DIY: Monogrammed Pillowcases
We recently combined our kiddos into one room because we’re preparing to prepare to think about starting our master suite renovation. Ultimately we will move into a room our oldest son has been occupying, but not until a master bath and closet have been added to the second floor. I’ll be thrilled if this happens in 2019 (it won’t). Anyway, eventually we will move out of the room we’re in so the plan is for them to get their own rooms again. It’s like musical chairs, but much more work and about the same level of fun.
I’m sure at some point the boys will want their own space again, but for now they could not be more thrilled to share a room. They’re like pigs in mud. We keep having to get on to them for giggling too much when they’re supposed to be sleeping (pretty hard to get mad), and on two separate occasions we’ve checked on them to find both boys in one twin bed.
Me: [whispers] Noah, pull it together.
Anyway, I’ve put very little effort into decorating our 2nd floor knowing all of the upheaval that is coming. Now that they’re in one room, though, it needs to be more organized because there’s so much stuff in the room, and I also just have been having so much fun getting matching bedding, etc. I think I’m going to sweet talk Noah into helping me do a fun feature wall behind their beds in the next few months, so stay tuned. But for now, I’ve mainly focused on their bedding and thought some child-esque monogrammed shams would be a cute touch.
This project was exceedingly easy with my Cricut machine, but you don’t have to own one to make a custom iron-on monogram. There are lots of iron-on letters or plain sheets of iron-on material at any craft store. If you go this route, you can check out my DIY Christmas doormat to see how I cut out the letters (pro tip: don’t forget to cut them out backwards!!).
How to make a custom monogrammed sham:
Cut letters out in whatever method you choose.
If you’re using a Cricut-type machine, the font I used is called vintageone and I downloaded it here for free. There are so many adorable and FREE fonts out there, and using something outside of Microsoft’s standard font offerings really makes your product look more professional IMO. Remember to mirror the image before you cut it!
Never added fonts to your computer? Once you download a font file, find the font folder on your computer, save the new font there, restart your programs, and it should now be an option in your font drop-down (that’s how it works on my Mac). If you want a more thorough tutorial on installing fonts, try this link.
Give shams a quick press so they lay flat.
Lay letters out as desired. Make sure they’re centered and straight. If it helps to mark the center with chalk, you can do that and then wipe it off when you’re done.
Follow vinyl/iron-on instructions and iron on as suggested. Most will suggest you lay a towel over the letters and iron the towel so you don’t melt the vinyl.
Is this the easiest DIY of all time? It’s very likely. But it adds such a nice touch to their room- and it only cost me $12 to make both!