Introduction: Decorated Monograms

Things you will need:

Stranded cotton thread, I’m using bits and pieces which was left after other projects
Glue which dries clear
Toothpicks
Styrofoam
Paper pencil
Clear cellophane

Step 1: 1

First of all you need a basic sketch of the letter you are going to make, since my name is zeyani I’m going to be making a ‘Z’. I drew the letter Z free handed, or you could use a template.

Place the paper which you drew the letter over the Styrofoam, and then place the cellophane on it and insert toothpicks where you need to get the curves or pointy corners.

Step 2: 2

In a small container mix glue and water in 1:1 ratio. For glue which is less thick, use 1: ½ ratio
Remove one toothpick from the sketch and tie the end of a long stranded thread and insert it back where it was.

And start making the basic outline of the monogram.

Step 3: 3

Once you have the outline, start dipping pieces of thread in the glue and fill in the monogram. I went for really vibrant colors.

You could add glitter, rhinestones, buttons at this point, before the glue dries.

Now is the hardest part. You need to wait till it dries; mine took 2 days to dry completely.

Step 4: 4

Once it is completely dried, carefully remove toothpicks, and take care not to hurt the shape of the monogram.

After removing the toothpicks, remove the monogram from the cellophane.

If there is any glue which is dried outside of the monogram outline, you could just cut it off using a pair of scissors.

The places where we inserted toothpicks will leave small holes. Pass through a 12” long stranded cotton thread and tie it up.

You could use these as key chains, for your back packs, or as name tags :)

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RoseyThorn made it! (author)2014-01-14

this is so artistic love this creation

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zeyanimisbah made it! (author)zeyanimisbah2014-01-15

Thank you :)

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lindarose92 made it! (author)2014-01-14

Wow, I didn't realize that this was made with thread! Very nice!!

I have a question: I once tried to make a project using a similar technique where I dipped yarn into white glue, but I ended up giving up on it because the yarn kept sticking to my fingers instead and I couldn't keep them in place. Does this happen to you as well?

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zeyanimisbah made it! (author)zeyanimisbah2014-01-14

Thank you :)

no, since i mixed the glue with water. it sort of was easy to handle. hope this helps O.o let me know how it turned out if you try

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lindarose92 made it! (author)lindarose922014-01-15

I did mix the glue with water, maybe it wasn't the right mix :D I will let you know how it turns out when I try again! Thank you! :)

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zeyanimisbah made it! (author)zeyanimisbah2014-01-15

it should be mixed to 1:1 ratio, WC :)

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Muhaiminah Faiz made it! (author)2014-01-14

very creative! love the colors you used :)

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zeyanimisbah made it! (author)zeyanimisbah2014-01-14

Thanx darl :)

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Chikpeas Brother made it! (author)2014-01-13

Very Cool! ^^

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zeyanimisbah made it! (author)zeyanimisbah2014-01-13

Thank you :)

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