We’re sharing how to create a DIY Monogrammed Christmas Door Ornament today!
About this time nearly every year, my Mom and I snuggle up in our Christmas pajamas and settle in for a long afternoon of Christmas crafting.
My Mom is an avid Pinterest user so when I asked her if she had anything special in mind for this year’s sesh, she immediately shared this beautiful ornament from Diane of In My Own Style.
“I want to use something similar to this at Loblolly for Christmas,” she said proudly handing me her i-pad.
As expected, the ornament was stunning! Diane’s creativity always, always, always blows me away 🙌
I knew we wouldn’t be able to replicate the inspiration ornament completely (she didn’t have several of the supplies needed on hand), so we did our best to honor Diane’s originality with the vision my Mom has for Loblolly.
And in the process made lots of fun memories!
Here’s a look at how to create a DIY Monogrammed Christmas Door Ornament…
DIY Monogrammed Christmas Door Ornament Supplies:
- Large Wooden Ornament (my Mom found this one at Hobby Lobby)
- 2 Different Paint Colors (one for the base of your ornament and one for the monogrammed letters)
- Paint Brush (to paint the ornament)
- Fine Tip Art Detail Brush or Fine Tip Permanent Marker (to paint the letters)
- Home Computer with Word, Printer and Printer Paper
- Tape (optional)
- Graphite or Number 2 Pencil
- Ballpoint Pen
- Polyurethane Spray
DIY Monogrammed Christmas Door Ornament Steps:
Gather your supplies and lay a tarp down to protect your work surfaces.
Begin by painting your wooden ornament (front and back) allowing plenty of drying time in between each coat.
We used Benjamin Moore’s Decorator White because that’s what my parents had in their garage, but you can choose any color you like best.
While the ornament is drying, use your home computer to create a Word document with the monogram of your choice.
We chose the Edwardian Script font with the middle letter at 350 and the side letters at 300.
The size of your ornament will help you determine what size font you need. It also helped to print the monogram in landscape mode with all the margins at .25” as well.
Print the monogram from your home computer. Use caution and care as scissors will be sharp to cut around the monogram.
Once the monogram has been printed out, flip it over to the backside (the blank side).
Then using a graphite or number 2 pencil, completely shade the letters.
Next, turn the paper back over to the front side and carefully place the monogram on top of your door ornament.
Just a heads up, be really careful when you do this step as the graphite from the pencil can easily smudge.
Also, feel free to tape the paper down if you need to before moving on to the next step!
Once you have the monogrammed paper in place, use a ballpoint pen to carefully trace each letter.
Then carefully, lift the paper away. In its place should be a complete outline of the letters of your monogram.
Use a fine tip art brush or fine tip permanent marker to fill in each of the letters in your DIY monogrammed Christmas door ornament.
This is another part of the project that is easy to smudge, so my Mom used a paper towel to lay her arm and hand on to help lessen risk.
If you do wind up with smudges, you can *lightly* erase them with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol.
Allow the paint to dry completely.
Then, lightly spray your DIY monogrammed Christmas door ornament with polyurethane to protect it.
Decorating for Christmas at Loblolly…
Full disclosure, it’ll be a few weeks before we take our Christmas door ornament to Loblolly where my Mom plans to use a color palette of creams, antique silvers, and champagne colors.
For now, it was so much fun to style this DIY monogrammed Christmas door ornament with bits of greenery and berries we’ll be using this year at Bliss Barracks.
I know it’s still it’s hot outside right now, but the season feels right around the corner!
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