Monogrammed Christmas Door Ornament
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!
Let us know how you’ll be decorating for the holidays and if you’ve ever made a DIY monogrammed Christmas ornament before! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
A Few Other Ornament Posts to Enjoy:
- DIY Gingerbread Snowflake Ornaments
- Glass Glitter Snowflake Ornaments (our most popular ornament post to date!)
- Blue and White Rag Ball Ornaments
- Vintage Lace Inspired Air Dry Clay Ornaments
- Farmhouse Embroidery Hoop Gift Tag Ornaments
Thanks for idea. Based on your inspiration, I’m going to die cut ornament and stocking shapes and initials (4”-7”I’ll see) and use as gift tags. Or course, I’ll embellishment them.
That sounds so cool, Gail! Love, love, love that fantastic idea. Hope your week has been a special one. I can hardly believe we’re almost to August! Hugs, CoCo
CoCo I love this! Elegant and classy. Love the ribbon too.
Thank you so much, Cindy, I really appreciate it! My Mom has some fun plans for Loblolly this year so I can’t wait to see it all dressed up. Sending you big hugs and hoping your week is a happy one, CoCo
Oh my goodness, CoCo! You and your mom created a gorgeous ornament! I absolutely LOVE that bow, and how you made it so personal. How fun for the two of you to get together and create Christmas! You have inspired me so much that I seriously cannot wait until next year to start a new tradition with my mom!
So sweet of you to say, Christine, thank you! We spend the entire weekend with each other dressed in our matching Christmas pjs, listening to Christmas music, searching for inspo, crafting ornaments, and soaking it all in. The entire weekend is all about Christmas even the food! You and your Mom would have such a good time. While I would never want to wish away the summer, I’m so excited for the holiday season. Hugs, CoCo
I love that you shared this gorgeous wreath in July to give us all plenty of time to make our own. The monogrammed lettering added such a beautiful, personalized finishing touch!!
Thank you, Heidi! While it NEVER feels like Christmas in July (especially in Florida) I’m always thankful we get started early so we can have something fun to look forward to. It will definitely be here before we know it! Hugs, CoCo
I love that you and your mom make Christmas crafts in your PJs in July. What fun memories you two must have collected over the years! The monogrammed ornament is beautiful!
Thank you so much, Michelle! We all still wear family pajamas every Christmas it’s fun to pull them out each Summer and reminisce and plan for the holidays. They’ll be here before we know it! Hope your week has been filled with all good things, CoCo
This is such a cute idea.
Thanks so much, Rachel, and super easy to put together too!
Absolutely love this! Great idea to spray with poly, I usually forget lol Can’t believe it’s August already:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned! xo Kathleen
It is so hard to believe we’re into August already Kathleen. I’m super excited for Fall though and at least we’re one month closer now. I’m so glad you like the ornament. It was definitely fun to put together. Hugs, CoCo
I love this door decor ornament, Coco. I DO love anything monogramed! It’s wonderful that you have the ability to spend time with your mom doing fun projects. I’m featuring this tonight at The All About Home party! Thanks so much for always coming by to join in with your wonderful ideas!
That is so sweet of you, Debra, thank you so much! My Mom LOVES Pinterest so I’m always excited to see what she’s inspired by and to help her out whenever I can. We don’t live in the same city so any time I’m able to spend with her is always a fun time. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo
Such a beautiful ornament. Simple and understated yet beautifully classic. Pinned. Congratulations on being featured on Tuesday Turn About.
Such sweet and thoughtful words, Janet, thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Hope you’re having a great week, CoCo
I just love this. That’s so cool how the lettering was transferred onto the ornament. What a fun time with your mom, too. I’ll be featuring this at Thursday Favorite Things tomorrow. Congrats!
That is so sweet of you, Pam, thank you so much! We had a great time together. My Mom loves the holidays so it was fun to start crafting things with her. I swear it will be here before we know it. Hope you’ve had a great week. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo