Sometimes I envision a project and even go as far to purchase the materials and it takes me a while to actually start the project. I just like having projects on hand at any given time!

One such project I envisioned while living in Milwaukee. We had moved Hallie out of her crib into a twin bed and we were redoing her room. I knew I wanted a large monogram in her room, so I bought a large pine circle (2 feet in diameter) at the depot and painted it white. I had a hard time deciding which wood letter I wanted to attach to it, and the project sat. And sat. Three years later we moved and I found it under her bed, I was tempted to throw it away then so it wasn’t a reminder of yet another unfinished project. My frugality won out and I knew I would find a special place for my large wooden circle.

Fast forward another year and a half. I finally found a home for it…in Hallie’s room…with a monogram…I could never get my original project from years earlier out of my mind!!

I purchased these zinc washers from the depot in various sizes. (You could do pennies or buttons or something else round and fun)

I used spray paint (matching her room) to paint a variety of sizes in the same color.

I printed the letter I wanted to monogram from my computer to scale.

I cut out the letter and traced it on the board.

Hallie and Hunter helped by placing all the washers within the monogram outline. I went through and moved a few around so they would fit better.

I then used wood glue and a toothpick to carefully glue each washer in it’s place. I say carefully because it will show if you’re not careful, it does not dry clear. I thought about using a hot glue gun but the strings of glue would have drove me crazy!

Before too long I had some inexpensive wall art:

The board was $15

The washers were $16

And the spray paint was $3.50 (I already had three of the four colors I needed from another project)

There are very few projects I complete that don’t require some sort of power tool, but this is one of them!