A crayon monogram is an easy way to make a unique, meaningful gift for someone special or an adorable wall hanging for a child’s bedroom or playroom. With just a few supplies, this project comes together quickly.
I had some crazy idea to make a Christmas gift for my daughter’s preschool teacher. I’ve never made anything like this before so I wasn’t sure if it would even turn out nicely. Well, it did! And, it was super easy – much easier than it looks.
Crayon Monogram Supply List:
Box of 24 crayons (I bought one of the huge box of about a zillion crayons thinking I’d need them all. Nope, 24 would have been plenty.)
I finished it in about two hours – I thought it would take a lot longer. The majority of my time was spent trying to print the perfect letter “E”. If I were making a few of these at a time, I could get them done much faster. Once you get to the crayon cutting and gluing stage, it assembles very quickly.
After attempting to print an outline of a large letter “E”, I gave up and decided to draw it freehand. It was a lot easier that way…especially since the scrapbook paper I chose is basically a grid with straight lines to follow.
I lightly outlined an “E” with pencil and then arranged several crayons horizontally to make sure the height of letter was about right.
Then, I started cutting and gluing each crayon to the paper.
Once finished, I gathered up the colorful shavings left over and glued them to the border of the name plate at the bottom.
I was very happy with how this turned out – It was inexpensive and actually fun to make. Don’t be scared of the exact knife. Once you cut a few crayons, it’s easy to get the hang of it. There’s a very small learning curve.
But, best of all… Ms. “E” was surprised and very happy with her special Christmas gift!
I’m thinking this would be cute in a kid’s room or playroom too.
Brooke Anna says
The Cannary's, est. 1984 says
This would even be cute in a kid's room!
wow i do love this….
This is one of the cutest and most creative ideas I've seen in a long time. We're getting ready to remodel our playroom, and these would be adorable hanging on the wall!!!
So Cute!I'll have to make one for the teachers I know now!
Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking says
This is such an adorable idea!What a cute gift for almost anyone. I really like your blog. Such great tips and finds.
I love this, can't wait to make it for my sons teachers
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Scrappy Gifts says
What a great gift for a teacher. Love when ideas in our head work out! Thanks for linking this up to Scrappy Saturdays. Featuring this today!
Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com says
this is such an adorable idea!! If you have a chance would love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. http://www.ladybug-blessings.com
I have a similar one bookmarked and haven't made them yet. Thanks for the reminder! Maybe we'll do these for Valentine's Day gifts.
Madigan at madiganmade says
Very clever! What a cute idea for a gift (teacher, child, artist…).
I never would have thought of this for a teacher. very nice. I have a Monday link up over at http://www.creative2xmom.blogspot.com. You should stop by.
This is so cute! Saw this on one of the link parties and loved it!
What a great idea! I love it.
Mama Crafts says
Great idea! Such a bright, fun decor item.
so cute! I want to to do this for my kids' rooms.
the momma (aka Shannon) says
so cute! just when you think you've seen everything there is to see in blogland…:)
along comes an awesome new idea!
Eva Marie Harp says
Pretty cool idea!!!
How awesome is that?!
I will have to remember for next year! Or maybe end of year gift!
what a cute idea!
I love it.
So adorable! My first thought was that it would be fun for a kids room, but I didn't think about the playroom too. It could also be cute for a craft room! Thanks for sharing!
Very cute.What a great idea. Visiting from the link party at Someday Crafts
Stephanie Smith says
This is cute, and I have a lot of old crayons. Saw you over at Blue Cricket Design.
Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition says
Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition – I featured (TWICE) you today! – Mandy, http://www.craftedition.blogspot.com
The Loops says
I'm your newest follower! This is a really oirgianl idea. Haven't seen anything like this yet in blogland! I'd love for you to visit back!
Tammy @ she wears flowers says
I love this idea!! WOW!
LP aka A Crafty Southern Chick says
That's so adorable and colorful! I would've loved to have received that when I was teaching 🙂 Great job!
This is lovely, such a great idea and would be perfect for the kids play room, thanks for sharing
I bet that teacher will cherish that forever !
What a cute idea! I also love this for a child's room!
This is such an awesome idea, I would love to have you come and share at Fantastic Friday at http://ironvioletdesigns.blogspot.com
Brooke Douglass says
This was a great post!!! I am your newest follower and hope that you will come be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
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Michelle @ Sweet Something Design says
Great gift! Great idea.
House Queen says
Love it! I am a teacher and I would LOVE to get one of these!!!! I may get some shadow boxes to make these for my sons' teachers this weekend! Oh…I am your newest follower! Would love for you to visit me and follow back!!!!
Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand says
This is SO cute. I have three Aunts…all teachers…I think I just found their next gift.
Your newest follower, Jessica @ myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com
Real Crafty Mama says
This is just DARLING! The teacher would love it! I'm so glad you shared this on Cindy's Show and Tell!
Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale says
wow, this is incredible! who would have thought?!
What a great idea! I turned out beautiful!
That is the cutest thing ever! Thanks for linking to Home and Family Friday.
Great idea, really adorable. I would love this hanging in my kids rooms!
Amy Dow says
WHat a GREAT idea! I think I may have to "borrow" that! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
LOVE the look! So cute, and unique too!
This is such a very cute project! Adorable…
What a great idea! I featured you today on my favorite things 🙂
Kim @ It's a Crafty Life says
It might be the teacher in me :-), but I love this craft! So very cute.
This is brilliant!
By the Bluegrass says
This is one of the cutest things that I have seen in a long time.
Mom Starting From Scratch says
So cute, creative, & cheap! Three words I love! Thanks for sharing…definitely book-marking this one!
Tammy @ she wears flowers says
I featured this on my blog, too! Please stop by to check it out and grab a featured button!
I love this! So creative. I found you through She Wears Flowers. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing this, I loved it so much I am featuring you this week!
Be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button and link up more creations!
Jenn Erickson says
Hi Sarah, I saw this post on your sidebar yesterday and was so smitten with it that I "pinned" it on Pinterest. It's been getting massive repins. Just wanted to let you know how head-over-heels people were falling for your project over on the Pinterest boards. Jenn
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground says
Love, love, love, love, love this, Sarah!!! Just pinned it … gotta remember this one.
Abdul Latif says
That's a very great Crayon Monogrammed Teacher Gift ,thanks for shearing this.
Brit Spangler says
Very cute! You inspired me to make one for my daughter, and I featured it on my blog today, http://vetschoolwidow.blogspot.com/2013/04/monogrammed-picture-frame-for-nursery.html. Thanks!