Door wreaths run the gamut from simple to elaborate. Any material is game for a wreath, including wine corks, old ties, silk flowers and leaves you may have picked up on a fall walk. Monogram or initial wreaths are a subset of the larger wreath genre. These wreaths can be a letter, can contain letters or a combination of both. Monogram wreaths are popular additions to outdoor weddings as well as on people's front doors. You can create a stunning wreath with your initials or for someone as a gift quite easily; the hardest part is picking the kind of wreath you'd like to make.
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Display your first or last initial with pride by turning it into a wreath. Buy a large, lightweight wood letter from a craft store. Insert a sawtooth nail on the back so you can hang it when you're done. Paint the letter green and let it dry for an hour. Hot glue artificial green moss onto the front and back of the letter. Apply a coat of clear acrylic spray gloss to keep any errant moss in place. Thread a 1-inch-thick ribbon through the sawtooth nail on the back, and tie the loose ends into a bow for a pretty hanger.
Pay homage to your favourite holiday with a wreath crafted in its honour. For Christmas, a big letter "C" can make a jolly addition to your decor. Insert a sawtooth nail on the back so you can hang it when you're done. Paint the letter green and let it dry for an hour. Then, wrap a green garland around the letter, applying hot glue as you go along to secure the garland in place. Glue on faux red berries in little clusters, and hang it on your front door with a red velvet ribbon.
Craft a Message
Have your wreath do double duty as decoration and a message board. Decide on a word or message, and purchase mini wood letters from a craft store as well as a grapevine wreath. Depending on the colours you'd like in your wreath, pick the appropriate coloured twine to wrap the letters in. Wrap floral wire around letters, and then wrap them in twine, hot gluing as you wrap to hold the twine on the letters. Position the letters on the front of the wreath, and wrap the pieces of the floral wire around to the back of the wreath, twisting the wires to secure them. Hang the wreath as desired.
Showcase a Letter
Make a special letter the star of the show by placing it within a wreath's round opening. Purchase a wreath, or make one using greens or silk flowers. Bend floral wire into the desired letter shape. Make sure the letter will fit in the wreath's centre. Wrap the floral wire with artificial miniature cherry blossoms or hydrangea garlands, and secure the letter to the wreath by attaching it discreetly with a floral wire that blends in with the wreath's colour. Hang the wreath as desired.
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