I have become addicted to making wreaths for every season, and with good reason: it is fun, inexpensive and it makes such a statement piece! Last weekend we dug out all of our Christmas decorations. There were of course several Christmas wreaths that I had made years ago, but I still felt that we needed/ deserved/ had to have a new wreath this year.
The idea of this Monogram Christmas wreath was “born” several months ago when I found the big circular wooden initial at Michael’s craft store. I HAD to have it, and I figured I would decide what to do with it at a later date.
In four simple steps, you too can have this awesome monogram Christmas wreath, and with a few modifications you can make it appropriate for any season!This #DIY Monogram #ChristmasWreath craft can be made in minutes and will look awesome for years! Click To Tweet
Hot glue gun (my favorite tool of all time!)
Four simple steps to monogram Christmas wreath craft happiness:
- Spray paint the wooden letter. Be sure to do this outside to avoid overspray and crazy fumes. (Click here for spray painting tips and tricks.)
- Wrap the outside circle of the wood initial with strands of green tinsel.
- Tinsel is so “forgiving” and pliable that you don’t need to glue or tape it. Simply wrap around the end twice and it will stay in place.
- If you have any leftover tinsel after you have wrapped the entire circle once, you can wrap it a second time just spaced apart a little more.
- Tuck the end of the tinsel under the already wrapped tinsel – and it will stay in place.
- Fire up your hot glue gun! Put a dime-sized glob of glue on each of the bells, working your way around the wreath.
- Type-A crafters: space them evenly and apply in a neat pattern.
- All others: stick the bells in random order wherever you feel they look best, or even have your toddler help. (Just don’t let your toddler handle the bells with the hot glue, that’s my PSA for the day!)
- Cut a long piece of thick red ribbon, tie a bow around the wreath… and hang on your front door for complete Christmas wreath happiness!
Like I mentioned earlier, this wreath is rather versatile.
Spring: paint the wood letter a beautiful pastel, wrap it in burlap with accenting small Easter eggs.
Summer: paint the wood letter a bold navy blue, wrap it in burlap and accent with small red and white stars.
Halloween: Paint the letter bright orange, wrap it in black tinsel and accent with large round googlie-eyes.
(Now I want to run back and stock up on these wooden letters! Keep watching my blog for more fun statement piece wreaths throughout the year!)
How will you customize your wreath? Please share your ideas in the comments so we can share inspiration!
How about this adorable spider Halloween wreath?! Cute, don’t you think?