Happy Monday – Today I have part 3 of 3 for you on How To Make a Printable Monogram to embellish decorative accessories and gifts. I originally planned for the series to be one post, but as I started writing about how I made monograms on my computer, I realized it was going to be way too long for one post. To answer all the questions I receive about the process – it morphed into 3 posts. Dividing it into 3 also helps makes it easier for readers to find the exact information they are looking for.
If you have not read the first two posts you can find them here:
Below are the fonts that I have found work well when creating a monogram to print.
1. Debonair Inline 2. DF Kai SB 3. Aparajita 4. Niagara Engraved 5. Lucinda Bright 6. Bodoni Condensed 7. EcuyerDAX 8. Agency 9. Agency 10. Gills Sans MT Condensed 11. Monogram KK 12. Ecolier 13. Cursif 14. Little Lord Fontleroy NF
When downloading fonts – please take note of the “READ” files. These contain any specific details about the font – if it is only for personal use, etc. On many sites, you can also donate some $$$ to help the designers that make fonts accessible for us to use.
A few tips to consider when you create your own monograms.
- Any font can be made into a monogram, but fonts that are vertical, not slanted, work better.
- Mix lower case with upper case letters for a modern take on the traditional.
- Add 2 smaller letters on top of each other, the third larger. See font #8. It is the same font as #9, just arranged differently.
- Add Wingdings above or under the letters, or bullets on each side. Most computer word processing programs come with Wingdings. Go down to “W” in your font list to find them. Choose Wingdings as your font then – Click on the letter S on your keyboard to make a diamond shaped bullet: S =s L=l N=n Z= v There are many more swirls, dots and dashes that would work well with monograms, so experiment until you find one you like.
- Another way to add embellishments around your monogram is using the font “Nymphette” No letters in this font, just swirls and pretty embellishments that can be made as easily as a keystroke. Like the purple swirl above – under the list of fonts links.
- There is no right way – create something truly unique in your own style. That is what makes DIYing so much fun. You get to do it your way.