Monogrammed Birthday Party Centerpieces

It was my best friend’s 40th birthday last month. Her husband arranged a dinner at her favorite sushi restaurant for her and about 30 people. I wanted to make it extra special for her, so I made some simple centerpieces, gold party favors, and decorations that I wanted to share. Today I have a simple how to on making these monogrammed birthday party centerpieces made with cardboard and wooden letters I found at the craft store.

Cardboard Monogrammed Letters

Time: 20-30 Minutes


  • Cardboard Letters
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue

I found thee boring plain white cardboard letters at Michael’s. To fit the party colors, I grabbed some pastel and gold scrapbook paper to cover them.

Cardboard Craft Letters

I simply traced and cut out the letter.

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I used double sided tape to adhere it on both sides.

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Here are a few pictures.

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Monogrammed Birthday Party Centerpieces

Monogrammed 40th Birthday Party Centerpieces

I also wanted to put flowers on the table, so I potted some snapdragons and made some wooden letters on a skewer to place in each pot. I found these small bowls. My friend and her daughters could replant the snapdragons in her garden after the party.

Potted Snap Dragons

Wooden Monogrammed Letters

Time: 20-30 Minutes


  • Wooden letters
  • Skewers
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Glue or Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors

These are the wooden letters I found. They run about $.50 apiece.

Wooden Letter J

I traced and cut out each J for both sides of the letters.

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Mod Podge Wooden Letter DIY

I used Mod Podge to adhere the letter to the front of the J.

Decoupaged Wooden Letters

For the back, I glued a skewer to the bottom. I glued the scrapbook paper on top.

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Mod Podge Wooden Letters

Lastly, I stick them in each potted plant.

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Here are some more after photos of both projects.

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