Easy Fall Leaf Monogram

Just in time for the first day of fall, I took some inspiration from Pinterest and whipped up a super-easy fall monogram!

The original “pin-spiration” came from our dear friends at BHG:



This was such a ridiculously simple and cheap DIY project using paint, ribbon, and hot glue that I already had, combined with a paper board letter and two packets of faux leaves from JoAnn. With a coupon, the supplies were a mere $5.

Simple steps:

  • Paint the front and sides of the letter. The back won’t be visible, but the front may peek out from behind the leaves. I mixed a little gold paint in with some chocolate brown paint for a little extra sparkle.
  • Once the paint is dry, use a hot glue gun to layer on the leaves.
  • Attach a ribbon to the back with a little hot glue.
  • Hang it and admire your quick handiwork!

I painted the letter the night before simply because I have a limited nap window to work in. Once I started gluing, it probably took 30 minutes to complete (placing those leaves where I wanted them took a little longer than expected). Overall, still a quick project. Since the letter is made of paper, I hung it on an interior door:

Apologies for the flash photo – there’s barely any light in our landing. Plus, see how insanely close our neighbors are?

Did you make or buy a new wreath this fall? We’ve put the same fall wreath on our front door year after year, so it was nice to make a little something new this time, even if it’s just seen inside the house.

Get Your DIY On


  1. This is adorable!! Fun DIY

  2. What a cute idea, and a great way to add some fall to your decor! I’m really bad about decorating for the different seasons, but this is an easy way to do that!

  3. Adorable! I toyed with the idea of making a fall wreath. And then I bought one at Target. It’s awesome. :)

  4. I pin projects to try all the time but never seem to get around to making one. I’m so impressed that you found the time with a little one on the way and Junior running around. Looks cute-a wreath is another project I should add to my ever growing list of things to do this fall.

  5. Great idea! I think even my limited attention span can handle this one! I might have the girls help out. C’s in a huge crafty phase right now.

  6. This turned out super cute, Laura! I think it’s better than your inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing it at our Get Your DIY on Party! Next week’s theme is Thrifty Upcycles, I hope you can share with us again! It all starts Sunday at 7:00 est! :)


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