Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monogram Wreath Tutorial

I made these wreaths for my brother's wedding last weekend. They were for the rehearsal dinner to decorate the doors, but the bride liked them so much she wanted them on the front doors of the church!!

They would be perfect for weddings, showers, even birthday parties to add some festive flair to doorways, gates, fences, or anywhere else you can hang something!!

I was also excited that they were featured on the "Color My Summer" page at Kojo Designs!!

I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!

Let's get started!

Materials for 1 wreath:

Floral or styrofoam wreath
2 packs of dinner sized party napkins, 1 pack of each color
Straight pins
hot glue gun
2 pieces scrapbook paper in contrasting or coordinating pattern
Modge Podge or rubber cement
3-D letters made of cardboard or chipboard

Start by cutting circles out of your napkins. You can trace something, a bowl or peanut butter lid, but they don't have to be perfect. Make sure you cut circles from both colors.

Prepare your wreath by laying a single layer of napkin circles on top of, and inside the wreath, covering all white areas. This will be a lifesaver later when you're trying to fill in holes with petals!

Once you get it covered, pin those circles in place, and set wreath aside.

Using rubber cement or Modge Podge, attach your scrapbook paper to your letters. Make sure if it has a definite pattern that it's straight.

Once the adhesive is dry, use scissors, a knife, or exacto-knife to trim the paper from the letters. It should look like the picture below.

Now to make the petals. Take one of your circles and fold it in half. Then fold it in half again. It should look like this:

Grasp the inner fold, and pull it outwards, then crease the sides to hold the shape. It should look like this:

Do the same to a circle of the second color. You will then fit them together. Wedge the creases between each other to create overlapping color.

Place a straight pin through the bottom of the petals, making sure you go through both colors.

Pin it to your wreath and fluff it up a bit. Continue pinning petals until you cover your wreath.

Almost done!

Take your letter and place it in the center of the wreath. You may need to trim away some of the foam for it to fit. This will be hidden by petals so cut what you need! Using hot glue, secure the letter inside the wreath.

To finish, attach a piece of ribbon with pins and hot glue so you can hang your wreaths. Make sure you hold them up to check for "holes" where you need more petals. Fill in the gaps and they're ready to adorn your doors!

Happy Crafting!!

If you make these I would love to see pictures in the Flickr Group


  1. Love this! Pink and orange look so great together! I have no idea why I never thought to put them together before! Thank you for opening my eyes!!

  2. These colors are beautiful! I love them, perfect for summer. You should link it to my Front Porch Party! Going on now until Friday. http://www.elephantstrunkllb.com/2011/06/summer-safari-front-porch-fun.html

  3. these are so fluffy and fun! and napkins? brilliant! LOVING these wreaths! {visiting from the Summer Safari}

  4. These are adorable! Where were you for my wedding?! Ha! I did pink and orange for mine but I don't think I had anything this cute!!

  5. Those wreaths look super! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. I love this! I always have left over napkins from birthday parties that have great colors or patterns. This is a great way to use them! Love the monogram touch. Stopping by from the Safari Party!

  7. Love the pink and orange combo! This turned out really cute :)

  8. what a great way to personalize the space! The monogram is a perfect touch...great job!


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