!

Create Your Own Child’s Monogram Decal

In this video tutorial, I’ll guide you through our Custom Design Tool, and show you how to create a personalized monogram vinyl decal for your child’s bedroom.

The whimsical frame makes a great accent to a kid’s monogram, and can be combined with different font and color options to create a completely personalized look. Experiment with your own child’s name to find the best monogram for your own home.  Here are several variations showing the versatility of this monogram style.

Monogram Font: Poor Richard
(Classic Font Category)

Name Font: Missale Incana
(Old World Font Category)

Embellishment: Elephant Family
(Animals Category)

Colors: Terra Cotta & Linen

Monogram Font: Font Diner
(Whimsical Font Category)

Name Font: Rumba
(Whimsical Font Category)

Embellishment: Frog
(Animals Category)

Colors: Chocolate & Split Pea

Monogram Font: 1822 Caslon
(Old World Font Category)

Name Font: Rockford
(Whimsical Font Category)

Embellishment: Seashell
(Beach & Nautical Category)

Colors: Warm Stone & Midnight

Monogram Font: Trajan Pro
(Titling Font Category)

Name Font: Corinthia
(Scripts Font Category)

Embellishment: Crown
(Fairy Tales Category)

Colors: White & Dark Red

Monogram Font: Miel
(Whimsical Font Category)

Name Font: Liorah
(Brush Drawn Font Category)

Embellishment: Flower
(Flowers Category)

Colors: Black & Ballet Slippers

Monogram Font: Gallia
(Classic Font Category)

Name Font: Ephesis
(Scripts Font Category)

Embellishment: Bird
(Birds Category)

Colors: Bordeaux & White

How to Design Your Own Family Monogram

The Wall Written Custom Design Tool now features frame-style embellishments, which are great for creating personalized monograms. In this tutorial video, I’ll explain how to create the monogram style below.

Begin by choosing your frame, then adding your initial(s).

Some Title Suggestions

(Use your own family name in place of “Michelson”)

The Michelsons
The Michelson Family
The Michelson House
House of Michelsons
Michelsons & Co.

Possible Tag Line Ideas:

Established 2002 (Anniversary Date)
Est. 2002
John, Cathy, Devin, Abigail (First names of family members)
Together we make a family
Families are Forever
Love is Spoken Here
Welcome Home
Home is where the Heart is
…and they lived happily ever after
Be true to who you are and the family name you bear

I hope this helps you to release your own inner artist! Enjoy!

Custom Design – Cliff & Tonya’s Kitchen

Here’s a design we were asked to create yesterday:

She was pretty specific (wanted red and black, possible utensils, and she provided the size dimensions and exact quote) – so we were able to make her design to perfectly fit her space.

I love it! What a great, personalized design.

If you want our designers to make something similar for you, just send an email to designer@wallwritten.com. A professional designer will take a look at the project and create something just right.

One Design Concept, Three Ways

Custom MonogramIn the space of three days, I had two customers ask for very similar designs. They both wanted circle monograms with a last name and “Established Date” incorporated into the layout- as well as an accent letter in the background.
After listening to a clear list of specifications, I made several proofs showing this design, as well as several different choices for the red accent “S” in the background. This was the design she chose in the end- and I loved it, too!

Custom MonogramFor the Leavitt family, she wasn’t quite as specific, so I made a few extra design examples. I ended up really falling in love with several of them, particularly this version on the left.

Custom Monogram

In the end, she chose the last design. She made a great choice; I know she’ll be really happy with it.

If you want us to design a special monogram for you, be as specific as possible- it makes the process go faster and smoother. (Do you want the text around the circle to be wrapped around -all facing the middle- or have the bottom half “Right Side Up” so it can be read without twisting your head? What exactly should the text be, and where? Are there any fonts you’re partial to? What color(s) will you need? What size?) Using this information, we can come up with a few choices in a relatively short amount of time.