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DIY Decor: Modern Monograms

Monograms may be classic kid decor but there’s nothing traditional about these five examples.  They’re fun, inventive, and the perfect focal point for a kid room.  Most of these DIYs are also simple enough for children to do themselves (with some parental assistance), which means this could be the perfect way for an older sibling to contribute to a new baby nursery.  Without further ado, here are my top 5 modern monograms (clockwise from top left).


  1. Button monogram from Spearmint Baby (via pinterest).
  2. Road & track monogram at Mason’s Roost (make sure to check out the inspiration at the end of the post).
  3. Embroidered french knot monograms via In the Wabe.
  4. Watercolor monogram at Blissfully Domestic.
  5. Crayon monogram at Trendy Treehouse.
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Chris and Paige Evans August 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm

These are so great! Thanks for sharing! And the original step by step photo tutorial for the #1 button monogram can be found here: http://americancrafts.typepad.com/studio/2011/02/element-monogram-tutorial-by-jen-jockisch.html

:) Enjoy!


The MOB August 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I love the race track monogram. I have been scouring Etsy for some decor for my boys’ room. I might just have to make this one happen myself. So cute.


Carly August 24, 2011 at 12:22 am

Wow, thanks! The race track was very easy to make, except for the broken frame:)


ruta September 18, 2012 at 1:42 am

Thank you for such a great idea! I will make crayon monograms together with my children and hung up them above their beds. It should look very well :)


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