Nothing makes a house a home like a personalized wreath! One of my good friends just moved into their first home and I thought a personalized wreath would be the perfect house-warming gift! You too, can make a simple, but meaningful gift! Learn how I did it here:
Here’s how to get started!
Supplies: I like to make sure I have everything I need to begin with. I usually have even some more supplies than I think I need, just in case! I ran out to Old Time Pottery and bought most of these supplies.
- Twine Wreath: I love this twine wreath! It’s so easy to dress up or dress down and comes in so many sizes! I can also cover it completely, or keep it visible for a more “rustic” feel!
- Monogram Letters: I also picked up some fabulous monogram letters from Old Time Pottery! You can use these in so many ways: sitting on a mantel, hanging on a wall, or in my case, adorning a fabulous wreath!
- Ribbons: Last but absolutely not least, I picked up these beautiful ribbons. I chose two types of burlap ribbon spools. With wreaths you want to make sure that you are buying ribbon proportionate to the size of the wreath. The bigger the wreath, the bigger the ribbons need to be! You also want to make sure you are paying attention to the lengths you are getting. Always get a little more than you think you might need because you are going to be winding the ribbon around not only the front, but the backside of the wreath form as well!
- Raffia: A little raffia can make all the difference!
- Wood Flat Stick
- Silk Florals: Since I am doing a Spring wreath, I chose some simple sprays of pink silk florals. They are easy to weave into the twine wreath and can be cut to fit whatever length you need!
- Basics: I always keep scissors, crafting wire, hot glue, tape, and string handy for projects like these. You never know when they might be needed!
Let’s make a wreath:
- Position your florals in the orientation you want them. With this wreath I am making a symmetrical wreath, so I wove the stems into the wreath to drape across the top of the wreath, flanking the center point of the wreath.
- Tie a bow with the burlap and then tie a smaller bow with the thinner burlap ribbon. Once the smaller bow is made, weave it through the bow of the larger burlap so that the bows sit in line with each other. Affix the bow to the top-center of the wreath with stem wire.
- Situate your wooden letters. To hide the wood of the stick, I wrapped some extra burlap around the wood and secured it with hot glue. Then, I hot-glued my letters to spell out my friend’s last name to the stick. Finally, all that’s left to do is hot glue the stick to the twine wreath! Make sure you use a lot of hot glue to make sure they stay in place
- Weave the larger burlap ribbon around the remainder of the wreath. Keep in mind what side will be your front and which will be your backside. You will want to start any ribbons on the backside to hide the point where you are fastening the ribbon and starting the wreath! I love twine wreaths because you can easily tuck the starting end of the ribbon between the branches. If that doesn’t hold enough, you can use a small piece of craft wire to tie the ribbon to a branch, or even use hot glue to secure it in place!
- Since I’m keeping most of the twine wreath visible, I kept the ribbon subtle and simply wound it around the wreath, keeping a 4-6″ spacing between wraps. Along the way, if the ribbon needs more securing, feel free to tie the ribbon to the wreath with that wire or hot glue again. Just make sure it’s on the backside!
The possibilities are really endless to make a simple monogram letter wreath! You can decorate the actual monogram with paint to make it even more personalized or to fit a particular color scheme you have. You can mix and match ribbons and accessories to make your own wreath match your style! You can add as much decorative items to your wreath as you want! Just because there isn’t a big holiday going on, it doesn’t mean you can’t have great decor on your front door! Old Time Pottery is a great place to get inspired for your next wreath project and get more, for less!