M is for Monogram

Are you keeping up with Crafting In The Rain‘s A-Z craft month? Did you even know this month is Craft Month? ;) Such a fun series we’re able to participate in: one letter of the alphabet each day to represent a new tutorial based around that letter! Check out A-L and now H-M:


H is for Home  |  Organize and Decorate Everything
I is for Ink Effects  |  Uncommon Designs
J is for Jar soap dispenser  |  My Craftily Ever After
K is for Kite cards  |  Our Thrifty Ideas
L is for Leather necklace  |  Crafting in the Rain
M is for Monogram  |  Lolly Jane

We snagged the letter M, for monogram! Inspired by La Dee Dah Art’s wooden monogram I saw via Pinterest, I wanted to recreate it but didn’t want to bust out the jigsaw so I looked around my craft hoard and saw that I had a slab of styrofoam. Paired with a styrofoam cutter tool, MagiKoat and chalky paint, I got to work!

Faux plaster monogram decor. Made from foam- cool!

Have you guys ever tried MagiKoat? Seriously, coolest product eveeer!

Faux plaster monogram decor tutorial. Made from styrofoam! Cool!!

We carved styrofoam (traced a funky frame we had on hand) then added 2 heavy coats of MagiKoat over it (letting it dry outside for a few hours in between coats) then painted a coat of DecoArt’s chalky paint finish (in Refreshing color) over the whole thing. The chalky paint went on like buttah! Our monogrammed D decor now looks like it is plastered… except it’s easy to hang because it weighs nothing! ;)

Monogram decor made from styrofoam! Full tutorial via lollyjane.com

We hung it with a strip of frayed burlap in our recently concrete-floored craft space and it matches the floors perfectly!

Faux plaster monogram decor. Super easy to make from foam! Cool!!

Such a fun project and although it is a bit time consuming because of dry time, it is a fun addition to our everyday decor!

Faux plaster monogram decor tutorial. Made from styrofoam! Cool!!

Here’s a few other projects we’ve done using chalky paint… we seriously LOVE chalky paint!

How to chalkboard ANY surface in ANY color:

How to chalkboard ANY surface in ANY color. Awesome tutorial!

Chalky chairs:

Cute craft room! Check out these chalky painted chairs. Fun!

Be sure to hang with us on Insta for the current craft room floor saga where these cute chalky chairs sit… and by saga we mean cramming-for-a-magazine-photo-shoot, (that was thankfully shot this morning! Phew!) We tore out the gross carpet and painted the floors instead- can’t wait to share the reveal! XO

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  1. 1

    What a neat technique and I love that color!

  2. 2

    Fun idea! And I love it paired next to that lampshade. The colors are gorgeous together.


    • 3

      Thanks so much, Cheryl!! We aren’t afraid of color, that’s for sure! LOL!

  3. 4

    Looks awesome! I love monograms, and mine is even an M. :)

  4. 5

    Love this! I’ll assume the magikoat fills in the pours on the styrofoam to better paint it? Looks fab!

  5. 6

    You two are amazing! And the monogram is beautiful! Love the font and the color. Sharing! (And thank you!)


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