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.
Frame.

*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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Nicole is the founder/editor of ChicCheapNursery.com and mom of a 4-year old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!
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Comments

  1. danielle says:

    This is so cute!!

  2. krystal says:

    This is so great! I’m going to make one for our playroom & file away the idea for when my kids have teachers. It WOULD make a great gift!!!!

  3. Very cute and super creative!

  4. This is so cute! I’m going to stock up on crayons when they go super cheap during back to school time lol

  5. I love this idea!

  6. What a great idea! Will be sure to share with my nieces/nephews:-)

  7. What an AWESOME idea!!! I’ve been trying to come up with something to make for my son’s teachers and I think I found it! Thank you! I love making gifts so this is something special!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Danielle says:

    I’m in love! Printing out letters now to make one for my son Gray! Love love love it!

  9. Saw this on JP Creatibles facebook!

    So cute…I am going to do this next year for my teacher!

  10. Rebecca says:

    I made this for my son’s teacher as an end of the year gift. I loved this craft, as a teacher myself, and knew this was something she would not already have! To make it a little more personal, I had my son write her name! It looks so cute written in kindergarten handwritting! She LOVED it!!

  11. Use an electric styrofoam knife or heat up your knife first. Cuts like butter!

  12. This is a really cute idea! I’m going to try and do my daughter’s name & use it as art in her playroom! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  13. What size crayons did you use?

  14. Ok, thank you. They just looked huge. ;)

  15. s atkin says:

    how did you make the cuts so clean, i have tried it but they look ragged ?

  16. love this idea!!!! too cute :0)

  17. Kendra Zimmerman Lanterman says:

    I LOVE these!!! Cant wait to make one for our playroom!

  18. Shannon says:

    Oh no! You cut up the crayons! LOL That’s not allowed in our house. J/K Cute project!

  19. crayons are so cool

  20. I am making these for my best friend’s twin boys for their first birthday!

  21. I am going to do this for my son’s nursery! I was trying to find a unique way to make the first letter of his name for his door. This looks way easier and a whole lot cuter than what I was going to attempt! Thanks!!

  22. Fun idea!!

  23. This is a super idea! I will defiantly be trying it!

  24. so darling! have u tried with all the same shades of a crayon? check out my sister and i’s blog on projects and fashion mycharmingsister.wordpress.com!! :)

  25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562065@N04/5968678244/

    Mine didn’t come out as neat as yours, but it was a super cute idea for a friends baby shower :)

    Thanks!!!

  26. This is such a unique and fun idea!

  27. Cool! I am going to make one of these for my daughter

  28. Mommy of 5 says:

    Soo citrin going to get the crayons tonight! I have 5 kids always wanting to craft!! I’m seeing a big letter “D” for our art room! Thanks!!!

  29. I love this concept! I don’t have any babies but my niece has 2 and a youngster and I know she’d love to see your concepts and create fun rooms for the girls!

  30. I am featuring you and your wonderful crayon idea on my blog today! Feel free to check it out! Thanks for such a great idea!

  31. Wow! School hasn’t even started and you’ve given me this year’s Christmas gift for my children’s teachers! THANKS SO MUCH! They are beautiful!

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    • @Mikki, Thanks so much! Your children’s teacher will love this! My daughter’s preschool teacher cried when I gave her a monogram crayon as gift for the end of the year. She said it was the most thoughtful gift she ever received!

  32. I’m doing this for my mom’s classroom – what sort of paper did you use?

  33. Definitely making this for a teacher friend’s first classroom!!

    Love it!

  34. I love this! I want to make a “C”. :)

  35. I love this! This is going to make a really great gift!

  36. Absolutely LOVE it! What font did you use as your background for your letters?

  37. I cant help myself… its a great idea but am i the only one that 1st read it as pis for Mrs. powlick a very special teacher

  38. I absolutely love this.

  39. Loveee this! Making one for my sons room, my sister who is a teacher, my other sisters childrens rooms lol so getting a lot of use out of it! Thanks =]

  40. I do have a quick question, what size is the font you used?

  41. that is such a great idea! How hard is it to cut crayons with a knife? The lines on this one are so perfect!

  42. You did a fabulous job! I included a link to it in my top 23 Fav Teacher Gift Tutorials round-up!

  43. what font, and size did you use for the letter?

  44. This is adorable! I will be student teaching this year and I would love this as a gift and I think it would be a great gift for my cooperating teachers!

  45. Hi! I just wanted to say this was such a cute idea! I wanted to make one for my daughter, but I decided to make one for my neices first birthday first instead. Here is a picture of how it turned out.

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2143178351687.114580.1613094538#!/photo.php?fbid=2143180231734&set=a.2143178351687.114580.1613094538&type=1&theater

    It was pretty easy if not a little messy because of all the crayon shavings. M is kind of a more difficult letter I think but all in all it was pretty easy. And it was a big hit!

  46. What font do you consider the best to use this activity?

  47. Oh me oh my do I LOVE this. This could be perfect for my nursery.

  48. how do you get the written type on bottom right?

  49. I have all my supplies and am making this at craft day tomorrow! Worried about tricky letters–I have an S and an R and my sister is making a G !! :/ Love idea!! Thanks

    • @Ashley, How did it go? Did you make them?

      • @Nicole Abbott, It actually went pretty well! We ended up just doing S and R that day—the S ended up a little crooked! The hard part was after the crayons were cut and layed on the pattern….to move them over to the cardstock without making it all over the place! But overall—VERY cute! and skill-wise—Easy! just precise :) Thanks for idea!

        • @Ashley, How did you make the S? I am in the process of it right now and CANNOT figure it out for the life of me!! And I can’t even find a S on the internet that I could follow from… I need some help! Any suggestions?

        • @Ashley, we just printed a big S off of computer—and used that as our template to lay/measure crayons on, once it was all cut and sitting perfectly on that template-we picked them up a row at a time and moved it onto cardstock paper. It went quite well but like I said, got crooked—so because the letter is so curvy-It would have been better when you start gluing so start in the center of the “s” and work out towards each end-then it would have held the correct curve easier. Good Luck!

  50. I love this….. I am going to make one for my GRAND-Daughters Birthday.

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