Saturday, September 6, 2014

DIY Monogrammed Wreath

Hey ya'll! You may remember this monogrammed grapevine wreath from my Instagram post last Spring. Since then I've been asked several times to do a tutorial on how it was made. Well, I just finished getting it ready for Fall, and I was able to snap a few pictures in the process so thought now would be the perfect time to explain how I made this timeless and personalized wreath!

I ordered the 10 inch Wooden Monogram from League of Letters on Etsy. It arrives as a plain, unfinished wood piece so you have the option to paint it or stain it any color you'd like. I chose white because I knew it would be versatile and stand out against our black front door. I chose to use both my initial and my husband's initial for the monogram. According to proper monogram etiquette- the wife's initial comes first in the monogram, followed by the couple's last initial, and then the husband's initial. The grapevine wreath can be found at just about any craft store. I know that Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores all carry them year round.


The time and money saving secret to using the same wreath for every season is... to use TWIST TIES! I used to go hot glue crazy on everything when I first started making wreaths, and I didn't like that fact that I couldn't change anything on it once it was made. So I got creative and realized that twist ties were the answer! Both the burlap bow and the monogram are twist tied to the wreath. The floral accents, which can also be found at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores year round, don't require twist ties to stay on the wreath. I just weave the floral pieces through the vines, and I haven't had a problem with them falling off so far. Of course the twist ties could be used to fasten these on as well if you'd like! I bought a roll of burlap and tied the bow myself, but most craft stores sell ready made burlap bows so that's always an option too!

Happy crafting,


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