Terrific Tuesdays: DIY Monogrammed Wreath

I can’t believe it is Tuesday already! I hope your week is going well. Today I am going to share a cool holiday wreath idea. I made mine for fall, but I think a Christmas monogrammed wreath is soon to follow.

My Project Tools

My Project Tools

First I gathered my tools:

  • paper
  • scissors
  • computer
  • sharpie marker
  • Flat styrofoam board
  • knife
  • glue gun and extra glue sticks
  • preserved fall leaves
  • ribbon (I used a single face satin that was 1.5 inches wide)
  • tacks
Step 1

Step 1: Find and copy your letter

Step 1: My initial is “R”, so I found an “R” in a really pretty font that I liked. Make sure it is not too ornate because you want to be able to cut it out of the styrofoam without too much trouble. Blow the letter up on 11 x 17 paper (as big as you can get it).

Step 2 | Cut out your letter

Step 2 | Cut out your letter

Step 2: Cut out your letter.

Step 3: Drawing your letter

Step 3 | Drawing your letter

Step 3: Draw your letter onto the styrofoam. I fudged a little and made my letter bigger so it would be as big as the board. Just use your letter pattern as a guide. It is not the be all end all.

Step 4: Cut your letter of of the styrofoam

Step 4 | Cut your letter of of the styrofoam

Step 4: Now comes the finesse part. Use the knife to cut the letter out of the styrofoam. This takes a lot of patience, because if you get in too much of a hurry, you will break off an arm of your letter.

Step 5 | Smooth the styrofoam

Step 5 | Smooth the styrofoam

Step 5: Smooth any rough or bumpy spots out of the styrofoam.

Step 6 | Glue ribbon on the back

Step 6 | Glue ribbon on the back

Step 6: I didn’t do this step in this order, but I would recommend it. Once you get the letter cut out, take some of your ribbon and cover the back of your letter. This will give it a more finished look (especially if you put it on a glass door like I did).

Step 7 | Start gluing the leaves on the styrofoam

Step 7 | Start gluing the leaves on the styrofoam

Step 7: Now for the time-consuming part. Take your leaves one by one and glue them overlapping each other to cover the styrofoam. This takes a while, so you might want to plan to do this with a lot of breaks or over a couple of days. This will keep you from becoming frustrated because it is not moving as quickly as you would like (I am just telling you from experience!).

Step 8 | Attach ribbon to the letter for hanging

Step 8 | Attach ribbon to the letter for hanging

Step 8: Once you have all of your mechanics covered (ie. your styrofoam), Cut two strips of ribbon long enough to hang at the right length for your door and make a bow. Take your tacks and put a bit of glue on the stick part of the tack, then secure the end of your ribbon to your initial in two places. Then tie your bow and you have a beautiful door hanging for fall!

Finished Monogrammed Wreath

Finished Monogrammed Wreath

What do you think? What kind of decorations are you making for the fall?

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