Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monogram wreaths

Cottage and Vine

As part of Wreaths on Wednesday I wanted to share my newest creation!
In early September, and in the midst of unpacking moving boxes, starting a new homeschool year, and general mayhem at our new address, I had it in my mind that I wanted to make monogram wreaths for the glass front doors of our new home. It was bad timing, but that's how I roll when I get something in my head. I had seen something similar in a magazine, and hoped to recreate it. They used paper letters,but the only ones I could find were not large enough, at least not large enough for what I had in mind. I ended up cutting my letters out of florist foam. That was really easy!Their letters were covered with fall leaves, but I wanted a wreath that would last through the holidays, cuz I'm cheap like that. I used reindeer moss. So anyhoo this is what I came up with. I took pics along the way if any one's interested, but it really was very easy, and came together very quickly. I used hot glue to attach the "moss", and thumb tacks to stick the ribbon into the top of the door. In hind sight, I wish I had used a different color ribbon, or perhaps that burlap looking webbing stuff. That would have been cool. I took these pictures just yesterday, so you can see that it has kept its color very well.

I know, I know, a terrible picture, but don't hit that big X button yet, stay with me!
This is from inside, which, if you have a glass door means that you have to moss both sides of your initial, but it also means that you get to enjoy your handiwork each and every time you pass by!
I love that, double effort for way more then double enjoyment. You could hang these in your windows, and spell your whole name, or words, like JESUS, or NOEL, or QUIT LOOKING IN MY WINDOWS, or you know whatever you think would get you some attention.

Here they are from the outside. Don't look at the mess that is on the dinning room table. Hey, I said don't look!!!! And, REALLY REALLY don't look at the present that Jewels the cat brought home, and left on the front step. Yep, you can see the mouse head if you look really hard, but don't look! Really! I'm not gonna move it!!!! YUCK!!!

I know, I know, empty pots!!
I'll work on that next, I promise!
Any suggestions of what to put in there,to get me through the winter in Georgia.

Thanks for looking at my monogram wreaths!
Head on over HERE, and look at some others.
You can see a small paper wreath that I made last year HERE.


Rene said...

They look great! Thanks for linking.

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

those are really pretty, and definitely something different.. thanks for sharing

Joy Cometh in the Morning said...

Very pretty! Georgia?

joyinthejourney said...

Love your wreaths (so so cool!) and your doors. Your whole front porch is just pretty. I love filling big pots. I always have high hopes and good intentions of watering, but I always let my poor little plants wither.
Hope you all have a very blessed Thanksgiving.

thehomespunheart said...

Very pretty, Amy! You and I both have last initials that would work from both sides on glass doors!

Those red pots are delicious too! Have a great day!

Ginger said...


HappyHomemaker said...

My last initial is O ! But I love your A's! The whole look of the front door is fantastic! The red pots are just smashing too! I would like to see those tall winding spear like plants in those pots. And I think I would start by putting the mouse head in first!

Happy Holidays!