Sometimes the smallest gifts are the most meaningful. I will never forget the excitement I felt one Christmas when I received a box of pencils from my third grade teacher. Of course, these were no ordinary pencils! As I pulled each pencil from its box, I squealed with delight when I discovered my name had been printed on each one with shiny gold lettering.
That’s the great thing about paper crafting! There’s just something magical about creating personalized gifts! My 30-something girlfriends might not appreciate their name printed on a plastic bicycle license plate these days, but I think I’ve discovered the next best thing -
Monograms are a trend that have spanned the test of time. Check out these fresh new approaches to personalizing your goods:
Ready to create your own monogrammed masterpiece? Here’s a SUPER simple way to personalize a gift using supplies you might already have on hand.
You will need:
- PermEnamel Paint set by Delta
- Coffee mug (I purchased mine from the Dollar Store)
- Paint brush
- Die cutting machine or punches
- Adhesive vinyl or contact paper
Step 1: Create a stencil.
- You could also punch a shape from contact paper for a similar effect.
- You will be using the negative space from your cut shape as your stencil.
Step 2: Following the directions on the paint set, apply paint to the image.
Step 3: Remove stencil and allow to dry.
I hope I’ve inspired you “get personal” and create something fun and meaningful for someone in your life. So, what about you? Have you ever given or received a personalized gift that resulted in squeals of delight? If so, I’d love to hear about it! I’m still looking for that toothbrush with my name on it!
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
P.S. It’s the end of the month, so that means it’s time for another Go-to Gal Challenge! This month we’re all using October Afternoon’s 5 & Dime collection.
To see our new projects, hop on over!
P.P.S. It’s time to announce the winners from Kelly’s National Pet Month post!
1. Cheryl (May 23, 5:53 a.m.)
2. Diana Newman (May 23, 10:22 a.m.)
3. Greta H (May 23, 10:49 p.m.)
Congrats, winners! You’ve won Pebbles’ Cats & Dogs collection. Kelly will be contacting you to get your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left comments!