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Creative Home Decor Monogram Crafts

Make a statement both inside and out with these trendy monogram projects.

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    • Pillow Play

      Buttons, trims, and other accents turn plain pillows into custom creations. Add a single, striking letter or group several embellished pillows to send a message on your sofa.

    • Velvet Trim Pillow

      What you'll need:

      -- Solid-color pillow with removable pillow form
      -- Tailor's chalk (optional)
      -- Velvet trim
      -- Thread to match pillow or fabrics glue

      Remove the pillow form from the cover. Draw a letter onto the pillow cover with tailor's chalk, if desired. Shape the velvet trim to form the letter. Hand-tack the trim to the pillow with thread that matches the pillow cover. For a no-sew option, draw the letter shape onto the pillow cover with fabrics glue and apply the trim. Replace the pillow form.

    • Button, Button Pillow

      What you'll need:

      -- Solid-color pillow with removable pillow form
      -- Tailor's chalk
      -- Embroidery hoop
      -- Buttons
      -- Thread to match pillow

      Remove the pillow form from the cover. Trace the letter shape onto the pillow with tailor's chalk. Place an embroidery hoop around the letter. Stitch buttons onto the pillow to fill in your letter. Remove the embroidery hoop and replace the pillow form.

    • Ink-Jet Transfer Pillow

      What you'll need:

      -- Solid-color pillow (natural fibers work best; synthetics could melt) with removable pillow form
      -- Ink-jet transfer paper for dark fabrics
      -- Computer and printer
      -- Iron

      Remove the pillow form from the cover. Print the letter in the desired font and size onto transfer paper and iron the design onto the pillow cover, following manufacturer's instructions. Replace the pillow form.

    • Rhinestone Trim Pillow

      What you'll need:

      -- Solid-color pillow with removable pillow form
      -- Tailor's chalk (optional)
      -- Rhinestone trim
      -- Thread to match pillow

      Remove the pillow form from the cover. Draw a letter onto the pillow with tailor's chalk, if desired. Shape the trim to form the letter. Hand-tack the trim to the pillow with thread that matches the pillow cover. Replace the pillow form.

    • Wool Felt Pillow

      What you'll need:

      -- Computer and printer
      -- Solid-color pillow
      -- Wool felt
      -- Fabrics glue

      Print out a letter in your desired font and size; tile if necessary for a larger letter. Use the printout as a pattern to cut out the letter from felt. Glue the felt to the pillow cover with fabrics glue.

    • Contrasting-Color Pillow

      What you'll need:

      -- Solid-color pillow (natural fibers work best for this; synthetics could melt) with removable pillow form
      -- Fusible web
      -- Contrasting cotton fabric
      -- Computer and printer
      -- Iron

      Remove the pillow form from the cover. Iron fusible web to the back of the contrasting fabric. Print a letter in your desired font and size and cut it out. Trace the letter wrong side up on the paper backing of the fusible web and cut it out. Remove the paper backing and iron the letter on the front of the pillow cover, following the manufacturer's instructions. Replace the pillow form.

    • Monogrammed Wall Design

      Mark your territory by monogramming your wall. Print out the letters. Trace them onto adhesive-back vinyl. Cut the letters out with a crafts knife. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for applying the letters to the wall with transfer tape.

    • Lettered Chair Back

      A single letter turns a chair into a throne. Using a thick font, print your chosen letter onto card stock and cut out. Discard the card-stock letter and tape the newly created stencil to the chair back. Use a stencil brush in a dabbing motion to paint inside the stencil; let dry.

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      Stamped Lampshade

      Make a simple lampshade your own by covering it with fabric applied with spray adhesive. Cut a band of paper to fit and stamp the paper band with a letter or message in acrylic paint; let dry. Attach the band to the lampshade with spray adhesive. Hot-glue fabric or paper trim over the edges of the band.

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      Custom Monogram Wall Art

      Adorn walls with custom artwork that takes only minutes to create. Paint 18-inch-square gallery panels to coordinate with your room; let dry. Determine the placement of new or salvaged metal letters, then screw the letters in place from the backs of the panels.

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      Organized Bathroom

      Clearly labeled supplies in a shared bathroom is a smart way to keep little ones and grown-ups organized.

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      Toiletries Box

      Hide unattractive toiletries in boxes that match the decor. Cover boxes with decorative paper using spray adhesive. In each lid punch a hole in the center and add an eyelet. Thread a ribbon loop through each eyelet and tie a knot to create a handle. For each box, thread a charm letter onto a second piece of ribbon, slip the ribbon ends through the eyelet, and tie a knot inside.

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      Personalized Hook

      Create personalized hooks to clearly identify each family member's items. Paint a photo frame hook, available at crafts stores, then cut a paper circle to fit inside the opening. Stick a letter sticker to the paper circle and place it in the frame.

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      Custom Towel

      Make monogrammed towels for a few dollars. Cut a letter from a coordinating washcloth and pin it onto the towel. Machine-sew around the letter's edges using a satin stitch. Add buttons on both sides of the letter and glue or sew ribbon trim along the bottom.

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      Front Door Monogram

      Don't let the outside of your house be forgotten. Warm up the space with monograms.

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      Leafy Letter Wreath

      Welcome guests with a pretty autumn wreath. Paint a papier-mache letter; let dry. Hot-glue dried or silk leaves to the front of the letter. Glue magnets to the back of the letter if you'll be hanging it on a metal door.

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      Etched-Glass Monogram

      Add style to sidelights with an "etched" monogram. Print out a letter, trace it onto frosted privacy window film, and cut it out, discarding the letter. Apply the monogrammed film to the window. Add solid strips of the film above and below the monogram.

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      Custom Welcome Mat

      Turn a plain coir mat into a monogrammed welcome. Print your chosen letter onto card stock and cut it out; discard the card-stock letter. Pin the newly created card-stock stencil to the mat. Cover the letter opening with spray paint. Repeat the process to add dots, masking off the painted letter before painting the dots.

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      Monogrammed Planters

      Paint a wood wastebasket a desired color. Fill a small frame with a clip-art letter, then hot-glue the frame to the wastebasket.

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