This year my Spring decorating has taken on a theme, sort of…
my Natural Spring Wreath for my front door is part of it.
I have used grapevine wreaths for many years, I love them. They are easy to work with and I tend to like the natural elements. This particular oval grapevine wreath I have had for about 6 years. It has been hanging on my front door all of that time and still looks great.
Monogram Wreath Making Supplies:
- Oval Grapevine wreath
- Round Grapevine Wreath
- Sheet Moss
- Floral Wire
- Pressed Board Letters
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbook Paper
I change up the decorating on it with the seasons so I try to add items that I can removed easily. This year I wanted to add moss and at first I was thinking I would have to hot glue the moss down. The moss comes in sheets so you have different sizes to choose from. I started working with it, tucking and molding it around the branches of the wreath and just like that it was perfect. NO GLUE needed.
To attach the bird nest I used some floral wire I had picked up at Dollar Tree. I cut a piece long enough to weave through the nest then bend around the branches of the wreath.
Including a monogram on my wreath is a special touch. The pressed board letters are perfect to add scrapbook paper with Mod Podge. I already had this one covered in the blue paper from my daughters room last summer. I decided to give it an aged look. I used brown craft paint and a sponge brush. At first I thought I may age just the edges but after the edges were complete I knew I wanted the entire surface aged. If you like just the edges done you can stop there and it still looks great.
The way I aged the entire surface was by adding water to my sponge, then squeezed it out . It allowed the paint to spread through the sponge giving a washed and worn look to the “B” that I was hoping for. Then I attached with “B” with some raffia.
*TIP* Do not rub repeatedly in one section with a wet sponge or too hard…water and paper aren’t usually friends.
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