Ten Quick and Easy Monogram Crafts
Friday, 10 June 2016 | Vicky
We've been spotting monograms absolutely everywhere at the moment; on clothes, homewares (completely in love with THOSE alphabet mugs at Anthropologie!), accessories and even in gardens! So, in true crafter style, we decided to trawl the internet for the best in monogram DIY's, so you can bring the personalised touch into your life!
We love a good cross-stitch project, so these decorated cardboard tags immediately caught our eye; they'd be great for birthdays and Christmas, but you could also go supersize and make door hangers or framed artwork the same way. The bowls are from Anthropologie, but we reckon you could easily make your own version with some air-dry clay and acrylic paint!
Sequinned monogram letter at Catch my Party
Who doesn't love a good sequin?! We certainly do, and these eye-catching letters are ridiculously easy to make, but so effective - perfect as a mantle centrepiece or above the bed.
Monogrammed make-up bags, pouches and pencil cases are one of our favourite things at the moment, and we found two great tutorials to make your own - so we included them both! The leather pouch at The Atelier Blog is beautifully subtle, while the glitter version at Damask Love is great for anyone who loves a bit of sparkle.
Blooming monogram DIY at Lulu's
Could there be a better project for spring?! This would be perfect for a party, celebration or even as a wedding decoration - and all you need is a 3D cardboard letter, some faux flowers, spray paint and a glue gun!
Mini folk letter patterns at What Delilah Did
The second cross-stitch project on our list is another one that would make a great gift - ideal for weddings or birthday presents, these letter patterns from What Delilah Did are simple enough for beginners and look lovely mounted in an embroidery hoop.
DIY monogram clay keychains at Homey Oh My
We're complete suckers for clay projects, so these monogram keychains from Homey Oh My won us over straight away. So amazingly simple, they look impressive enough to give as a gift, but could easily be made in a couple of hours - the perfect craft!
Embossing is such a great craft, and not only does it mean you can add a personal touch to stationary and prints, it also looks really expensive! We found this great tutorial for embossed letters at How to Craft, and now we want to initial EVERYTHING. We also fell in love with these super-gorgeous mugs at Pinegate Road - they're really quick and easy, but would look so good on the kitchen shelf!