I absolutely love wreaths! I love making my own wreaths and I love how they look hanging on my door. With this latest DIY wreath I went with my family's monogram and I love how it all came together.
Would you like to know how I made it? Well I thought you'd never ask!
I started out by cutting 4 strips of the fabric into 2 inch strips. So each piece was 2 inches x 2 yards.
I start with my most favorite wreath base. It is a pool noodle cut in half, then I duck tape, tape the two ends together. It makes a wreath form so much cheaper and they are really easy to make.
I start wrapping the strips around the form by hot gluing the beginning of a strip of fabric to the form and then wrapping around and then using the hot glue again the end of the strip to the wreath . With each strip I make sure that I am always hot gluing on the back of the wreath so they wont be visible on the front side of the wreath.
For my wreath I used about 3 1/2 of the strips of fabric but it may be more or less depending on your size of the wreath.
Now it is cute but it definitely needs a little more. So I went to Jo-Ann's and picked up a couple more things. A wooden Letter A for my last initial -> Adams, and a couple fun Jolee's Boutique fabric flowers. I love how well the flowers match the fabric!
But before I can start decorating with the flowers I want to cover the letter with some green scrapbook paper. For that I use Mod Podge.
Start by applying a thin coat of Mod Podge to the front of the letter. You don't want the paste too thickly applied or it will cause the paper to wrinkle. Then I put the letter face down on the back side of the paper pushing it down all over the letter. I actually let it dry this way for about 5 minutes before I turned it over, but don't think that is absolutely necessary.
When it was completely dry I turned face down again and went around the letter with a hobby blade. There were a couple rough edge when it was all done so I went lightly around the edges with a finger nail file to get ride of the paper frays.
Before I glued anything done I played with placement a little so I would know how I wanted it. I ultimately decided on the center arrangement.
For the next step I got out the handy dandy glue gun and glued everything down.
To be able to hang wreath, I found some perfectly matching pink velvet ribbon that I already had in my stash. Glued it around the top of the wreath, but not tightly. I left a little slack so I could tie another piece of ribbon to it to actually hang it. This wasn't my favorite method, but I wasn't sure what else to do.
And here is my wreath hanging on the inside of my back door.
Where do you put wreaths in your house?
Where I Party!