Last season, I saw monogram wreaths all over blogs, and I fell in love with them. Particularly this one. I have an addiction to wreaths. They are fabulous, and I can’t seem to ever have enough. Right now, I’m trying to make sure that I can find a place for all of them in my house for this holiday season! Well, I went to my
home away from home local craft store, and looked at stems with berries, and thought it looked like a monogram berry wreath could get to be an expensive venture. Well, I found these Berry Accents by Darice at Consumer Crafts, and realized that they would be perfect for my monogram wreath! My Glittery Christmas Monogram Wreath goes nicely in our family room, and we can easily swap it out for our cork monogram
This is a really easy project. Now, I didn’t use a glue gun because I thought it would be easier to just use wood glue to start with. I covered the letter with a thin layer of glue, and then slowly cover the letter with a layer of the berries. There will be some gaps, and holes, but just get one layer of the berries down.
After you get an entire layer of the berries onto the wooden initial and you have allowed it to thoroughly dry, you can start filling in the gaps. By thoroughly drying, I mean until the glue has dried clear, which probably means letting it dry overnight. Then take craft glue to put the berries into the gaps until you have created a second layer of the berries. I used the “Fast Grab” glue to make sure that the berries stayed in place once glued. This creates a more textured effect, and improved the coverage.
Once the empty spots are filled in, you’ll let it dry again. The last step is adding in a hook. I wrapped a bit of velvet ribbon around the top of the letter, to make it look like it was part of the ribbon that I used to hang the wreath. Then I used craft wire to form a hook to the wreath.
I hung the wreath over our Fireplace. I covered the picture in wrapping paper (it’s actually our Family Travels Map), and then attached the wreath to the back of the picture frame. The mantel is nearly done now with the wreath over the mantel. I have some greenery, ribbon and a berry garland that matches the wreath. There are just a few finishing touches to finalize the mantel that are in the works right now.
Personally, I love how my glittery christmas monogram wreath turned out!