So yesterday we made the pelmet for Babygirl’s window. Today we’re going to pimp it out with a monogram!! Oh yeah! (Some of you savvy readers noticed the monogram in my sketch yesterday. Nice eye!) If you recall, the original plan was to put a monogram 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!
(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.
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!