Here is the before and after of my front door wreath. The background to this big accomplishment is that I bought this wreath a year ago when we moved in preparation for little one’s birth. I’m sure you have projects that just kind of sit until you can “get around to it” or “have the time.” Yes this is one of them, but the sad part is the wreath is lovely, but looked so uninviting the WHOLE YEAR! My dear friend gave me this idea and of course I ran with it! Since it was my birthday weekend and little man slept quite a bit yesterday I was finally able to make a quick do-it-yourself and get some solid pictures to post as well!
So if you’re into the monogram thing this is what you need:
- Cardboard (yes I recycled my diaper box)
- Marker (for making letter)
- Fabric of choice (that’s an old curtain that has a burlap feel to it)
Once you have your supplies you will need to do the following:
Step One: Trace/create your letter. I did free-hand this, but if you want to make sure it looks perfect print and cut out a letter and trace on to your cardboard. Especially if you have a fancy font or something of that matter 🙂
Step Two: After you cut out your letter *Note: use dull scissors, cardboard can be harsh on your good pair of scissors,* be sure to check how it looks inside of your wreath. You may need to adjust or cut if necessary.
Step Three: Now wrap your twine around your letter and hot glue as you go along, to ensure the twine doesn’t unravel. With my letter I had to cut some pieces of twine to fill in certain areas.
Step Four: Use additional twine to tie the letter to the wreath so it hangs in the center. You can also use ribbon or fabric!
I added a fabric rolled flower from the old curtain and used some felt I had to attach leaves. I haven’t decided if I want to add additional felt in a complimentary color, but for now I think it turned out well! This took me about 20 – 30 minutes or so (enough time during nap time to complete and hang!)
Now it doesn’t look like a bitter cold winter on my front door!