DIY Floral & Glitter Letter Wreath
One thing that has been bugging me as of late is my front door. You could walk past the door and would think the place was empty. I mean, the door itself is fine but there is absolutely nothing about a plain white door that is inviting. Now I am renting so as much fun as it sounds I can’t just paint the door a vivid orange or trendy turquoise. What I can do is much simpler. I can add a wreath and a welcome mat. Oh what a difference that makes!
To make this wreath you will need:
- 12″-18″ Grapevine Wreath (mine was 18″)
- 1 Peony Silk Flower
- 1 Aeonium Pick
- Fake Grass
- 2 Silk Roses
- 9″ Letter
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue & Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Fishing Line/Invisible Thread
Paint a layer of Mod Podge over your letter. Cover letter in glitter and allow to dry. (Once this first layer has dried I would also suggest a second layer of Mod Podge over the glitter to prevent it from falling)
While the glitter is drying, plug in your hot glue gun. Get your grass and arrange on one side of the wreath. I made mine so that one half were facing up and one half were facing downwards. Thread theses through the vines on the wreath. To make it extra secure go back with the glue gun and glue near the base of each blade.
Grab your wire cutters (I used a knife but wire cutters would be easier) and your peony. Cut the stem to about 4″-6″.
Thread the stem through the vines the best that you can. Then hot glue all around the base of the flower.
Grab your Aeonium. Mine came with a short stem so I did not need to cut. I positioned it to the outer side of the peony and threaded it through and glue gunned as before.
Next, you repeat the process for the roses. Cut the stems, thread through the vines, and glue gun. I placed my roses below the peony and to the inner side of the aeonium.
Take your ribbon and start to loop around the top center of the wreath, glue gunning as you go around.
After you’ve gone around a few times and your ribbon is covering 2″-3″ of the wreath its time to make some tabs to hang the wreath on. On your next loop, when you get the the top, give your self an extra inch or two before coming back down again.
Do this again a second time to make another loop.
After I made my two loops I opted to make a bow from the ribbon before cutting the ends off.
Get your dried glitter letter and the fishing line. Take the fishing line and cut out a few foot long pieces. Take those pieces and wrap a few times around the tops and bottom of the letter. Then take the other ends of the line to tie centered within the wreath.
All done! What do you think? How does it look?
Until next time!