Post # 1
Last weekend after being inspired by a blog called Becoming his Mrs… i decided that if this lady could do it… I could do it too!!
heres then link to her blog explaining how she did hers, its a lot better explanation than what i could type! hers looks fab in comparison to mine.. but my FH is happy and im happy with it.
I went to our local discount store for in the hunt for a white table cloth that would suit. Picked up one for 10.95 AUD dollars and bought some Jo Sonjas’s Matt fluid acrylic paint. I bought two tubes. Burgandy series 1 and Pale gold series 2. (my colors are burgandy n gold if you havent notice already :P)
Simply enlarged the font and printed on A3 paper (my mum happens to have an A3 printer at her house so i was a bit spoilt)
set the monogram underneath the table cloth with plain paper (reason why i put plain is that i was afraid newspaper would leave marks )behind it to stop the paint from running through on to the table with a steady hand and nerves of steel on mum and dads dining room table i painted…
Was a bit nerve racking, but after an 1hr I completed it.The paint was very quick to dry.
Very impressed with my efforts i took it home and hung it up on a high table… Unfortunately.. i own a rascal of a cat called raz… who decided while FH and i were both asleep to use the rest of the tablecloth which she had pulled convienantly on to the ground as a resting spot…
We woke up in the morning to find stains on the table cloth and a very guilty looking cat. I was very emotional and it has taken me about a week to warm up to the cat again. Needless to say i had to chuck it out and go buy another table cloth and redo the whole process.
*sigh* the new table cloth with its fresh painted monogram is now locked away from the putty cat, so its paws may never touch it again!!
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Post # 4
Beautiful and do you know whats crazy – we have the same name! i don’t know any people with my name – I have heard they exist but don’t know any – my mom changed the I to a Y though!
Post # 5
Thats crazy, I havent met a charis either, does yours have the same meaning as grace? or does the spelling change the meaning :S it can be a pretty annoying name tho as many people dont know how to pronounce it. Mines car-riss. Anyway nice to meet u!
Post # 6
Lovely! That’s a neat idea for a tablecloth.
Post # 7
Mine is Care-iss also but the name still means grace my mom just liked the look of a Y – I get a lot of Chair-iss pronunciation! Nice to meet you too!
Post # 8
This looks so awesome! One question though…
How are folks able to print such large font? I don’t have any software besides the basics. When I blow up the font in Word, most of the letters get cut off and I lose most of the word (for example, I did one with “Testing” and I only got the top 3rd of the word).
Some googling results make me think it’s not possible in Word. Are there other basic softwares out there to help? Or do I just need to go to Kinkos?
Post # 10
oh I changed in word to landscape and i printed in size 200 the required font,I used one page for each word… I blew the and up to be bigger than the other font, also i was fortunate to have an A3 printer handy, what you can also do is print out your design in A4 and then take it to the local library or photocopy place and ask them to blow it up!
no program needed and it probably cost you 70 cents to have it printed 🙂
Post # 11
Sounds like a quick trip to Kinko’s is worth it! Thanks for the tip!
Post # 12
lovely and you have a beautiful name! to be honest, I first saw it and thought to myself hm cha-ris, not the correct pronounciation. I have a different name as well and it does get annoying sometimes when people pronounce it wrong lol. great work!
Post # 13
Thats awesome! I am so amazed by this and I bookmarked her blog bc I definitely want to try this!! Thanks for sharing!! Great idea
Post # 15
This is a great DIY! Great job!!
Post # 16
I love this idea I always loved the idea of the Aisle runner but did not wish to have an aisle runner i am definately going to add this to my to do list
I am curious as to what size muslim you purchased and… how you were going to use it on the table? IS your cake table round? How are you placing it on top of the table as to display it right?