DIY Industrial Rustic Monogram Sign

Follow this simple tutorial to make your own industrial rustic wood and metal monogram sign!
A friend of mine was recently cleaning out her craft stash and thought I might be able to use a few things, including a small collection of metal letters. I’m never one to turn down free supplies, even when I don’t have an immediate use for them. This could mean I have hoarder tendencies… Anyway, a few weeks ago, while exploring a new local home decor shop, I landed on the perfect DIY for some of my new goodies—an Industrial Rustic Monogram Sign.

This is one of those it’s-so-simple-I-can’t-believe-I’m-writing-a-tutorial kinds of projects. And the whole thing cost me $0. So this is pretty much as good as a win-win gets in my book! All you’ll need to make your own version is a metal letter (or any kind of letter; you can always use paint to give it a metal look if that’s what you prefer!) and a wood surface. The scrap wood pile is a great place to start.
I found a piece of scrap wood that measures about 7 3/4″ x 7 1/4″. I gave it a light sanding before staining. Once dry, it was ready for the letter to be attached.

One note of caution here: don’t use hot glue. I did, and let’s just say that after I finished photographing this project, I bumped the sign and the letter fell off. Oops! Use a more heavy duty glue or adhesive.
It turned out great, and I love the combination of wood and metal together!

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Emily @ Two Purple Couches
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