Spring Floral Monogram Wreath. Make a faux metal monogram to decorate a beautiful beaded and floral wreath for spring.
Did you save any of the decorations from your wedding?
When we got married, I made almost everything myself – invitations, programs, many of the decorations, the flowers, and even my veil. So, I had a lot of decorations and craft supplies left over after the wedding was done.
I tend to be a hoarder of craft supplies (please tell me I am not the only one), so I knew once the wedding was over, I wanted to save and re-purpose as much as I could.
Finally, I was able to put some of the tucked-away supplies to good use to create this pretty monogram wreath.
The only “new” part of this wreath is the letter ‘S’ and the wreath form. Everything else came from my wedding stash.
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How to Make a Monogram Wreath
- Grapevine Wreath Form
- Beaded Wire Garland
- Floral Stems
- Floral Wire
- Foam Poster Board
- Carbon Tracing Paper
- Metallic Sterling Silver Paint
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Attach Beaded Garland to Grapevine Wreath
To start with, I had a grapevine wreath someone else had given me. I stripped off all the old decorations down to the bare wreath.
We got married under an arbor that was decorated with tulle, a faux rose garland, the beaded garland and the butterflies I am using for this wreath.
We had two strands of green and two strands of periwinkle blue leftover after the wedding. I used one blue strand for this wreath.
The garland was all bunched up so I started by straightening it out and forming it into a circle the same size as the wreath form.
Next, I attached the beaded garland to the wreath form on the back using floral wire and some pliers.
Add Butterflies and Floral Stems
To incorporate more of our leftover wedding decor, I attached some butterflies and floral pieces to the bottom half of the wreath.
The blue, sparkly butterflies were hung down over our heads on the top part of the arbor. The floral pieces were leftover from the cake toppers I made.
I thought at this point I was done with the wreath, but after I hung it up I felt like it was missing something. So, I decided to make a monogram ‘S’ to hang down in the middle.
Make Faux Metal Monogram
To make the ‘S’ monogram letter, I found a font I liked and printed the letter ‘S’ out onto plain computer paper. I used Imprint MT Shadow font.
Using carbon transfer paper, I transferred the image onto a foam core poster board.
Then, I cut the letter out using an Exacto knife.
To make the letter look like faux metal, I painted it using silver acrylic craft paint I had on hand. 662 Metallic Silver Sterling by FolkArt
Once the paint was dry I attached a ribbon (also from the wedding stash) to the letter with hot glue and then wrapped it around the top of the wreath, securing it with hot glue.
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The final wreath is perfect for spring, but also matches the accent colors we have going on in our home.
I can potentially leave it up year-round when I don’t have another seasonal wreath on display!
I am so pleased with the way this wreath turned out. It is extra special because it reminds me of our wedding day! We will be celebrating our seventh anniversary at the end of April 2012.
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