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.
If you don’t have time to create your own wreath or you need more wreath inspiration, check out this curated selection of front door wreaths that I’ve found for you.
Including a monogram on my wreath is a special touch. The pressed board letters are perfect to add scrapbook paper with this special glue. 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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