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.)
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!