Just above Little A’s crib in her newly decorated bedroom, is a pretty monogram art made from an Ikea picture frame, some burlap fabric, an MDF letter “A”, Mod Podge, and some scrap fabric that matches her room decor. I made it in an afternoon (during nap time, of course!) and I’m really happy with how simple it was to make and what a big impact it makes in her room! I was inspired by this photo and this photo and I thought I’d combine the two ideas and make up the steps as I go. Would you like to make your own DIY monogram wall art for your little’s nursery? Read on!
- Ikea “Ung Drill” picture frame
- 1 yard of burlap fabric
- MDF letter
- scrap printed cotton fabric
- 1 yard quilt batting
- glue gun
- Gorilla Glue (or another heavy duty adhesive like Super Glue)
- Mod Podge
- pencil & scissors
- Gather the materials.
- Take out the cardboard backing from the picture frame, and use it to trace an oval shape from the burlap fabric. Cut out an oval that’s about 1 1/2″ larger than the cardboard (to account for the fabric being turned and glued).
- Put the MDF letter upside down on the printed cotton fabric and trace around it’s shape with a pencil. Cut out the fabric carefully.
- Cut out an oval of quilt batting using the same method as #2, place it on a hard surface, and then place the glass insert from the picture frame over top. Using a glue gun, turn the edges of the batting over and around to the back of the glass and glue it in place. I used a generous amount of glue!
- Place the covered glass on top of the burlap oval, centered, and repeat the gluing process from #4 to attach the burlap.
- Place the covered glass piece into the frame and secure it well with the metal hooks.
- Cover the MDF letter with Mod Podge and smooth the printed fabric you cut in the letter shape on top. Once it’s dry, paint a thick layer of Mod Podge over top of the fabric (making sure to pay attention to the edges – these will fray or peel if there’s not enough Mod Podge holding them down).
- Using Gorilla Glue (or another really heavy duty adhesive), adhere the monogram to the center of the burlap-covered glass. You may have to let it set and dry for some time before you hang the piece on the wall. Make sure to test it on the wall for a day or so to make sure it sticks!
This monogram art is Little A’s favourite art in her nursery; it makes me so happy! Every night as I tuck her in, she point to it and says “A!”. It’s the sweetest thing.
Happy crafting, friends!