Let’s make an easy DIY Monogram Wreath today!
Depending on where you live, the Christmas wreaths are already put up til’ next Christmas. Funny how in the north we keep Christmas wreaths up longer. I remember having all my Christmas decorations down and put away by January 1st when we lived in the south. Everyone else did too. I guess it just feels like Christmas longer in the Northeast. I can’t imagine why. Maybe it’s the snow, ice and subzero temps that remind us of Father Christmas and the North Pole?
Here’s an idea for your front, side or inside door. A DIY Monogram Wreath. Or it works for a mantel or shelf. Seriously, this quick project will take you about ten minutes. (I just made one.) And it takes just a few inexpensive materials. This DIY Monogram Wreath would also make a fun personalized gift for a bridal shower, house warming or birthday. It would be cool to spell a word across a set of windows…with a letter hanging in each window. Or maybe just sitting on a shelf. I’m thinking of the word J-O-Y! Because I love that word. That would be beautiful at Christmas. Or anytime of the year. (Pick a short word!) This wreath really needs to be in a sheltered area, FYI.
So here’s what you’ll need:
- Large wooden letter (or letters)
- Dried moss
- Thick white craft glue, like Tacky Glue
- Small craft paint brush
- Length of ribbon for hanging
(Found the above items at my local A.C. Moore craft store very inexpensively.)
Large wooden letter from a craft store
Wide ribbon. (I used 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon.)
- Paint glue thickly on a small section of the alphabet letter.
- Press clumps of moss into the glue, pressing hard.
- Continue until the whole letter is covered and you don’t see any wood.
- Now it’s time for a hair (er…moss!) cut. Trim extra moss away from the edges, but not too close. Leave it freeform and artsy.
- Dry completely.
- Tie a coordinating ribbon and hang!
Very pretty! Nice to see some green in the middle of January…
Love it!! Makes me think SPRING might come again some day!! 🙂
It is so simple yet so pretty! This looks perfect for the door to my mom’s apartment. I can change the ribbon for different holidays/seasons.
So cute! A perfect green addition to any space.
Wow…you’re going to put Ballard Designs out of business if you keep this up!
Linda Jenkins says
Very clever, Allie. I like the suggestion for a bridal shower gift. I think I can adapt it for Jenny’s friend who is getting married in July. Keep the great ideas coming.
Aunt Pinkie says
What a neat idea-very clever! Love your ideas, Allie!
Barbara child says
So easy and pretty,
Love it! Yes, Allie, it’s still a southern tradition to take down all Christmas decorations on December 26th. However, putting them up as early as possible is the other tradition. I saw a Christmas tree up and decorated in someone’s window right after Halloween…??!!!
Allie Taylor says
Yeah, so Susie, I recently saw a leg lamp in someone’s window. (Frag-i-lay….that’s Italian.)
Ginger Worrell says
Loved that scene from the Christmas story……the lamp and the father’s excitement over it!
I really like this idea. It looks expensive! Very nice Allie! You’ve got me thinking now…. What word shall I make….hmmm
Great craft idea!