About a week ago, I finished up my last apartment project, which happened to be my favorite one so far!
The Monogram Wreath!
Wreaths like these are all over Pinterest and Etsy, so when I found out I was moving into my own apartment, I had to have one!
I ordered a 16-inch monogram from Three Jumping Monkeys on Etsy, and paid just $26.00. It arrived at my house about a month later, nicely packaged and ready to go.
Here it is right out of the box!
Though they offer wooden monogram cutouts that are already finished and painted, I ordered the unfinished version. The unfinished ones are a little less expensive, and gave me the option of painting it any color that I wanted!
Next, I went to Michael's and picked out my paint! I knew I wanted a combination of pink and green, like this inspiration photo that I saw on Pinterest.
I chose more of a fuchsia color, that I knew would should up well on my door. I also picked up a fresh foam brush. Both of these items cost me less than $1.00.
Now, it's time to paint!
Make sure your allot enough time to paint multiple coats on the wood. I decided to paint the front, back, and edges of mine, so that no unfinished wood was showing. One small bottle of acrylic paint from the craft store is more than enough.
The only other supplies you need are a roll of wired ribbon (I bought two, but ended up only needing one roll) and a normal wreath hanger that goes over your door.
During Christmas, I bought my wreath hanger at Walmart for $5.00. They had a couple different kinds, but I picked one out with a metal bow. I got my ribbon at Michael's for 60% off because it was green for Christmas. This worked perfectly for my pink & green wreath!
Once the wreath was painted and the ribbon and hanger were bought, I was off to Michael's to meet with their custom wreath maker.
Keep in mind:
-The person that works on custom wreaths/floral arrangements isn't always there, so it helps to call ahead of time.
-Bring a picture of what you want the end result to look like. The nice lady that did mine had never seen a monogram wreath, so having a picture with me really helped her out.
-Michael's charges for the amount of time it takes them to do it. Mine ended up costing $7.00 for labor.
I am beyond happy with the result! The monogram cutout makes my apartment so much more inviting & personalized, of course!
Would you ever use a monogram wreath?
As always, Have a Sweet Day!