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DIY: Monogram Wall Art

Nursery design update! A while back, I posted about a friend’s twin nursery that I’m helping her design. She’s going for a modern-vintage decor style and using a neutral color palette since she’s having a boy AND a girl! Last month, I fell in love with wooden monograms and decided to incorporate them into the twin’s nursery.

Her cribs are on the same turquoise wall, so we wanted the wall decor to really stand out and be specific to the boy and girl sides of the room. At first, we were going to paint a frame behind the wood monogram, but she wanted the flexibility of being able to move around the wall art if necessary, and we needed art that would stand out on such a huge wall with two cribs.

So, we made 3D monogram canvas wall art. It was perfect and really easy to do! Here’s how I did it.

1. I bought a 36 x 36″ canvas from a local craft store. I ordered the monogram letters in white and used painters tape to mark off the stripes.

2. I painted the monogram before attaching it to the canvas (in case it got messy) using acrylic paint and a brush. (Those outside edges were tricky!)

3. Once the stripes were dry on the canvas and the monogram had its last few touch ups, it was ready to go! Using my handy glue gun, I attached each monogram to the canvas (using the stripes as a guide to make sure they were straight). Ta-da! Perfect canvas monogram wall art!

I can’t wait to see what these will look like in the nursery! I love how the colors and style can grow with the babies. In fact, I think I need one for myself!


Wednesday 31st of August 2016

I just bought ur entire alphabet inside picture frames at Dollar General....and it does not have the entire alphabet.....there is no X or W...but there is two sets of M and N.... and I need the X....

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Friday 28th of February 2014

[…] so much going on in the room, it had to be bold and beautiful. You can check out my DIY post on the monogram wall art for detailed instructions, but basically I painted stripes on a blank canvas and used hot glue to […]

Judy Jackson

Wednesday 27th of March 2013

Wow! Looks very nice! I'd like to have like those hanging on my room too. :) -


Saturday 23rd of March 2013

What size letters did you use?

Kimmy Doraine

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Thanks for sharing this DIY. I'd definitely try this, although I'd use a simpler monogram than an elaborate one like this. It takes me quite a few minutes to figure out the letters.

Jacquiline Bertny

Friday 22nd of March 2013

Although I don't get the letters right at first glance, I do love all the curves and twists and spirals in these monograms.