Coffee Filter Monogram


I have monograms all over my house. I’ve always been told it was a southern thing, but I’m not southern. Even still, I have quite a few monograms, and some of them – especially the ones I DIY –  are in need of an update. So here’s how I updated a simple cardboard monogram to take it from a dark navy, to a soft, flowery, beachy even monogram with some simple coffee filters.


lots and lots of coffee filters

a cardboard monogram – I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby

glue gun and sticks



acrylic paint of your choice

How to:

1. To start, paint your monogram any color you’d like for it to be. A little bit of the color will show through so you don’t want to just leave it cardboard (or maybe you do, and that’s fine)

2. Once it’s all dry, it’s time to start attaching the coffee filters. Take your pen/pencil and 1 coffee filter and fold the filter back so it resembles the shape of the marker.


3. Remove your pen/pencil and cut your coffee filter. Since my monogram is small I cut it into 3 different parts. if I were making a bigger one I would have only cut it in half.

4. Scrunch the bottom of each section so it’s all close together (resembling the bottom of a flower), and place a dollop of glue all over. Place the glued end in place on your monogram and hold for a few seconds. Place each filter close to each other – even closer than you might think – until the monogram is entirely covered, ‘fluffing’ each as you go. I didn’t cover the sides, but if it’s really important to you that not a lot of that color shows through, I would cover all of it but the bottom.


5. Place your monogram where you want it, and enjoy!

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Bex is Hoosier girl, wifey to Scott, aunt to 7 handsome guys and 2 gorgeous gals, popcorn eater, makeup lover, and target shopper by day. She has a passion for frugally creating pretty things from the inside out and sharing those with others. When she sees a recipe, she instantly wants to know how to make it healthier … unless it’s cake or popcorn then she just wants to eat it. And when she sees a neglected piece of furniture or décor she instantly wants to show it some love and make it as pretty as it used to be. Bex blogs over at Butcher’s Niche about all things cooking, crafting, fashion, beauty, and life.

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