Easy DIY Home Decor Tutorial-how to make or easily upgrade a store bought wreath with a cute hanging monogram.
Well we finally found a house in our new town. It's way smaller than we are used to but it will work for now. I wouldn't go so far as to say we are settled since the majority of our things are still in boxes but we are getting there, slowly but surely. I've officially done my first diy, decor project for this house: a new wreath for the front door.
I had originally planned to reuse the wreath I had on the door at my previous home but upon closer inspection I decided it was time to retire it. So I set out on my very first trip to Hobby Lobby in a new town. I already had a grapevine wreath form and was checking out the flowers when I noticed they had ready made wreaths on sale for 50% off. When I saw this green and white one, I decided to save myself so time and go with it instead. Do you have any idea how many boxes I have left to unpack? Whew!
Although I bought it already made, you could easily recreate the exact same look if desired. Simply start by attaching a greenery swag (this one has fern leaves) around the front of a grapevine wreath form using floral wire. Then work in the green and white thingies and long faux grass blades with more floral wire. I'm not sure what the green and white thingies are called but I have picked up some just like them at Dollar Tree in the past. Do you know what they are called? A gardener I am most definitely not! I would kill a cactus. In fact, I totally have. If you do, please be sure let me know in the comments! tee hee
I really liked the wreath, as-is, a lot. It worked perfectly with the colors of my home but my original intentions was to make a monogram wreath to make my new pad feel more like home, so I decided to add it as well. Hobby Lobby also had lots of beautiful, already finished but heavy monograms on sale for 50% off as well too. Unfortunately they were so heavy I was afraid to put them on a glass/screen/storm door. I was afraid the wind would blow and the monogram would break the glass. I instead opted for the lightest, unfinished one I could find. If you are hanging your wreath on glass think really heavy cardboard or a very lightweight wood.
I happened to have this paint on hand (ordered online from Home Depot) from a previous project (See: DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Tuscan Urns Tutorial).
I sponged it on using a disposable sponge brush. I really love this paint. If you don't like the color, it's no biggie. You can always paint it on, allow it to dry, then paint back over with regular acrylic craft paint in the desired shade, It holds the bumpy finish and texture even when painted over. I've done it in the past but this time the color I had on hand (Potting Soil) worked well with my home's exterior colors. It gave the inexpensive, monogram way more substance and punch without the added weight.
Once the monogram was dry, I looped a piece of ribbon into the top.
Next I made a simple a simple bow from ribbon and floral wire.
I attached it with more floral wire on the front, top side of the loop so that it looks like the monogram is hanging from ribbon that has been tied in a bow.
To hang the wreath safely and securely on the glass, I used a suction cup wreath hanger that I picked up at Hobby Lobby as well for like $2 or $3. These things are awesome and work well to hang wreaths or etc on glass or a mirror.
The whole project was super cute and has really went far to help make my new house a home!
You can use the to method to personalize any ready-made wreath or add it to a wreath of your own creation.
I hope you enjoyed this easy, quick project and thanks for stopping by!
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