Monograms are elegant, don’t you think?
Say it all without saying much…less is more. Who needs the whole name when you have a sharp monogram?
I had the inspiration for this wreath while strolling around Target – a place where more is more generally.
More in my cart than I need that is!
But I did need (want) simple wreaths for the back doors…they get a lot of use even this time of year here in Cali…so nothing too fussy.
I spotted good looking faux wreaths for 10 bucks ~ good price and not as heavy as natural wreaths.
Then I spied chalk board shapes & subtle glittery pinecones. I knew I had ribbon & other supplies at home.
Today was the day to put it all together. It took only about 15 minutes to make one wreath.
Want to know how?
You will need:
- a wreath with a sturdy wire frame
- a chalk board shape & chalk
- wide burlap ribbon or any ribbon you like
- wire & twine
- pinecones or other decorations
What you need to do:
- lay the wreath good side down & wire the chalk board piece the the wire frame – center it
(You can use one of the shapes I bought at Target or make your own, even a simple circle will do. Use thin wood or thick cardboard painted with chalk board paint. Then make 4 holes for the wiring. The Target piece had holes in odd spots as you can see, so I just finagled it.)
- turn the wreath over & fluff the branches out around the chalk board
- fold the wide ribbon in half the short way & tie the end with twine
- tie the ribbon around he wreath
- continue cinching the ribbon at 6 – 8 inch intervals with the twine & tying to the wreath
- circle the wreath with the ribbon making sure it is evenly spaced
- wire the pinecones or other decor to the wreath where the ribbon was tied
- write your initial in chalk & hang
Easy, elegant and inexpensive.
Less really is more in this case as I have to make 2 more for the other doors!
Thinking a small version would be so pretty for a dinner party ~ wreaths hanging on the back of the chairs. Wonderful decor, then each guest could take theirs home. Not enough time in the day or season for all the ideas!
Hope you will try this simple wreath project – so quick you can squeeze it in or PIN it for another time.
Are you ready for the holidays?
** Kelly **