I don’t know about you, but I love making custom decor – decor that tells a bit of a story and is perfectly personalized! I also love it when I can make something lovely on a budget – if you’ve been around my blog for long, you know I am constantly promoting projects that don’t cost much but still look beautiful. This DIY Framed Monogram Sign fits the bill, and I love that you can adapt this project to fit any person or decor style!
I made these sweet DIY Framed Monogram Signs for my daughter’s room in anticipation of her sharing it with her baby sister at some point. As of the time of this post, Juliette is still a newborn, so she and big sis Elizabeth aren’t on the same sleep schedule yet. Once they are, they’ll be bunking together, so I want to start incorporating aspects of Juliette into Elizabeth’s sweet little room!
Here’s what you need:
- An unfinished wood frame (or you can use a regular picture frame if you don’t want to paint one – I got the frame in this tutorial at Michaels for $1)
- The wooden frame flourish (I got this one below at Hobby Lobby, but I couldn’t find an exact link to it. Here are the laser cut frames at Hobby Lobby and here they are at Michaels.)
- Monogram letter (I got the ones in this project at Michaels)
- A piece of scrapbook paper of your desired pattern
- At least 2 paint brushes
- Acrylic paint (colors for the unfinished wooden frame, the laser cut frame, and white if you want to do a dry brush effect like I did in this project)
- Hot glue gun
Let’s get started!
First, paint your frame and the laser cut frame & let them dry. I did a couple of coats on each.
If you want to do a dry brush effect like I did on the laser cut frame, get an older paint brush (you can tell the one in the photo below has seen its fair share of projects!), very lightly dip it into some white paint, and gently stroke the frame with the brush going back and forth.
You do not want to have much paint on your brush – it doesn’t take much to accomplish this look!
Once your frames are dry, cut out the scrapbook paper to fit the wooden frame.
Put some hot glue on the back of your letter, center it in the frame and press it onto the plastic sheet or glass covering the scrapbook paper.
That’s it! Easy peasy! And look how adorable! Each of these monograms probably cost me less than $7 to make – I already had the scrapbook paper and the paint, so even if you need to buy all of your materials, you’re still looking at only spending about $10 for such a cute item!
And I love that you can easily customize this project by changing up the colors and scrapbook paper – this is definitely going on my list of DIY gift ideas for people! What a sweet and thoughtful gift that can be perfectly tailored to any person. I love it.
Happy crafting, decorating, and gifting!