When secret stashbuster Caro of Caro’s Thrifty Adventures opened up her magical box of goodies and saw fabric and a zipper she panicked for a moment, since she doesn’t fancy herself much of a seamstress.  She shook it off, got to brainstorming, and came up with this project that incorporated both without requiring her to pick up a needle and thread:  a framed monogram with subtle detailing that makes it quite elegant.  Since she’s an avid paper crafter, she had a bunch of letter stickers and chipboard letters on hand; if you don’t happen to have any in your stash, check out Dollar Tree for stick-on craft foam letters that will give the same dimensional effect.  [how to make a monogram frame]

Project estimate:

  • Picture frame, on hand or $1
  • Letter stickers, on hand or $1 and up
  • Chipboard letters, on hand or $1 and up
  • Fabric, on hand
  • Zipper, on hand or $1 and up
  • Embellishments, on hand
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Cardboard, on hand
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  Free and up