Ideas for a Door Wreath with Initials


Monogram, alphabet or initial door wreaths may contain a single letter, a complete monogram or word, or a combination of initials and alphabet letters. They turn up at outdoor weddings and on holiday doors. It's easy to make a wreath with letters as a DIY project or a thoughtful, monogrammed gift. Coordinate the letter with the style of wreath for polished entry decor.

Large letters from the craft store help to personalize a wreath.
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Display your first or last initial with pride by turning it into a wreath. Buy a large, lightweight wood letter from a craft store. Insert a sawtooth nail on the back so you can hang it when you're done. Paint the letter green and let it dry for an hour. Hot glue artificial green moss onto the front and back of the letter. Apply a coat of clear acrylic spray gloss to keep any errant moss in place. Thread a 1-inch-wide plaid grosgrain ribbon through the sawtooth nail on the back, and tie the loose ends into a bow for a pretty hanger.

Pay homage to your favorite holiday with a wreath crafted in its honor. For Christmas, a big letter "C" can make a jolly addition to your decor. Insert a sawtooth nail on the back of the letter for a hanger. Paint the letter green and let it dry for an hour. Then, wrap a green garland around the letter, applying hot glue as you go along to secure the garland in place. Glue on faux red berries in little clusters, and hang the wreath on your front door with a red velvet ribbon.

Have your wreath do double duty as decoration and a message board. Decide on a word or message and purchase small wood letters and a grapevine wreath from a craft store. Wrap floral wire around letters a few times, leaving the ends free. Then wrap the letters completely in colored twine, gluing it in place with a glue gun. Position the letters on the front of the wreath and twist the pieces of the floral wire around to the back of the wreath to secure each letter in place. Hang the wreath on the front or back door or over the mirror above the mantel.

Make a special letter the star of the show by placing it within a wreath's round opening. Purchase a wreath, or make one using greens or silk flowers. Bend floral wire into a letter shape. Test the wire letter to see if it fits easily inside the circumference of the decorated wreath. Wrap the floral wire with artificial miniature cherry blossoms or hydrangea garlands, and secure the letter to the wreath by attaching it discreetly with a floral wire that blends in with the wreath's color. You can also hang the letter in the center of the wreath, using the end of a ribbon that forms the wreath hanger.

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