Mod Podging Many Marvelous Monograms

Ok. Most ridiculous title ever – but I couldn’t resist.

Easy Mod Podged Monograms

I’m working on adding some fun touches to our family room. You can check out our Entertainment center and the Pallet clock if you’ve missed those.
Since we can’t paint the walls (renters) I’m trying to add in some fun pops of color to brighten up the walls!

I’ve been wanting to do a little wall grouping of Monograms for a while – and I finally found all the fabrics I wanted to use!

How to cover Monograms with Fabric

Aren’t they cute?

Now, I realize that you don’t really need a tutorial for these – goodness, they are everywhere. But I wanted to show you how I finished off the sides.
I’m sure I’m not the first person to have done this either – but I’ll show you anyway. ;)

I made a kind of fabric-covered posterboard bias tape for the sides – so they look all nice and tidy!

Finished Monograms

I like that the sides are all the same fabric too – kind of ties them all together don’t you think?

So here’s the quick and easy semi-tutorial on how to do these. :)

Cover the front of your letter with Mod Podge. Place the fabric over the letter and fold the fabric around the sides. Clip the fabric where necessary to allow the fabric to lay flat around the curves and corners.

Fabric Mod Podge

Measure the width of your letter. Take another measurement all along the edge of the letter (wraping your measuring tape all long the curves, insides, etc.)
Cut a piece of posterboard the width of your letter (1″ for this one) and the length of all the sides. I think this one was about 30″.

Cut a strip of fabric that is the same length, but twice the width. So in this case 30″ x 2″.
You can piece the fabric and posterboard together if you need to.

fabric and posterboard for sides

Lay the posterboard strip down the center of the wrong side of the fabric strip. Cover the fabric with Mod Podge and fold the sides of the fabric in around the posterboard.

paper bias tape

If you need to piece your fabric or posterboard, just glue the ends together as you’re covering the posterboard.

This will give you a nice fabric covered strip.

mod podged bias tape

Begin glueing the strip along the letter, starting in a not-so-noticable place. Use Mod Podge to glue it on.

covering sides of mod podged letter

Press the strip around the curves and corners of the letter. You’ll have to glue a little, hold it in place, then glue a little more.

finishing sides of monogram

Try and keep your fingers as clean as possible or you’ll have sticky spots on the outside of the strip.

If you have small little inside curves, use something to pull the posterboard strip into the curve. On this one I used my handy-dandy stainless steel chopstick – but on one of the other letters the curve was so tiny I had to use a yarn needle to get the strip in place.

finishing letters with mod podge

Overlap the ends just a bit and trim the strip. Add a little extra Mod Podge to make sure it stays nice and flat.

fabric covered monogram

I love how nice it makes the sides look!

finished letter

That’s all there is to it! Crazy easy right? And kind of therapeutic. It makes for a fun evening of sitting and glueing. And maybe watching French Kiss.

Fabric Covered Letters

Covering Letters with Fabric

You can kind of go crazy with your fabrics – it’s fun to mix and match them.

I’m still playing with layout, so I’ll show you a photo of the room with them hung up soon!

Mod Podged Letters Tutorial

They are so cheerful! I love how they turned out!

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21 Comments

  • Reply June 24, 2015

    Kellie Butler

    These are so gorgeous. I’ve been planning on Making some of them. In fact, I’ve already bought letters for my daughter’s room. Thx glad I seen yours before I done them

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