Monogram Wall Art with Styrofoam

I try to add a piece of monogram wall art to each of my foyer gallery walls.  See each wall is a gallery of each of my kids….so three walls and three kids!  I add their initial to the display just for a little something fun.  For my daughter, I let her pick her favorite colors (purple and green) then I got to work.

Monogram Wall Art -- use Styrofoam, fabric, and a little paint to create a one of a kind monogram wall art piece that will look great in your home.  Click to get the full instructions.

I started with some drop cloth material, a piece of Styrofoam cut to size, a large “R” stencil cut on my Silhouette, Americana paint in Wisteria, and a stencil brush.  You will also need embroidery thread, a needle, ric rac, and hot glue.

 

Monogram Wall Art -- use Styrofoam, fabric, and a little paint to create a one of a kind monogram wall art piece that will look great in your home.  Click to get the full instructions.

I used the stencil and a couple of coats of the Americana paint on the letter using the stencil brush.  I then removed the stencil.  

Monogram Wall Art -- use Styrofoam, fabric, and a little paint to create a one of a kind monogram wall art piece that will look great in your home.  Click to get the full instructions.

I filled in the “stencil” areas (or where the breaks in my letter were) by hand.  I threaded my needle with white embroidery thread.  I was inspired to create a piece of art that was a combination of paint and embroidery by a fabulous book from Lark crafts called Doodle Stitching: Embroidery and Beyond.  There are some fabulous ideas in the book and I just wanted to break out my needle and get to stitching!

Monogram Wall Art -- use Styrofoam, fabric, and a little paint to create a one of a kind monogram wall art piece that will look great in your home.  Click to get the full instructions.

I used the thread to stitch all the way around my letter.  I then wrapped the Styrofoam block like a present and used hot glue to secure.

Monogram Wall Art -- use Styrofoam, fabric, and a little paint to create a one of a kind monogram wall art piece that will look great in your home.  Click to get the full instructions.

I wrapped the block in green ric rac and yet again used hot glue to secure.  A simple loop hot glued to the back is all you need to hang.  Because this piece is made from wrapped Styrofoam it is super light.

Monogram Wall Art -- use Styrofoam, fabric, and a little paint to create a one of a kind monogram wall art piece that will look great in your home.  Click to get the full instructions.

I am calling this portion of the gallery wall done….what do you think of my monogram wall art?

Monogram Wall Art -- use Styrofoam, fabric, and a little paint to create a one of a kind monogram wall art piece that will look great in your home.  Click to get the full instructions.

Some products were given to me by companies to use in my crafting.  All opinions and projects are my own.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Really love how you did this Angie and how it looks, very nice. Great job for your gallery wall. Monograms sure are popular these days, see them in all kinds of interpretations.

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