Monogram Wreaths

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Do you subscribe to the Groopdealz e-mails?  They send out about 2 a day and every other day or so, I find something that I just can't live without.  It's a sickness really.  Well, such was the case last month when they had custom wood monograms for sale for $22 each.  Can you even imagine the level of excitement that elicited from me, a person who has pined for a wood monogram for oh, years?!  If you've ever looked for them on Etsy, you'll know that they can be kind of pricey, so $22 is a great deal!  I snatched up 2 for me, and grabbed 3 others for Christmas gifts.  Yes, I bought Christmas gifts in April, so sue me! ;)

Wanna see what I did with mine?  Do ya, do ya?!

I picked up some chevron painted burlap ribbon at HobLob (they have all colors and I almost peed myself when I saw them... so cute!), and made a little loop to hang each monogram from.  Oh, and the monograms come unfinished so I had to douse them in a little white spray paint first.


Then I made a bow by taking a long piece of ribbon, folding it in on itself and hot gluing it (oh, I also picked up a new glue gun while I was at HobLob and it is wonderful!  the mechanism inside my old one wouldn't grab the glue stick anymore so I had to push the glue stick down with one hand and aim the glue gun with the other.  talk about ghetto!).


Then I wrapped another piece around the middle and voila - a chevron burlap bow!


I looped a piece of rope through the long hanger piece and glued the bow on, then I had cute monogram "wreaths."  Can you call anything you hang on a door a wreath?  I think so.


I've mentioned before how much I love my french front doors, but it does get expensive to outfit them in wreaths.  Luckily, these monograms were super affordable.  I have to say, I think these "wreaths" are my favorite yet.


Looking at these photos, I think it's about time for a new rug for my front stoop.  I've only had this plain black one for 5 years now.  It's not worn out or anything.  #sarcasm  Do any of you have a good source for extra wide rugs?  Another problem with having french front doors... #firstworldproblems  Okay, two hashtags in the same paragraph is quite enough.  See you lovelies tomorrow!



2 comments:

  1. So classy and adorable, Jenna! And love that nail polish. If you ever want to do a guest post over on my blog, I'd really love to have you!

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  2. LOVE! I wish I'd have seen that deal. I'm dying to get my hands on these but the price!
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