Crayon Monograms

*Post edit: Click here to see my most recent crayon monogram creation. 

These are the gifts the kids are taking to their teachers this week for the last day of school.


I found this tutorial online over at Frugal Life Project & have been wanting an excuse to make it for some time now.

Instead of using white paper, we found cardstock in their teachers' favorite colors for the background.
I found a block font I liked in my word processing program on my computer & I printed a large outline of the letter along with their teachers' names (not a huge fan of my handwriting) directly on the colored cardstock.



I printed an outline of the letter on a white piece of paper, so we could use it as our practice sheet. TIP: I wouldn't skip this step because as you're cutting the crayons you'll get little flakes of crayons all over your paper, which will leave marks.:)
My daughter helped choose what colors she wanted to use and in what order she wanted them & I used my xacto knife to cut each crayon. She decided she only wanted to use the pointed end of the crayons on her letter and that was fine with me because we used the other ends on the other letter. As you can see, I wasn't too particular about lining up the "crayola" wording on the crayons on the W monogram.

We found this picture frame at Dollar Tree for $1 & we bought 3 boxes of crayons at Kmart for about $3.60.


For this letter, I used the other end of the crayons and I also lined up the "crayola" logo which gave it a totally different look.
I like them both & so do the kids. Lets hope their teachers do too :)
This is a way inexpensive project and a great one to let your children help with.


35 comments:

  1. So totally cute! I want to be a teacher now. You do the best gifts.

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  2. Love this! I found you through the Somewhat Simple link up and I'm so glad I did!

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  3. This is such a great idea! Very, very cute :)

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  4. this is just stinkin cute - I'm not even a teach and I would totally LOVE a gift like this. So I might just have to do one for myself :) Thank you for sharing this adorable little project!

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  5. Oh my gosh, these are SO CUTE!!! I might have to break out a few boxes of crayons! Thanks for sharing! I'd love for you to come link up any projects you have at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
    ~Michelle

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  6. I saw your link at HoH. These turned out great! What a good idea! :)

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  7. I'm totally doing these for the boys teachers. Thanks for letting me steal your idea. Yours turned out great!. Can't wait to see you. Need to call you. : )

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  8. That is a totally neat gift!!!! I love it, and think it would also be great addition to a homeschooling room too. Visiting from Fireflies and Jelly Beans link-up.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

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  9. I love these! I've been so excited to do one of these for my son's room once we decide on a name!

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  10. these turnend out wonderful. I have always wanted to make these, so now iam just going to have to try it!

    iam visiting from everythingelseilove.blogspot.com
    come on over!
    -rox

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  11. coming over from somewhat simple... this is so cute! i kind of want one even more my own office- no kiddos just yet!

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  12. I saw one of these in Aleah's classroom. Her teacher has one and I thought it was so cute!

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  13. These are great. I'm sure any teacher or art teacher would love this!

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  14. This is so cute! I would look great in a playroom too! Stopping over from TTNJ!

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  15. That is way too cute! I'm a teacher and I wish one of my students would give me something like that. :0)

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  16. I just did this too, but took the tedious time to remove the wrappers :( LOVE it with them on! Yours rock!!

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  17. These are fun!! I'd love for you to link up!!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/05/wow-me-wednesday-11.html

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  18. Great project and great teacher gift! I like them both ways; I could see myself forgetting to place the crayons with the Crayola facing out. What a great project for a kids playroom, too!

    visiting from Tatertots and Jello linky. : )

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  19. These are amazing! Definitely need to give it a try :)

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  20. LOVE this! Such a cute idea - thank you SO much for sharing! :) I'm planning an "art party" for my daughter... I will defintly be decorating with crayon monograms! Your version turned out very cute! I'm sure the teachers loved them! :)

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  21. Love it! I might have to make one for my son's room!

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  22. As a teacher, I would love this gift! What an awesome idea!

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  23. Those turned out so cute!!! Nice work!

    I would LOVE for you to share these at my For the Kids link party! Come join the fun!!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/05/for-kids-friday-12.html

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  24. Love these and they look so much fun to make. My daughter loves getting crafty with me so I'll add these to our list. Thanks for sharing! I found you at Sew Woodsy.


    Lisa

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  25. Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We will be featuring your project tomorrow. Please make sure you stop by and grab a featured button!

    Katie from Sew Woodsy

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  26. I LOVE these!! I'm a preschool teacher and I'm totally making one of these for my classroom this summer! What a simple but fun idea!

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  27. My son doesn't start preschool until the fall, but I am totally making one for my Sister, who is a teacher! :)

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  28. Such an adorable idea! Crayon initials would be a perfect decoration for an art party, too. : )

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  29. What is the best glue to use for this? Fabulous idea! Love it!

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  30. So cute!!!!!!! Is fantastic and funy, I prove this summer with my babys!!!! kisses!!!!

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  31. These are so cute and Im planning on trying to make some for my daughters teachers. Thanks for sharing! I have a question though...Do you have to glue the edge of the paper to the frame since you aren't putting the glass over the top, or does it all stay in place ok.

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    1. I left the glass out & the frame held the paper edges just fine, but you could put the glass behind it & glue the paper to the glass if you wanted. Good luck, it's sure a fun project to make.

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