Another season is upon us, which can only mean one thing: we need another wreath for our front door. I truly enjoy creating statement pieces to adorn our front entry door and I hope you will follow these door wreath posts through the year for inspiration and ideas. This time we made a monogram Valentine’s Day heart wreath, perfect for spring and beyond.
This particular wreath was greatly influenced by my micro-manager, Jansen (4). My original idea featured lots of red and pink colors, but apparently those are banned from a house with four boys. I recruited Jansen and Jonah (2) to help paint the hearts, but they went on strike when I started to pour the hot pink paint… so that explains why our monogram Valentine’s Day heart wreath is blue and yellow.
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I love the end result and the spring colored hearts. You are of course free to chose your own colors, but I highly encourage you to enlist the help of your own micro-managers. You never know in which direction they will take the creative process. Have fun making your own monogram Valentine’s Day heart wreath.
- Unfinished wood monogram. I loaded up on these pieces in the after-Christmas sales, so prepare to see more of them as we progress through the seasons.
- Jansen and I painted the entire wood monogram. I originally meant to wrap it in red tinsel, but again, the idea was scrapped by the creative-committee for excessive use of the color red.
- The outside of the wood monogram was wrapped with the wide burlap ribbon. I cut the ribbon into 3’ strips for manageability. I tacked the ends down with hot glue when I started and ended a strip of burlap.
- Jonah and Jansen were in charge of painting the small wood hearts, which they did beautifully. I just went through and make sure there was paint on the outside edges too – for that nice finished touch.
- I let all the glue dry, after the entire monogram was wrapped, and then went back to apply more glue to loose corners. I also trimmed thread that was sticking up in the wrong places.
- The painted hearts were placed and glued onto the wreath with the hot glue gun. The placement of each of the hearts was scientifically planned and strategized by Jansen.
- Lastly a 4’ strip of white linen ribbon was tied around the wreath so it could hang from the hook on our front door – for all the world to see.
I love how this wreath turned out with the bright and cheerful colors. It stands out nicely against our burgundy front door.
Don’t miss the other wreaths I have made… and there will be more to come soon!