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Grain sack monogram

Today’s post is all about the cute grain sack look. I may have an obsession with all things vintage and I love to replicate vintage as well! I love the combination of old and new so I paired this grain sack monogram with an old, chippy vintage window and simply love the outcome.  Read on for how easy it is to make your own!

DIY grain sack monogram | tutorial via lollyjane.com

Supplies:

  • Monogram letter
  • Ice Blue Americana acrylic paint
  • White Wash Americana acrylic paint
  • 1 brush, foam or bristle
  • Painters tape
  • Command Strips to hang

Directions: 

First you’ll need to use your 40% off coupon to shop JoAnn’s. All hobby stores have monograms but JoAnn’s has these exact giant letters that are lightweight paper mâché and they’re very inexpensive when you use your coupon.

DIY grain sack monogram | tutorial via lollyjane.com

Next, tape 2 lines down one side of your letter.  This was easy since my last name is an M…I can see how a C or Z would be a little tricky! (;  I eyeballed the tape when I lined it up until it looked even.

DIY grain sack monogram | tutorial via lollyjane.com

Next I painted inside the tape Ice Blue.

Step one: Paint monogram in Ice Blue Americana paint.

Look at that crisp line, love it!

Step one: Paint monogram in Ice Blue Americana paint.

You’re going to repeat the last step two more times, once the first color dries.  I taped my second blue line next, just moving the tape over a good inch and a half to leave room for the small white pinstripe in between the two blues.

Make pinstripes to create grain sack monogram letter.

The paint dries really quickly on paper mache so this was a really fast project!

Make pinstripes to create grain sack monogram letter.

Repeat the white stripe to get that grain sack feel and you’re done!

DIY grain sack monogram | tutorial via lollyjane.com

Display in your vintage window, frame or just on the wall solo. (This is hung with Command Strips for stability.)

DIY grain sack monogram | tutorial via lollyjane.com

You could even stand it against the wall on your mantel, hang it above your bed or etc. Wherever you decide to home it, it will be adorable!

Easy instructions to create your own grain sack monogram!

Visit all our projects using our fav brand DecoArt, (like the Life is Good sign above!) and check out these other pretty grain sack projects we just love!  The monogram finally landed on my tv wall next to my So Loved sign!  

How to decorate around a tv, place frames around tv and a small sign above it to balance it out.

Miss Mustard Seed’s upholstered grain sack chair:

Grain Sack Chair via @missmustardseed

Jill Bent’s grain sack pillows:

Grain Sack Pillows

Jennifer Rizzo’s Grain Sack Tablecloth:

Grain Sack Table Cloth

Do you love grain sack, too? 🙂  Pin our image so your friends can make their own!

DIY grain sack monogram | tutorial via lollyjane.com

Check out all of our DIY ideas like our stenciled USA sign,

Pretty mint stencil United States sign, easy home decor tutorial. @lollyjaneblog

and our faux chalk art.

How to create faux chalk art using a SHARPIE!! Super cute!! www.lollyjane.com

 

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