Monograms appear to be popular again this year, or really for the past year-ish. I remember in high school they were super trendy too, I had a shirt or two with the initial L on them. They went away for a few years though, or at least I didn’t notice them quite as much. They are huge in the south however, especially with the collegiate and younger crowd. Its fun to see a comeback and how creative some people can get with the letters. You may have seen on Instagram my monogram pumpkin.
I saw some fabric covered letters at Michaels a few months ago and thought they were pretty cool but I wasn’t going to pay for theirs when I could make my own that would compliment my studio better. So here is my version of the fabric covered letter DIY.
cardboard 3D letter from craft store (I found mine at Jo-ann’s)
Hot glue gun and glue
fabric of choice (scraps or a fat quarter should be just fine)
Fabric Letter DIY
Make sure you have enough fabric and heat up your glue gun. I had thought about adding a layer of batting to make it extra plushy, but it refused to be hot glued onto the letter. So I just went with the fabric.
Carefully glue the fabric taking care to wrap around the letter if you choose that look. Its best to work in sections and not glue it all at once.
Trim any excess. An L is pretty easy shape to work with – lucky me. I imagine an S or M might be trickier.
Wrap it up like a present!
Ta-da, a fabric covered letter DIY! Decorating my studio more! I may end up hanging it up on the wall later, but for now its just sitting on my shelf.