Monday, November 25, 2013

How-To: Monograms

Ever since I learned that one can DIY their initials into an elegant label in less than 5 minutes, I've been making them left and right.
I was first inspired when I saw Mady's custom monogram which she was was turning into labels for school. I was instantly intrigued and asked how she did it (see the comments here). She directed me to this site for more detailed instructions and after following the steps, i made an easily manipulable monogram.
This is the process that i used:

After downloading this font, I opened powerpoint and arranged my 3 initials in 3 separate text boxes (Ordered first, last, middle)

I then resized the middle initial to be 175 points while the others were 100 points

This step takes concentration: you have to know if you want your letters to overlap or not. I chose to have them overlapping so I arranged them accordingly using the trusty dusty guidelines provided by powerpoint (those dotted lines). You have to be careful so that the letters overlap JUST right, not too much, not too little.  
If you want a simpler look, change the color of the letters. I thought a soft pink highlighting the center initial would look nice. 

This is the fun part: You can mix and match the colors, fonts, backgrounds, etc... of your monogram to your heart's desire! Get creative with it! I put the letters in an oval and put my monogram in front of a print. Most of these prints are Lilly Pulitzer, but any print will do...i personally love the noisy and bright nature of the lilly prints. 

Hope that helps a bit...this process really doesn't take long and has a great outcome. Here are a few of my favorites that I made:

{tribute to my second favorite state}

My current iPhone background

have a fabulous week!


  1. LOVE how these monograms came out. They are so colorful and pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    1. Thanks! I too am thrilled that they came out as well as they did!

  2. Oh my gosh! Such a great tutorial! I love these designs!


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