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Oversized monogram letters . . . they seem to be everywhere! You’ve seen them on Pinterest and in almost every home décor store. They are a creative way to personalize a gallery wall or mantle: simply add your family members’ initials or maybe some punctuation like the ever-popular ampersand. You can find cardboard and wood monograms in most home décor and craft stores, but if you are anything like me (frugal, on a budget), why buy one when you can make one for next to nothing with items you probably already have around the house? In just a few easy steps you can create the letter of your choice, and then comes the hard part: deciding how to embellish it! You can make your letter as ornate or as simple as you like, whatever fits your style.
Step 1: Create a Cardboard Monogram
These tutorials will show you how to easily create the DIY oversized letter of your choice. Using household items like cereal boxes and cardboard, you will create your letter and then have a clean slate on which to add embellishments or paper of your choice. Make one to add to a wall collage of framed pictures, or make a statement by creating a collage with the whole alphabet.
Step 2: Get Creative
Now that you have created the letter(s) of your choice, it’s time to get crafty and embellish them! As paper crafters, you probably have everything on hand that you will need. Raid your craft stash for patterned paper, washi tape, or whatever else strikes your fancy. Grab a craft knife and some adhesive and you are ready to go!
These last four ideas were too good not to share. One does involve the use of power tools, but the end result of a monogram created from a vintage book is too fun not to try!
Have you decorated with a monogram in your home?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.