Floral Acrylic Monogram

This DIY floral acrylic monogram perfect for brightening up any home decor space.

DIY Floral Acrylic Monogram - perfect for brightening up any space!
I have a SUPER fun new piece of decor for my living room. And I was able to make it in just 10 minutes!

Have you seen the fabulous acrylic letters at Michaels stores? They have various sizes; this is one of the larger ones. When I saw them I just knew my monogram-loving heart couldn’t pass one up! They are so pretty on their own, but add some scrapbook paper to the back and… wowza!!

I know you probably don’t really need a tutorial for this but, just in case, I’m sharing one anyway.

DIY Floral Acrylic Monogram - perfect for brightening up any space!The hardest part of this project? Picking out the scrapbook paper to you! I’m a major paper hoarder so I had a LOT to choose from. You can see on Instagram my other possible choices. I loved the idea of using multiple papers for the background as suggested by some, but ultimately went with this pretty floral paper from My Mind’s Eye.

DIY Floral Acrylic Monogram - perfect for brightening up any space!Start by tracing the edge of the monogram on the scrapbook paper. I used a mechanical pencil so I could click out a ton of lead to get in those tiny crevasses to trace. Carefully cut out the paper.

DIY Floral Acrylic Monogram - perfect for brightening up any space!Wipe the back of the monogram really well to remove any debris and/or fingerprints. Apply a thin coat of decoupage.

Immediately place the paper monogram face down on the decoupage. Press down firmly, focusing on the edges.

DIY Floral Acrylic Monogram - perfect for brightening up any space!
Odds are not everything is going to line up exactly right. You’ll probably have a little bit of overlap from the paper.

If this were true paper crafting you would probably sand off that excess paper for a nice, smooth finish. But we can’t do that with the acrylic! It will leave nasty scratch marks. Instead, trim off the excess paper with an X-acto knife.

DIY Floral Acrylic Monogram - perfect for brightening up any space!The acrylic monogram is pretty thick so it does amazing things to trick the eye once the paper is behind it.

DIY Floral Acrylic Monogram - perfect for brightening up any space!This is going to look fabulous paired with all the flower stems I purchased over the weekend! I can’t wait to finish putting my spring mantel together, and you can bet this floral monogram will be front and center!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Brilliant – this turned out so beautiful! I see you got a few features this week – congrats and well done, you deserve it! Found you at Turn It Up Tuesday!

  2. says

    Wow, They looks so pretty. It’s time to go Michael’s. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week.

  3. says

    Gorgeous! Such a fantastic idea and that paper is so pretty. I want to make a whole alphabet of them now. Makes me wish we had a Michaels here in the UK.

  4. says

    This is beautiful! I have to look out for these acrylic letters, so I can do this craft! It’s absolutely stunning and would be perfect in any room. Thanks for sharing such an easy and creative DIY with us on #SHINEbloghop, Michelle. It was a pleasure to read your piece!

  5. says

    OMG, this is amazing! Never seen those in acrylic! Gotta head to Michaels ASAP!! I love this!! Would love to see you at my craft party which is new Thursdays at 7pm EST. Have a great rest of the week!

  6. says

    I love this! I’m having one of those “why didn’t I think of this” moments. I’ve passed over those acrylic monograms so many times because they are so plain. Your idea is great! Sharing all over! Thanks for partying at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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