We interrupt your regularly scheduled program (NESTING THE NURSERY) to bring you a quick tutorial on making a Monogrammed Wreath.
With the holidays coming up, This is a great wreath to make that can be added to as the seasons approach. It also makes a great personalized gift! I recently gave this wreath as a gift to my clients who's house I have been working on as a little thank you! They seemed to love it and I hope you will too!!
- Command Strip Hook 5lbs. (Found at local hardware store)
- Iron Hangar (Craft Store)
- Faux greenery (Craft Store/Dollar Store)
- Preserved Sheet Moss (Craft Store)
- Wreath (Goodwill
- Monogrammed Letter (Craft Store)
- Spray Adhesive (Craft Store)
- Tassels (Craft Store)
- Paint (On hand) not pictured
- Faux flowers (Dollar store) not pictured
- Left over potpourri (Goodwill) not pictured
I started by spraying sections of the wreath with spray adhesive. I then tore apart small parts of the preserved sheet moss and pressed it to the areas that were sprayed, trying to get full coverage of the wreath. I worried more about covering the front and sides of the wreath, not so much about the back of the wreath. (I must warn you it can get quite messy. Use a towel under your project and I always recommend using spray adhesive outside or in a well ventilated area!)
I then took my faux greenery and cut it into individual sections. I began weaving the beginning of the greenery sections at the start and then just wrapped the rest around the wreath. I continued this around the entire wreath until I was satisfied with the coverage. After applying the faux greenery over the moss, you can go back and add more moss to the sections that you missed.
I like using a mixture of both preserved and faux greenery. It gives it a more natural and organic look but allows it to last longer in the outside elements.
I then painted my monogram. This is the perfect time to use those left over paint samples you have laying around. I used the left over paint samples we had from the interior of the house. This also helps to tie in the wreath with the houses interior color scheme. (Not required, but a nice added touch!) I gave it a couple coats of Mod Podge to seal the paint.
Once that was dry I added it to my wreath using my tassels. Tying it securely to make sure it won't fall off. I added the faux flowers and pulled out some sculptural pieces from the potpourri and added them to the bottom of the wreath for added interest and color.
That is all there is to it. My clients security door does not have a built in hook for wreaths and it is too tall to use an over the door hangar. Using the 5lb command hook strip allowed me to place the iron hanger and wreath on their metal security door without causing any damage.
And there you have it. A simple, beautiful, personalized wreath. You can add to it for the holidays or just let it shine all on its own.