DIY: How to Make a Crayon Monogram

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How adorable is this crayon monogram? Perfect to gift to a special teacher but also a really fun idea for a nursery, child’s room or play room.

It’s a very simple DIY project.

Print your letter out on a scrap piece of paper.
Arrange crayons over letter.
Cut crayons individually to length using a sharp knife and cutting board.*
Glue crayon pieces together using a glue gun.
Then glue the crayon letter to a nice piece of stiff paper.

*diy tip: When you’re making the straight cuts it helps to roll the crayon under your knife to score it all the way around, then it just snaps in the center leaving a cleaner cut. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with the slanted cuts.

Is this project something you’ll be trying? Leave a comment and let me know =)

image source – pinterest from Nesting Sticks
{Big thanks to Ashley from Nesting Sticks for sharing her DIY on pinterest and allowing me to share it here}


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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. I LOVE this! It’s fun and colorful, but still tasteful. I think it would make a fun autumn centerpiece. I just wanted to comment to let you know that it was so great that I added it as one of my 5 favorite crayon craft tutorials with a link back to your site so other people could try it. Great job!

  2. teacher appreciation day is the 27th and I was thinking about what to get my sons teacher, this will be perfect! Shes very craftey herself and I think she will love this :)

  3. Marina Chavez says:

    Just writting to see if you can help me out with the monogram letters I need in order to start this crayon project for my kids teachers.
    I tried writting before and was unable to reach you. Please let me know if you got this and if you will be able to help.
    thank you,

  4. Trying this for my friends baby shower doing the baby’s whole name going to take a whole lot of time to cut thanks for the idea!! Hope it turns out awesome, only problem so far is I can’t cut the crayons right still practicing before cutting the ones for the name

  5. Marlena Jo says:

    Yours is the nicest monogram out there in wifi land. I really liked the idea but couldn’t find a good one until I found yours. You have nice clean lines. I also like the little stamped message. That is something my son can do! Nice work.

  6. Heather says:

    I love this gift idea and what to do it for my daughter’s teacher as a End of the Year/Going Away gift (we are moving in 2 weeks). I was wondering “What size frame did you use? And which font/size font did you use”?

  7. Love this! I will definitely make 2 of this for my 2 boys with initials M and V or maybe will do it MVP and VIP. Yes, my boys have those initials for their names. :)

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