Earlier this year I received a gorgeous boxwood wreath from Balsam Hill and it’s been on my front door ever since. I wanted to continue using my wreath but felt like it needed a little bit of updating for the fall. I’m not even 100% sure that I’m finished with it but for now I’m happy with the slight changes I made. You may not have a boxwood wreath on hand but you can make an easy monogram wreath using any wreath form you can get your hands on.
Hot Glue Gun
The wood letter I used can be purchased at Joann Fabric and Craft Stores. It comes in natural wood so you’ll have to paint or stain it. I didn’t take any progress pictures of how I got the look that I did with my letter because to be honest, I was painting it on a whim and just wasn’t sure how it would come out. Figures that I LOVE how it came out and I should have taken pictures. Sigh. Basically I used chalk paint and painted my letter in a darker color first. After it dried I smudged vaseline along some of the edges and in spots that I wanted the darker color to show through. Then I painted the whole letter over with a lighter color. Once the second color was dry, I lightly sanded it and as expected the spots where I used the vaseline sanded very easy and I was able to see my darker color. Lastly I took some colored wax and rubbed a little over the letter and quickly wiped the excess off giving it more of a rustic look.
I took some twine and hot glued it on the back of the letter. After it was dry I stuck the strings through the back of the wreath. The base of my boxwood wreath is a metal wreath form with some grapevine covering it so I had to use a scissor to spread the grapevine out a little so that I could get my string through.
Once I got it through, i just tied it super tight so that the letter would stay put. I hunt it up on my door with a giant piece of burlap ribbon. Super easy!
This little project was just what I needed to help me get inspired to do some fall crafting. People, I have been in a rut after the summer but I’m OUT and can’t wait to share some more projects.