One of the cutest things I've seen lately are some of the different ways folks are adding a monogram to their door decor. So, not to be outdone, I have joined the monogrammed door crowd!
Aren't these adorable?
My daughter, Bridgette, has a cottage business called Tops for Tots. She crochets hats for children and creates all sorts of personalized gifts ranging from appliqued clothing to door decorations to garden flags. I got the idea that an adaptation of the cute garden flags she creates would look really cute and simple on all three doors on my back deck.
I asked her if she could make me something that is about twelve inches square that I could run a dowel through. She asked me what colors and fabrics and all that technical information required to personalize things and please the customer and I told her to just use her own discretion and make something cute.
These turned out perfect for the French doors leading into the kitchen!
She did just as I asked. Doesn't she do magnificent work? (She must have a wonderful mother!) The O is appliqued out of a lime-green-and-white, geometric fabric onto burlap. Then, she machine embroidered our last name at an angle across the middle of the O using black thread. (Some of my fabric stash is a black, cream, and green scrolly (that is a very technical term) print indoor-outdoor fabric to cover my porch cushions and she knew that.) I bought a couple of dowels and painted them with a bit of left-over oil-rubbed-bronze spray paint after I cut them down to size. I got a package of finials to fit the quarter-inch dowels and spray painted them as well. Then, Elmer's glue and I assembled them. They are finished off with leather pieces tied on either end of the dowel between the flag and the finial. I created a loop in the middle and tied on a wired-ribbon bow made of a scrolly black printed on burlap.
I think it turned out just adorable and am inspired to dig out that fabric and get started on covering the porch cushions!