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How to Make DIY Monogrammed Trophies

Or mugs, dishes, or vases — anything ceramic or glass. But I went with trophies.

How to Make DIY Monogrammed Trophies

Supplies

Supplies for DIY Monogrammed Trophies

I designed my stencil in Adobe Illustrator and then used my Silhouette cutting machine on vinyl. There are pre-made adhesive stencils in craft stores, and plenty of sellers on Etsy willing to make one for you. You can also cut one out of contact paper with an X-acto knife.

How to Make a DIY Monogrammed Trophy

After you’ve affixed your stencil (as smooth as you can get it around the important detailed bits), you can dab the paint on thinly with a dauber. Peel the stencil off before the paint dries. If you have difficult to reach portions (like the inner triangle of my capital ‘A’, for example), you can use a pin to lift up a corner so you don’t ruin the paint by trying to do it with your fingers.

How to Make a DIY Monogrammed Trophy (Paint and Peel the Stencil)

The glass paint that I used will cure in twenty-one days if air-drying, or it can be oven-baked at 350°F for 30 minutes, and it will be dishwasher-safe once cured. I tend to go light on my DIY instructions (you’re all smart cookies), but if you want a more detailed tutorial, I found this project by searching Pinterest.

DIY Monogrammed Trophies Filled with Flowers

The trophies are cute when empty, but I like them as vases and plant pots.

Monogrammed Trophies Filled with Flowers

DIY Monogrammed Trophies Filled with Flowers

How to Make a Terrarium (Video)

Remember the punch bowl that I turned into an open terrarium? I put together a quick little video, showing how I made it.

p.s. Today is the last day to vote for your favorite table setup in the Mystery Box Challenge. You’ll be entered to win all of the items we received in the challenge too, just by voting.

Comic Mishap

Enjoy the complete awesomeness of this paper while you can, because apparently you cannot use those faces in commercial photo shoots. I thought they were fine because of the illustration style, but nope. Lesson learned.

I was in the city at a photo shoot all day today for a (fake) party that I planned. I’ll be on set again all day tomorrow, so I probably won’t be back to my normal posting yet and the Honor Roll may have to wait until next week. There were jets flying nearby in tight air formations today in preparation for the Chicago Air and Water Show. I’m going to think of them as an omen and a metaphor for tomorrow, soaring to great heights in perfect choreography, free of legal usage rights complications. Deal?

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