Hello blog world! I’ve missed you! I have been pretty busy at work and tired at night, so I apologize for my absence. One thing I did do while I was gone was add a little purple to our master bedroom. Some more purple vases and other purple decor coming soon!
Now I am on October break and that means that it is project time! The first one I decided to check off my To Do List was my all seasons wreath that I wanted to make. One of my older sorority sisters made this wreath:
And with this and Pinterest infesting my brain, I decided to give it a try. It’s an awesome idea: a wreath with your monogram that you can change easily for the seasons. Have you seen how much seasonal wreaths are?!? I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday in Syracuse when visiting family and the fall or christmas wreaths were $30-60! Insane. SO I decided it was time. This is the wreath below:
To make I bought a simple twig and leaf wreath for $4.00, a wood “S” for $3.00 and some Fall flowers for $3.00 as well. Then I bought a $3.00 ball of twine so that I could wrap the S with it. Then just for my own collection I bought some more floral wire for attaching the leaves, etc. onto the wreath. For the next season I bought berries and some acorns with christmas-y pinecones.
I wrapped the letter with twine using a hot glue gun to secure the twine on the backside every few inch or so to make sure the twine would not unravel. This definitely took the longest time: maybe an hour and a half? It would probably take less time with a less complex letter but this one was very swirly (but cute!). Then, I secured the letter to the wreath with the same twine in two places, so it would blend in. I just tied the twine in a knot and cut off the ends. Then, I cut the bottom stem of the leaves (it was wire so a little tough) and then tucked the leftover stem into the twigs of the wreath. Lastly, I attached the leaves in three places with floral wire so that it looked curved and followed the line of the wreath. I also cut a few leaves off that made the wreath look too full. I love the way it turned out and I put it right on our front door in place of my other store-bought Fall sign.