Fall Fever: Please Welcome Amy from Happy Scraps

I am so excited to be here today for the Fall Festival visiting Amanda and I hope she is enjoying that new little bundle that she has!  I am Amy from The Happy Scraps.  I'm a wife to one, and mom to four boys!  I enjoy blogging about hand made home decor items, scrapbooking, sewing, paper crafting, card making, and anything else that makes me happy!  I hope you'll come by and say hi!

Today I want to share with you a Personalized Fall Monogram letter that you can put on your front door for fall, and then change it up for anytime of the year.

titled monogram

I started with a plain Monogram letter, a "C" for my last name.  These are about 18 inches tall, but you could do it with any size of letter.  I picked mine up at a local wood craft store.


I used some light tan colored paint and painted the whole thing.  Then I put some vaseline on the letter, where I wanted the the lighter color to show once I did the distressing.


After I had the vaseline on, I painted the whole letter with a darker brown color.  You can kind of see where the vaseline is and that the paint isn't sticking well.

painted brown

Once the paint was dry, I used a paper towel and started rubbing the paint off where the vaseline was.  Some of it came off great, and other spots it didn't come off as well.  I got more vaseline in some spots than others.


Once I got the vaseline off, I then took some sand paper and distressed even more.  I was finally getting to the look that I wanted! :)

finished distressting

I wanted to put a universal ribbon on it that could be used anytime, but also be dressed up for different times of the year.  I found this fun burlap ribbon at a local supply store recently and knew it was the perfect thing for this!  I figured out my length and then cut the piece and tied it, then I added the fun fall berries to it for this season. 

burlap hanger

I am so excited with how it turned out.  It was a fairly quick project to finish and I can't wait to hang it on my door for November!  I hope you've enjoyed this easy and fun Personalized Fall Door Decor!

tilted door monogram

This Monogram turned out so cute and I love that you used Vaseline! What a great idea!



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