I started making these circular family monograms to give as wedding presents for family friends. They have been such a hit that people have started asking me to make them one for their family and friends who are getting married!
- 10″ Chipboard Circle (Hobby Lobby, $10)
- A file from this page
- White Adhesive Vinyl (any craft store)
- Wood grain paper (Hobby Lobby, $5.99 for 20 ft.)
- Transfer tape (I use Cricut Stencil Vinyl as it is less sticky, and less likely to rip the paper)
- White Acrylic Paint
- Glue (Mod-Podge, adhesive spray, or whatever adhesive you prefer)
Step 1: Download the file and upload it into Cricut Design Space.
Step 2: In Cricut Design Space, delete the white spaces around the downloaded image and save it as a cut image. Add the image to your project, it should be 9.8″ by 9.8″.
Step 3: Create a new text box and type “the (name of family/couple).” Fit the text between the two lines. You may find that ungrouping the text and moving them individually to be connected works the best.
Font: I use daydreamer, found for free here, but any handwriting font will do.
Step 4: Create a new text box and type “est. (year).”
Step 6: Center the the text and lines below the font. Select all components of the image and “weld” them.
Step 7: Create a circle with the dimensions 10″ by 10″. Do not attach this to the image that will be cut from vinyl. This is the circle to be cut from the wood grain paper.