Monogram Wall Art – DIY Cut Paper Initial Craft


Create easy and unique home decor with this DIY Cut Paper Initial Art tutorial. Learn how to craft with scrapbook paper to make beautiful monogram wall art.

Hi all, it’s Lori from Greco Design Company. I’m thrilled to be back again today at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® to share with you a great DIY project for creating monogram wall art. This project is super easy and you’ll only need some different colored paper and a few craft supplies you probably have already. Monograms and initials are super hot right now and this is an easy way to personalize your walls and be on-trend!

DIY initial art created with cut paper

I’m a graphic designer so I love typography and fonts. I’ve used initials and even symbols, like the ampersand, in random places throughout my home. I had the idea to make this initial art out of cut paper when I decided to group all my initials and create a statement wall between my kitchen and hallway. 

Check out my post on this initial wall grouping here. I needed some artwork and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money or make a trip to the art supply store. So I used what I had for supplies and created a fun piece of art!

How to Make Your own monogram wall art

Supplies needed for monogram wall art

Supplies Needed:

  • Old paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Decoupage glue


Here’s how to make your personalized wall art.

DIY initial art paper pieces

1. Cut the paper into triangles

I did this by cutting 1″ squares and then I cut the squares into 4 triangles {like an X}

DIY initial art tracing letter

2. Trace your letter

Print out your initial from your computer in the size you want and as an outline. Turn the paper over and trace the outline of the initial onto the back. This will serve as a guide when you cut the letter out.

DIY initial art created with cut paper

3. Glue the triangles on your letter

Flip the paper over so the initial is reading the correct way. With your glue stick, attach the triangles so that they fill the initial shape. I recommend gluing the triangles so that they go outside the lines too. You don’t have to be too precise because you’ll be trimming the initial at the end.

DIY initial art created with cut paper and decoupage glue

4. Seal with decoupage glue

When all the areas of your initial are filled with the paper triangles, paint a coat of the decoupage glue over the entire initial to seal the paper pieces.

DIY initial art trimming

5. Trim the letter

When the glue is dry, turn the paper over and trim the initial out along the lines you traced on the back.

DIY initial art created with cut paper

6. Frame and display your art

There are several options for what you could do with your cut paper initial. I glued my “G” onto a piece of ivory paper and framed it. You could also glue it onto a thick piece of paper, punch a hole in it and hang it like an ornament, or tape it on the wall with washi tape.

DIY initial art created with cut paper

Your new art would look great in any room but if you’re feeling like making a statement, group it with other initials and make an entire personalized wall.

DIY initial art created with cut paper

Thank you SO much for having me here to share my DIY cut paper initial project with you all – enjoy!

Looking for more DIY art ideas? Check out some of my related posts below!

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Originally published July 2015. Updated July 2018.

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