Since being cooped up the other weekend thanks to the ice storm, it left a lot of time to get things done that needed to be done. It also left a lot of time for things that I wanted to do. Like... make a new Christmas wreath! Last year I made one that was adorned with red bows & gold Christmas balls. It was cute & I loved it but, this year I knew I wanted to change it up & since we're "officially" the Yancey's now, I wanted to incorporate our monogram as well!
Here's what you'll need...
+ 1 Wreath
+ Wood letter
+ Flower like decor + small additions
+ Hot glue gun + plenty of glue sticks
+ Floral wire & pliers
+ Glass (or bottle) of wine - optional but, it just makes it more fun!
I already had all of the supplies on hand but, everything was purchased from Hobby Lobby at 50% off!! Minus the wreath, I re-used it from years past.
One - Fluff your wreath & lay out the way you want your decorations to be situated. Once you have an idea of how you want the decorations, cut off the wire stems using the pliers - or employee your man friend for this step. Be sure to cut off enough so it's not seen or sticking out the bottom of the wreath.
Two - Starting with the bottom layers, mine were the red feathers, use the floral wire to secure the feathers to the wreath. Then, generously hot glue the bottom of the stems for extra security. Repeat the hot gluing step with each layer of decor & let it dry.
Three - To apply your wooden letter, apply a generous amount of hot glue to the back of the letter. Quickly lay it on the wreath & let it sit for a few seconds. Then sort of lift each side of the letter up & apply more hot glue. You don't want this thing coming off after a few door slams! Once the glue is dry, try to use the floral wire to secure it a little better in 1 or 2 spots. I secured mine on the bottom left of the Y & used a little limb to disguise it.
To ensure everything is dry & going to stay in place, let the wreath sit a little longer & then you are ready to hang your new, adorable, monogrammed wreath! Good luck!!
What Christmas DIY projects have you done this season?