Monograms Made Easy


Monograms are a popular trend in home décor. I’ve seen them on everything from lamp shades to wall plaques to bed linens. The described technique can be used for various applications:
  • Book ends 
  • Paper weight
  • Nursery wall names or words
  • Words of inspiration
  • A simple wall plaque
  • Wedding décor
What you will need:
  • Monogram Letters: I purchased mine on sale at JoAnn for under $2 already primed
  • Optional rectangular plaque: $ .59 at JoAnn
  • Mod Podge
  • Exacto Knife
  • Scrapbooking paper and embellishments
  • Glue stick
  • Spray paint 
Spray paint your letters and plaques in a color that coordinates the scrapbooking paper you’ve chosen.

Tip: A spray paint nozzle (under $3) at Home Depot eliminates a tired trigger finger!

When your paint dries, glue the backside of paper on to the letters smoothing out any bumps. Allow the glue to dry and trim your letters with the Exacto Knife.

Then apply Mod Podge over the entire surface.

When the Mod Podge dries embellish with your scrapbooking décor (I used stick on rhinestones) and hot glue to plaque (optional).

Tip: Some monogram letters will not stand up alone without the plaque. If you decide to hang them on the wall you can hot glue letters together or hot glue ribbon on the back and hang that way.

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