If you’re looking for a unique gift or a way to dress up a door or bedroom, one way is the classic monogram. There are all different shapes and sizes of letters and all different ways to embellish them. From a simple to an elaborate paint job, sequins, glitter…the possibilities are endless. And for the baseball enthusiast you know, why not…baseballs?
You can always go to a craft store and buy a pre-cut wood or foam letter of your choice. But if you want to save money, you can easily make the template yourself. A simple search of the internet will give you lots of different styles to choose from. Print one out, or draw it freehand, on a piece of cardboard. Then cut it out, a little larger than the actual letter.
Start with a simple baseball and bat bead. The loop that attaches the baseball to the bead comes out easily with a little twist. Save the bead and the bat for later, and begin hot gluing the baseballs to your template.
Continue filling in, leaving room on the outside for a border if you want one. Try to fit the baseballs as close to each other as you can.
Once you have the whole letter covered with baseballs, it’s time for the border. This is a good place to use those bats we saved earlier. Again, twist out the loop on the end, and hot glue them around the edges.
You may have to overlap in some places, since the bats don’t curve.
When you’re finished with the border, all that’s left to do is attach a hanger to the back, and hang it from your door or wall. It’s a great way to personalize your space. You could also try this project with a wreath, a shelf, or anything else that you’d like to decorate.