DIY Lilly Pulitzer Monogram

Monday, April 11, 2016
Last year, I decided to make this Lilly Pulitzer monogram to put up on my door. Although I loved the finished project, I never put it up and eventually lost it...
So no matter how many times I put it off, I eventually bought more wooden letters and decided to re-create the project I did last year. Although the letters were a little different this time in shape and design, doing this again was still so much fun! It is so fun and simple, and looks great anywhere in your house (or dorm)!
1. Wooden letters (I got mine here, super reasonable!)
2. Mod Podge
3. Golden paint
4. Your desired print (if you want one).  I got mine off google!
You can vary this one up depending on the colors and design that you want.
What I did was I put my letters in the tradition monogram order, with my last name initial in the middle. I thought that it would be fun if I changed the middle one (my last name initial) to one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer prints. 
I started out with painting my first and middle initials gold. Make sure that the edges of the letter you are putting the print on are painted, so it has a more pulled together solid look. 
Also, my "H" got a little broken in the bag... It looks fine now that it is up, but I was super afraid that it would throw off the finished look, but thankfully it worked out!

This step is only necessary if you want a print on one of your letters. 
Turn your print over, and place your initial on the other side. 
Then (on the other side of the print-out) draw around the edges of your initial, which will help you immensely when you are cutting out the print. 
I used a charcoal pencil because it really helps with shading and defining the lines of where you will be cutting
Cut around the outline of your initial. I recommend you don't cut exactly on the outline, because it is better to leave some space. Therefore, when you are gluing it on to your letter, you can cut away the small amounts of excess paper.

Glue your print onto your wooden letter. Like I said before, then cut away at the excess paper.
The glue I used is Mod Podge. It is amazing and I have a ton of it, and I use it for all of my art projects. You basically paint it on, and it dries fully clear. I highly recommend for you to get it if you find yourself frequently doing art projects!

Enjoy making this simple DIY! If I can do it, you can do it!
Let me know how yours turned out!

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