Mod Podge Monogram


My girls and I had so much fun fluffing up their bathroom this week with Mod Podge monogram letters! I've always thought a jack-and-jill bathroom for them would be so fun, so when my husband picked this house where they had their rooms joined by a bath I was pretty excited to fluff it up.  (They sleep so that they can see each other through the bathroom each night – I love that!)

When we were picking colors for our new house I stuck with Sherwin Williams Rice Grain throughout most of the house, and picked this Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in our office and dining room, our bedroom, and their bedrooms and bathroom. I love the Sea Salt color, and almost wish I'd painted it throughout the entire house!


Starting with basically good bones for this room made my job way more penny pinched. (If you've got a bathroom that needs some TLC, just a little paint on the walls and even the cupboards can make such a difference!)

Here's our before pic (taken from my iPhone so that I could stand far enough away!)

And here's the after picture, taken this morning again from my phone (the light was bad, but you get the idea!)

Other than the expense of the shutters (we had those put in this week and love them, they're not all that penny pinched but it's one of those reasons clipping coupons is worth it to me!), the only other things we changed were adding a few fun crafts. Here's what we did . . .

At Hobby Lobby, we stocked up on basic supplies to make the monogram letters for the walls. Here's what we used (I had most of it already at home which definitely helped my cost, but a lot of it goes so far!):

  • Mod Podge
  • White paint so the letters would be white on the sides of the initial 
  • Large wooden letters $9.09 each after 30% off sale at Hobby Lobby
  • Foam Paint Brushes
  • Paper plates for paint
  • Scrapbooking paper (we used this pack – on sale 50% off at Hobby Lobby for $9.99)
  • Large ribbon (we ended up only using the Chevron ribbon pictured above – on sale 50% off at Hobby Lobby for $1.99)
  • Total = $30.16, and I'll have plenty of scrapbooking paper and ribbon leftover to use for other projects!)
After the girls painted the letters, I traced the letters onto the back side of scrapbook paper so that we could cut out the paper. 

 (I chose a few coordinating papers and then lined them up prior to cutting.)

Once the paper was cut, we double checked to make sure it fit before using mod-podge to adhere it to the initial

Then the girls covered their letters in mod podge

(this was their favorite part) 😉

Then we glued the paper down and let it dry before gluing the ribbon in the middle 

I used some extra scrapbook paper to make these simple pictures to hang ~ I already had the white frames (those frames that I bought years ago on sale were the best purchase!)


All done, and so much better for just a few dollars! 


Have you done any fun (frugal) fluffing lately in your home? I'd love to hear about it – leave a comment to share! You can also join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!) to find more penny pinched decorating ideas.



See previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!

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  1. I see you already have some Buckeye gear ha ha….best way to fit into Columbus is get some Buckeye gear :).


  2. GO BUCKS!!!! I saw that too! Good for you. 🙂

    • So funny Jen – I totally don’t even know where it came from (my husband I bet), but can’t believe I didn’t even see it! 🙂

  3. Maegan Mullins says

    Super cute! I just painted my master bedroom & bath with Sea Salt. The color is awesome!

  4. So excited to see the Buckeyes gear!!!!! It’s in the picture where the R is traced out.
    The bathroom is adorable also!

  5. Just in case you didn’t know, there’s ALWAYS a 40% off coupon off one item at hobby lobby. I’ve used it on sale items as well. It’s on their website, so no need to print or clip any coupons if you have a smartphone! It’s only on one item but it’s really made a difference for me

  6. I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m wondering if it would be easier to glue down the whole sheet of paper, let it dry and then cut away the excess with an exact-o knife? How hard is it getting the cut paper to line up exactly with the letter once the ModPodge is on there? Also, I’m thinking about painting the edges black to give it a show effect. Thanks for the very cute idea!! Definitely an inspiration for other options.

    • I was wondering if it would be easier to attach the paper prior to cutting as well. I am not good at lining up my edges on things, and use ribbon to cover my goofs when I can. I think that using the X-acto knife would give me a much cleaner edge to the letter and I am considering doing the letter in a chocolate brown with cream lace mod embellishments to the top and some beautiful blue paper I have that will match my front bathroom perfectly. I am curious how additional embellishments would work also instead of simply the ribbon. Maybe some buttons or faux flowers.

  7. I am up late tonight working on some letters for my nieces new bedroom. I decided to add a layer of Mod Podge to “seal” the scrapbook paper. Also, how did you hang your letters? I’m not sure the best way yet and was curious about what worked for you! Thanks for sharing the cute project! 🙂

  8. I love the idea on one big letter! Ive been needing to fill up some wall space in my boys bathroom, thanks for this idea. I did do this for my first son but used his whole name but it costed a lot more. So glad I saw this , love your penny pinching projects

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