A monogram stencil and a brush to accompany it could make a welcome gift for both practical and creative folk. Here are a few pictures of monogram projects from our home and archives.
Curtains stencilled with Dutch Metal leaf and an empire style monogram
A simple and stylish Classical monogram stencilled onto a velvet cushion.
Rachel Morris used our Floral Initial stencil to decorate a wall.
and I used Initial Cappuccino stencils to decorate coffee.
Stencil decoration is perfect for weddings. I use them for table covers, candles, albums and wedding gifts. All kinds of monogram stencils can be found in the lettering stencils section at The Stencil Library website including the ones in our photographs.
I'll conclude with a simple gift idea.
Take a plain wooden or card stock box, mine came from Ikea. Paint it, stencil a monogram then varnish it. Either keep it yourself or give it to someone, fill it or leave it empty. The stencil is Art Nouveau Monogram from The Stencil Library. All 26 letters are available and they are excellent value. Re-use the stencil to decorate other surfaces.