Nursery Tour #2: DIY Monogram Letters Over Crib for Boy

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I am so excited about the latest update to our nursery. I am a HUGE fan of anything monogram and decided a long time ago that I wanted my baby's monogram over their crib. When I found out I was having a boy I was determined I was not going to let that stop me so I set out to find a manly monogram. I found one and was going to purchase it online for just over $120. When I told my husband he couldn't believe how expensive they were and said he would make them himself and that it would cost less than $20. 

So I present to you the steps of making a DIY monogram for less than $20. :)

Step 1: Design the monogram on paper. This is actually what took the longest amount of time. My creative husband free handed the monogram we liked onto paper to practice getting the curves and arch right. If you can't free hand you could always trace.

Step 2: Decide on your size and buy a sheet of plywood. We went with 32" letters. We then measured it out on plywood and traced it on to the plywood to begin cutting it out. 


Step 3: After tracing and cutting out the letters we held them up to the wall to see what it was going to look like. Then it was time to paint them up.



Step 4: Hang the letters! We used the pledge Velcro strips which I love cause they make it easy to remove and readjust if needed!


Be sure to checkout the other post in my nursery series: 
DIY Hanging Pendant Light

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  1. it looks awesome girl. I know its gonna make the room look great.

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  2. Your letters look great! Thanks for sharing how you (and hubs) did it. :-)
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    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  3. This is really awesome... I even have that exact same crib! :D How to cut the letters?

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  4. love that! monograms are so in right now, but they are timeless.

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  5. I'm kinda jealous of your creative husband, I have to admit. It looks great!

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  6. So adorable!!! I love monograms too and I love the circle type ones!

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  7. I love the letters! I'm so happy that you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours. I can't wait to follow along and get to know you better!

    Ashley, Married to the Game

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! I was excited to find you as well! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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  8. i just found you through the link-up and I have got to get my husband to get on this! I love a monogram and for $20, you can't beat it! Thanks for the idea! :)

    Check my blog out when you have a chance! eldalarrazabal.blogspot.com

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    1. You are right, $20 is great! I will go check out your blog now! :)

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  9. These are incredible, they look really awesome. How sweet of hubby to volunteer to make them! He is very talented!

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    1. Thank you so much! I agree...he is talented and did a great job! I was impressed! :)

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  10. I've been wanting these for a while now. I can't believe you made it at such a good price!

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    1. You should make some of your own! I love how they turned out!

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  11. I've seen these and I too can not believe how expensive they are. You guys did a great job recreating them! One luck little boy on the way! Thanks for partying at The Makers.
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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  12. Oh my word. GORGEOUS! I love that!
    How much do you think it cost to make in terms of time?
    And paint?

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    1. Thank you! It took total time of probably two hours including cutting it out, painting it, and hanging it but over several days. For paint all we bought was the little sample size for $3 at Lowes.

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  13. Good husband to do your project for you! I always get mine to do projects for me too :)

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    1. Yes, he's the best! Sounds like you have a pretty great one too! :)

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  14. I love it! So original and something specially handmade for baby! Perfect! #SITSBlogging

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    1. Thank you, Censie! Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you back again! :)

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  15. If you're gonna monogram, block letters are the way to go! LUV it! <3 www.sweetanddownlow.com #SITSblogging

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  16. This is so cute! It looks amazing!

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  17. Love your monogram! It turned out great and is perfect for a baby boy!

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  18. This is awesome! I love monograms. I embroider monograms on throw blankets for wedding gifts. ;)

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    1. Thank you! I do too! I have a cricut and use it to monogram wedding gifts as well!

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  19. Wow, that monogram is wonderful! My husband has never used a saw in his life so I'd have to pay someone to make this for me. It is really cute and super creative!

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    1. Ha ah, you could totally do Chastity if you have the tools?

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  20. Isn't it pretty awesome to have a handy husband?!? He did an awesome job--it looks great! My husband does so much amazing stuff for us--in the last year he made a shed (complete with window and shutter), put a roof over our small porch and installed faux stone around our front door (which he installed last year!). He's always looking for projects. He had many when the kids were small. I'm sure you guys will make many more things for your family together. Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Having a handy husband is the best! Wow, a shed that's awesome!

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  21. Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured and pinned! Thank you for sharing.
    --Katie, TheCraftyBlogStalker.com

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  22. Such a great idea! I'm wondering if my husband would help me make one for my daughter's room. I'm southern, so monograms are in my blood.

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