My new monogram bag is the light of my life! It makes me smile every time I see it, and it was so easy to make! Not to mention inexpensive.
To start I used 4 inch letter stencils to make a pattern. I just stenciled the letters on a scrap piece of paper to make sure I got the spacing right.
I laid the pattern out on the bag to center my monogram.
I used folk art paint to stencil on the letters (for a stenciling tutorial click here) - and used a fine tipped brush to connect the letters (like the top of the A which was separated on the stencil).
Last step: Pick a coordinating ribbon and sew it on. I just sewed a straight line down the top and the bottom edge of the ribbon.
The inspiration for this project was the "Give" bags my sister made for Christmas. Check out my previous post about them here to find out what they mean, and see the pictures below.