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DIY decorating: Make a shadowbox monogram

Do you love monograms as much as I do?

I love decorating with monograms for a personal, homey touch. I have several of our last name initials scattered around our house. There’s a big “S” here and a little one there.  I try not to go overboard, but I really love them!

My daughter has picked up the same sense of style and loves to personalize things with an “E” for her first name.  So when we decided to add some decor to fill a corner in her room by her window, we knew she needed her initial on the wall.

We picked up all the supplies from Hobby Lobby – a white 12×12 shadowbox, a paperboard letter, a sheet of scrapbook paper, and some coordinating paint.  The materials were inexpensive, and it was an easy project that we could do together.

This was a great way for my daughter to be involved in decorating her own room.  She’s at that transition age when it’s time for some updates, and she wants to be hands-on with the decorating.  She got to pick the paint and paper (based on the options I gave her that would match her room), and then help put it all together.

First we painted the letter and let it dry.  She chose Anita’s Metallic Craft Paint in rose.  She did the first coat of paint, then I did the final coat to be sure the paint was even and wasn’t showing any brush strokes.Make a monogram shadowbox - AMerryMom.com

When it was dry, I used double-sided tape to attach the letter to the scrapbook paper, then placed it in the shadowbox.  Easy peasy!Make a monogram shadowbox - AMerryMom.com

When we hung it up, my daughter decided to add a little pink dragonfly above the shadowbox.  We had some mirrored butterflies that were waiting for the perfect spot, so I let her stick a few around it on her wall.  We love how it personalizes her room!

Finished monogram shadowbox

This was a fun, simple mother-daughter project – perfect for a rainy Saturday afternoon!


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