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Get Crafty: DIY Monogrammed Pouch

by 97495429 December 03, 2012

I'm so excited to be kicking off this DIY holiday week with Alex of one of my daily reads, Dreams + Jeans. I can't get enough of her crafty monogrammed gift (is there anything better than receiving something with your monogram on it?) – it's such a great way to add that personalized touch to a practical leather pouch that just about anyone will love.

Here's Alex to give you the step-by-step details (while I head off to make one for everyone on my list!) ...


When Melissa asked me to come up with a DIY gift, I immediately thought of doing a monogrammed leather pouch. Leather pouches can be used for so many different things and by adding a monogram, it shows you really took the time to think of the recipient.


YOU'LL NEED:
- fine paint brushes



ONE. Determine the placement and size of the monogram on your pouches.


TWO. Tape monogram onto the adhesive film and cut along the letters. Remove the paper backing and place the adhesive film onto the pouch. (I ended up using the backing as my stencil because the adhesive wasn't sticking.)

THREE. Position stencil onto pouch and tape into place.


FOUR. Paint one coat of liquid gilding. Let dry one hour in between coats. Certain letters may be difficult with a stencil (like my A) so you may want to carefully freehand them.
After you've done enough coats, let dry for a few hours. It's also recommended to seal the gilding to prevent chipping.

Thanks so much for having me Melissa!


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14 Responses

Jodie Enders
Jodie Enders

November 19, 2015

Hi! I'm the girl from Instagram who asked about this! :-) I read and love both your blogs daily. Thanks for the super cute DIY. This will be happening sometime this month hopefully and I'll tag you when it does! Have a great day!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime
Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

November 19, 2015

Wow i am impressed! Such patience..and a steady hand..needed! They came out great.

Julie Leah
Julie Leah

November 19, 2015

Melissa & Alex – What a great DIY! Absolutely loving this idea! It's the perfect combination of "ooh look what I bought!" and "ooh look what I made!" – does that make sense?! Lol Great collaboration, ladies! xx, Julie

domestikatedlife.com
domestikatedlife.com

November 19, 2015

Love love love this idea!

@Rgord
@Rgord

November 19, 2015

I want to do this!!

Becky {The Pumpkin Spot}
Becky {The Pumpkin Spot}

November 19, 2015

Great great idea. Even I would be able to do this!-Beckywww.thepumpkinspot.com

civetta
civetta

November 19, 2015

Is there a suggestion on how to seal the paint?

Melissa | The Atelier
Melissa | The Atelier

November 19, 2015

I'm glad everyone is as in love with this DIY as I am! Alex did such an awesome job. Happy crafting :)

Kelly / Fabulous K
Kelly / Fabulous K

November 19, 2015

This really is an amazing DIY! Love it!!

Kelly
Kelly

November 19, 2015

These are lovely! I went through like 4 levels of instagram to get to this post. Worth it!

Sheamus Warior
Sheamus Warior

November 19, 2015

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Feonacy Tyson
Feonacy Tyson

November 19, 2015

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Johney Duke
Johney Duke

November 19, 2015

I actually found this blog and that is amazing thing I enjoy reading this easy to understand stuff. Keep it up.bubblegum casting reviews

Hannah Keefe
Hannah Keefe

November 19, 2015

I sprayed mine with an acrylic spray to seal it and it still chipping off. any tips?

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