The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

MORE crappy stuff, made pretty…. easy monogrammed ornaments.

Make pretty, monogrammed ornaments.

Take horrible, plastic, over-sized ornaments from the Dollar Store….

Spray paint them, add a monogram and liberally apply glitter….  Ta-da!

To do this, I used a Cricut (calligraphy cartridge) and black cardstock.** I watered down a little ModPodge in a shallow dish, then floated the cut letter in there for a moment or two. It made the cardstock more pliable. Regular paper was a bit hard to work with.

Then I just placed it onto the ornament, tapped it down with my finger. Once it dried, I put a coat of ModPodge (non-dilluted) over the whole thing and sprinkled it with glitter…

**You could make a stencil and paint the letter on, or use vinyl or contact paper as well.

I’m going to do several that make up the word “blessings” or “thankful” and incorporate it into my Thanksgiving dinner decor. Then I will use them as embellishments on Christmas gifts for people who have those initials….

Gotta run! There’s much spray painting to do!



Tina said...

November 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm
I LOVE it...I am going to have to try some of these!


Amanda said...

November 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm
Wow impressive. Love the monogram! Must make a trip to the dollar store. Happy Spray Painting!

Natalie said...

November 10, 2009 at 8:59 pm
Will you share how you are putting the letter on there? Are you painting it or are you using vinyl cut with a cricut machine (because that is what I would do ... b/c I have not an artistic bone in my body).

MiMi said...

November 10, 2009 at 9:05 pm
OMG. I was trying to think how the hell you put that letter on there, you know, I'm imagining a fight with the scissors...and then I read that comment up there and I remembered, you have a CRICUT!!!! :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

November 10, 2009 at 9:49 pm
Wow! You never cease to amaze me. Those are gorgeous!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

November 10, 2009 at 11:30 pm
So pretty!! :)

Myya said...

November 10, 2009 at 11:38 pm
WOW!!! You actually made Dollar Store ornaments look amazing... you know what that is... FREAKIN AWESOME!!! Great job! Wish you lived closer to me, I'd place an order for a pumpkin & some ornaments!

jenjen said...

November 11, 2009 at 1:45 am
Beautiful - you are getting your craft on! I can't wait to see what's next!


Kelli said...

November 11, 2009 at 2:08 am
Oooh, I love that. What an amazing transformation!

HouseMama said...

November 11, 2009 at 2:24 am
Ok....that is an amazing idea. I think I NEED a cricut thingy now.

rachel... said...

November 11, 2009 at 2:53 am
I LOVE these! I'm thinking xmas gifts!

Funnyrunner said...

November 11, 2009 at 2:54 am
Oh, for crying out loud, V... you have more time on your hands than those parents who make those amazing halloween costumes. And with 4 kids how do you find that time?

I'm jealous of your creativity, is what I'm trying to say.

Becky said...

November 11, 2009 at 2:56 am
I tagged you Theta Mom!

Shawn said...

November 11, 2009 at 3:53 pm
This is one I am defiantly doing!

You said spray paint?

Ok, I'm off to the dollar store!


Cindy said...

November 11, 2009 at 5:39 pm
So cute and easy. Thanks!

drollgirl said...

November 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm



JennyMac said...

November 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm
Stealing this awesome idea of yours! Cant wait to do this for the holidays.

WestSacHoney said...

November 12, 2009 at 8:38 pm
I love this idea! New follower!

Jen said...

November 12, 2009 at 8:44 pm
Clever girl :) I always get mod podge all over my hands (and everything I touch!)

Xazmin said...

November 13, 2009 at 6:05 am
I LOVE these! I am definitely doing this one!

gkgirl said...

November 13, 2009 at 6:55 pm
hey there...
i just stumbled across your blog
from the just a girl party

{and now when i reread that sentence it sounds as if i'm the one with a lampshade on my head slurring about corporations bearing the evil for all the world...}

i wanted to say
that i love your blog!
fantastic ideas,
which is what i was looking for
you are so funny!
and then the santa story...
made me teary!

i'll be back.

Krystyn said...

November 15, 2009 at 3:04 am
Those are awesome! You have the best ideas..and I love that they aren't expensive, either.

jennykate77 said...

November 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm
I love those! They're super easy, but so gorgeous to look idea of a perfect craft! :)

Hope you had a great weekend!♥

Life with Kaishon said...

November 17, 2009 at 3:06 pm
That is outstanding! Wow. I love your creativity! So brilliant!

Rhonda said...

November 17, 2009 at 7:52 pm
Love it! You did an awesome job! Brrrr getting a little too cold here to spray paint...drats!

J.J. said...

November 17, 2009 at 8:07 pm
You have good crap!!!

Housewife Savant said...

November 18, 2009 at 12:02 pm
Oh, Viv, how do I love thee...?

Your tribute to Conner is lovely, and this is another clever and wonderful craft. You're awesome.

I need to go fail at something and take some Tylenol.

(Seriously; you are the Queen of Coolness, Viv.)

Kasey said...

November 19, 2009 at 3:20 pm
Those were made pretty! Bravo!!!

Michelle said...

December 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm
Absolutely marvelous!!!!

Amanda said...

December 8, 2009 at 11:29 pm
Adorable, just got a cricut, must give this a go!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

December 9, 2009 at 5:01 am
Wow - what a great idea!!! Love it!


Heather@PixieDust said...

December 13, 2009 at 4:23 am
love it!! thanks for the tip about diluting the mod podge!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

December 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Wow, very cool. Total transformation.

Its So Very Cheri said...

December 23, 2009 at 2:10 pm
great job. I did Lettered ornaments this year as well

I am a new follower

Jennifer Quirky Momma said...

September 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm
I like this idea! I think one for every member of the family would be awesome. These would also be a cool Cookie Exchange favor.

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