I looked all over Pinterest to find a tutorial but everything I found was on Etsy and it was already made. I had the basic idea on how to do it but I decided to message one of the Etsy sellers and Inscribed Monograms graciously gave me some great tips!
-Unfinished Wooden Monogram (Mine was 12 in. but you can use any size)
Like I said, I purchased mine from Very Jane but the deal is over. I have seen them on their site since but I am sure you can easily buy this online somewhere.
-1 Can of White Spray Paint (or any other color. It will be visible on the sides)
-Extra Fine Glitter (My color was called Raspberry and the brand was Recollections)
Michael's had so many more options than Hobby Lobby for colors. I was told that Martha Stewart brand was good too.
The directions are below. I have taken a pictures of the steps and you can find them following the directions.
- Spray your monogram with the spray paint. The spray paint will only show on the sides of the monogram so make sure the sides are well covered. I only needed to do two coats without sanding. There were little pieces of wood on the edges that I just picked off.
- Once the spray paint is dried, paint the mod podge on the top of the monogram. I did this in sections or else the mod podge will dry before you can apply the glitter.
- Pour an ample amount of glitter on the section of mod podge. You can immediately knock the loose glitter off.
- Continue until the entire monogram is covered in glitter. You will have to go back and touch up the spots where the glitter didn't stick to the mod podge.
- Let dry for 24 hours.
- Spray with the clear enamel. This sets the glitter so any loose pieces don't fall off. I sprayed the sides as well.
- Find a cute ribbon and tie a loop around the top and hang with a nail on the wall!
|This is the wooden monogram before I spray painted it.|
|I did the mod podge and glitter in sections.|
|This is the spray enamel I used.|
|The finished product! The ribbon I found is perfect to hang it up!|
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or comment on this post. I will do my best to help you! Also, if you decide to try it out, send me a link to your finished product! I would love to post it on this post! Good luck. :)