March 28, 2013

How To.... Monogram Spring Wreath

Do you ever have those days when you are just out shopping and something catches your eye?  You know you want it, and can find a use for it, but you are not sure exactly what that is yet?  About a month ago I was wondering Hob Lob and came across some topiary like green balls.  I had not a clue what I would use them for, but they were fun and would add texture to a bowl, or I could make them into actual topiaries.  Then for a month they sat in the bag... and BOOM it dawned on me!  

My front door {like the rest of my house} has been bare since the holidays.  It was looking sad and lonely.  While cleaning the garage up I round a stray grapevine wreath... what, you don't have stray home decor crap just stashed in your garage?

A quick trip back to HL and I picked up a M and some burlap ribbon.

As I was fussing with the balls to get the right layout, I realized that they pulled in half.  This worked perfectly to make it look not so puffy!

Floral wire attached the green balls to the wreath.  Weave the wire through both parts and tie, or twist.

Not a lot of color works this this color front door so I kept the M simple with some gold paint.  It adds a little bling, but really pops on the yucky brown color door.  {future project alert... hubs!!}
I am not always sure how to attach the ribbon to the wreaths and since my front door is so high I have to use a wreath holder and the ribbon!  I liked the simple wrap and tie at the top for this wreath.  I just pulled the ribbon around the wreath, dropped it to the desired length, and then tied a big knot around the wreath holder.

Has something odd struck you recently with inspiration?


M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

Love this. Super cute!

Laura Stutzman House Envy said...

Hi I'm a new member! Loving all your DIY and craftiness! Love the wreath! Makes me dream about the spring that is buried in snow:)!! Happy Easter!

House envy

pretty pink tulips said...

Love your door decor, Tiffany!! Looks like you're ready for Easter!

Happy weekend!
xo Elizabeth