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What you’ll need:
Embroidery Hoop: you can buy these at your local craft stores in all sizes
2 Fabrics: one fabric must be large enough to cover the hoop and the other, contrasting fabric can be much smaller, only big enough for your design. (in my case the monogram)
Double sided sticky interfacing: You can buy this by the yard at JoAnn fabrics, make sure it’s big enough to cover the hoop and the back of the letter.
Spool of Wired Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun
To kick off this super simple wreath, unscrew the embroidery hoop and fish through the large piece of fabric. Tighten the hoop back up and cut the excess fabric.
You’ll be left with something like this.
Rookie Tip: Because you’ll eventually fold over the excess fabric and hot glue this to the hoop, the cutting can be far, far from precise- just make sure you leave enough to fold over. #myfavorite
Repeat those first steps with another layer of fabric. This layer is just to add a backing; I didn’t want my front door peeking through the yellow polka dots.
Fold the fabrics together and hot glue them to the embroidery hoop. Just like the cutting, this does not have to be super precise as this will be hidden in the back of the wreath.
Notice how far from perfect this fold/glue job is. No worries, because when you flip it over…
… you won’t even see it! So, now to the front of our new wreath.
Using the directions on the interfacing, iron the fabric to the interfacing (making sure not to put the iron directly on the interfacing).
Trace whatever letter or shape you want to use lightly with a pencil.
Cut along that pencil line… very carefully.
Peel away the interfacing layer (check the directions first) and iron on your monogram! Seriously, it’s that easy.. as long as you don’t directly touch the iron with the interfacing.
…added a burlap bow,
… and admired my new fall wreath that didn’t break the bank!
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We live in a building with 8 floors of condos. Every floor looks the same. Every door looks the same.
Well we’re not really into blending in around here. That’s why we have a little welcome mat and I’ve accumulated a few seasonal wreaths to make our door really pop!
I have a nice Christmas wreath, a fall one, and even a summer one with flowers. But…I need one for the EVERYDAY! Why not showcase your style before anyone even walks into your home?
This wreath on Pinterest acted as my inspiration for my everyday wreath.
Now, some wreaths can be very pricey! I mean like $50-$60 pricey! Dang! That was not going to happen here…
-Grapevine Wreath ($4)
– 4 Hydrangeas ($12)
– Ribbon (already owned)
-Wood Numbers ($6)
-Paint (already owned)
-Hot Glue Gun (already owned)
TOTAL COST: $20
First step was to paint my numbers a light blue color.
I often use wax paper when I paint something like this. I used to be a newspaper girl, but sometimes the paint sticks to the paper and it becomes a big mess! With wax paper, the dry numbers will slide right off.
While the paint dried, I used my ribbon to make a big bow.
Now, I’m terrible when it comes to making bows. My mom however…well she is an ALL STAR! I somehow got by and made an adequate one for this project, but one of these days she will need to guest post on making the perfect bow. Your mind will be blown.
I used my hot glue gun to attach the bow, hydrangeas, and numbers onto the grapevine wreath.
Yes, my hot glue gun is pink and zebra. You’re jealous.
This project took me no time at all people. Like 30 minutes tops!
You really could do anything to personalize it to your home. Change up the colors, use your favorite flower, maybe even use a large monogrammed initial instead of your address?
So many options to really welcome visitors into your home and make their first impression of your place….a good one!