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Elegant Monogram Plaque

By: Karen Reif

Give your space an elegant fall touch with this monogrammed plaque DIY. You'll love this personalized piece of art displayed among your harvest decor this season.

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Project #14950 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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Other Supplies

  • Waverly Inspirations Fabric Fat Quarters - Solid Onyx
  • Waverly Inspirations Fabric Fat Quarters - Medium Dot Steel
  • ½” x 3” dowel rod
  • Hot glue gun
  • Craft knife
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Computer, printer, and copier
  • Jute
  • Plate glass
  • Ruler


  1. Using your computer, choose a letter font for the initial of your choice. Print out initial and enlarge to fit the plaque as desired.
  2. Place the enlarged initial printout on the glass and place the stencil blank on top of the initial. Cut out initial with the craft knife.
  3. Draw a stripe on the tracing paper that is 1/8” wide and approximately 7” long and repeat step 2 to cut out.
  4. Basecoat entire plaque with Metallic White Opal. Let paint dry. Apply a second coat if necessary. Measure and mark 3 evenly spaced lines that run top to bottom. Stencil in stripes on the lines using Metallic Silver. Let paint dry.
  5. Center your cut-out initial and stencil with Metallic Golden. Do not remove stencil just yet. Let paint dry.
  6. Stencil with Glitter Gold over the Metallic Golden. Remove stencil and let paint dry.
  7. Paint dowel rod with Metallic Golden, let paint dry and hot glue to center top of plaque.
  8. Using pattern provided, print out large leaf.
  9. Apply Mod Podge Matte to wrong side of fabrics (cut piece of fabric just slightly bigger than large leaf). Let Mod Podge dry and cut out leaves – 1 Solid Onyx and 1 Medium Dot Steel.
  10. Paint in leaf veins on the Medium Dot Steel leaf, if desired.
  11. Layer Medium Dot Steel leaf on top of Solid Onyx leaf and glue to pumpkin as shown.

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