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DIY Monogram Ideas

on 7.31.2013 at 5:48pm

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DIY monogram options can definitely save a bit of money.  Living in the south, monograms are a huge deal.  But if you get your monograms professionally done, it can cost an arm and a leg.  Here are some of my favorite monogram ideas I found from Pinterest and elsewhere.

Blooming Monogram:

-Cardboard Letters (From Hobby Lobby or Michaels)
-Box Cutter or Exacto Knife
-Hot Glue Gun
-Floral Foam
-Silk (or Real) Flowers

Grab the letters that you want to use from your favorite craft store.  Just make sure they’re the cardboard or paper mache kind that are hollow in the middle.  Cut off the front of the letter with your knife.  Cut the floral foam so that it will fit into the hollowed-out letter.  Hot glue the foam into the inside of the letter so that it doesn’t come loose.  Cut the tip of the flowers off the stem so there’s enough to stick into the foam.

This is where you can get creative with things.   You can arrange the flowers however you want with any colors you want.  Remember that if you use silk flowers, it will last forever.

I think these floral monograms would look great in a kitchen, bathroom, or even in a baby girl’s nursery.

Framed Burlap Monogram:

-Wooden Letter
-Hot Glue Gun

Wrap the glass to an old frame that you have in burlap.  Secure the burlap on the back side of the glass with hot glue.  Paint your monogram in your favorite color or go crazy and paint patterns on the letter.  Hot glue the letter onto the burlap.  Paint the original frame if you want, or just leave the original finish.  Then, hang it on the wall!

Monogrammed Coasters:

-Cork Coasters
-Arcrylic Paint
-Painter’s Tape
-Sponge Brush
-Full Sheet of Label Paper 

Paint a base coat onto your cork coaster (white, or whatever color you want your letters to be.  You can either print out a template for your monogram or free hand it.  Cut out the letters on the label paper, stick it to the dry, painted coaster in the position you want.  Paint over the letters with the sponge brush in the background color you want.  Then, pull off the letters and you’ll see your monogram.

If you want to mix up the design of the coasters, paint the background of a coaster or two, let it dry, tape off stripes with the painter’s tape and paint over it with another color.  You’ll be left with cute, preppy, striped coasters.


In true Southern Savers DIY fashion, I pinned a lot more that I didn’t write about.  Head over to our DIY Monogram Pinterest board to see more ideas.