Childrens Corner

A monogram is the perfect touch

Bedrooms are full of objects that make the room your own; from books, ornaments, posters, unique lamps and more. Make your mark on your personal space stronger with hand-made monogram letters. Collect some items you’ll use for decorating the letter. Use beads, buttons, sequins, ribbon, yarn and anything you can get your hands on.

For the monogram letters you will need corrugated card, glue, scissors and crafts of your choice.

Trace your letter onto the card, you can make it as big or as small as you like. Use a ruler to ensure the lines are straight. Cut this out and place to one side.

If you’re using yarn to decorate the letter, it’s better to cut long strips to wind around as it’s much easier to handle than holding the entire skein.

Select three colours or more and then begin from the bottom. Glue one end of the yarn to the back of the letter and then begin to wind it tightly around. Keep going and if you run out of yarn, wind back if you need to, to glue the end to the back of the card. Cut more yarn in the same colour if you wish to continue with it. When you’re happy with how much there is, select the next colour.

Repeat until the whole letter is covered, remembering to glue the yarn tails to the back of the card.

When you’re finished, select your decorations. Glue these firmly in place to the letter and allow the glue to dry for a few hours or overnight. 

If you want to hang up the letter, take some ribbon and fold it in half to make a loop. Glue this to the top of the letter at the back and stick a drawing pin through the ribbon to secure it. Don’t worry about the pin poking through the other side, as it won’t go all the way through the corrugated cardboard.

You can make more letters to spell out your entire name. If you have a spare photo frame, stick the letters to this and hang it up on the wall.

Decorate the letters with pom poms, or choose objects that best reflect your interests. For example, use an old map if you like exploring, newspapers if you fancy yourself as a writer, and crayons if you’re an artist.