Monogram Wreath with Hydrangeas
I’ve posted a video tutorial of a monogram wreath that is very similar to this one, but I wanted to give you a tutorial that wasn’t in video format for those of you who prefer this style. This is a very simple wreath and can be done in less than 30 minutes. Seriously. A friend of mine asked me to make this for her so she took care of the getting the supplies- I love that!! Here are the supplies you’ll need:
grapevine wreath (this one is about 24″)
silk flowers- hydrangeas in this case
ribbon for a bow
zip ties or floral wire
hot glue (I use a glue skillet) with melted glue pellets
Let’s get started!
Start by prepping your flowers. I cut the hydrangea blooms off using some strong wire cutters. Be sure to leave at least 1 1/2″ to 2″ of the stem. This is what will be glued to the wreath form. Coat the stem in hot glue- in my case, I dip it into my glue skillet.
Come over to the grapevine wreath and work the stem into your starting point.
Just force it between the twigs. The glue I use is super strong and holds great! Add the other flowers using the same method. I sort of dry fitted all of the elements before starting so I had a rough idea where to glue everything down.
After you start adding things, take a second to stop and see how it’s looking.
Next I added some of the leaves off of the stems. Flowers have leaves… your wreath should too- all these little things add visual interest.
The monogram I used was already painted and ready to go but it did not have a hanger on the back. On the video tutorial letter I used much thinner letter that I drilled through to attach the floral wire to attach it to the wreath. This letter was much thicker. The Mean Man had the idea of attaching picture frame hardware (we have lots of these in kits we’ve bought over the years). He attached the hardware to the top and bottom of the monogram.
Now in this pic I show you my first idea of using floral wire to attache the monogram to the wreath. I changed my mind though and went with a zip tie (not pictured). I just like how you can really control the tightness of the contact using a zip tie over floral wire. Just be sure you can securely attach the monogram.
Lastly I attached the bow. Now, you’ll notice the bow I had attached at first is NOT the bow I wound up using. I just didn’t like the quality of the bow. So, I took some 3″ burlap and used the ol’ Bowdabra and made a simple two-loop bow for this wreath. I attached it through the bow wire (check out my Bowdabra tutorial to see what the heck I’m referring to) using a twist tie.
Voila! A pretty, simple, and QUICK monogram wreath with hydrangeas in under 30 minutes!
November 15, 2021 @ 11:10 pm
August 4, 2016 @ 9:49 pm
Absolutely stunning! Simple and complex at the same time and pleasing to look at. Great job!
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August 5, 2016 @ 8:50 am
Ashleigh- Thank you so much for featuring my wreath! This is one of my favorite wreath styles and I’ve got a big one very similar to this one on my front door even as we speak. I hope you have a lovely weekend, and thank you again. Blessings! -Kelly
Cristina at Ava's Alphabet
August 4, 2016 @ 9:40 pm
Very cool! I love monogrammed things. And grapevine wreaths are just so versatile! Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Hope you are having a great week!
August 5, 2016 @ 8:51 am
Thanks so much! And I so appreciate having a place to share ideas- thanks for your hard work. Blessings! Kelly
August 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Thanks for the feature! I do love this wreath- I made one for myself and it’s currently gracing my front door. 🙂 Blessings!! -Kelly
August 2, 2016 @ 10:23 am
I’m going to have to try this for my front door! Thanks for the inspiration!
August 2, 2016 @ 6:21 pm
I have mine on my door and I love it! 🙂 I hope yours turns out beautifully. Blessings!
August 2, 2016 @ 9:14 am
I think I like the idea of gluing the floral picks in place better than wiring them in. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg!
August 2, 2016 @ 9:49 am
I love the ease of gluing. It sure makes the project go quicker! Thanks for hosting!
August 1, 2016 @ 9:24 pm
Love it, as always!!… but you forgot the W!!!
August 2, 2016 @ 9:48 am
Thanks love! You could whip this wreath up just liek that! 🙂
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
July 31, 2016 @ 8:04 pm
I love it when beautiful projects like this take so little time! I love the way this turned out!
Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).
Wishing you a lovely week.
August 1, 2016 @ 9:56 am
Thanks so much! I so appreciate having a place to share ideas. Blessings! -Kelly
July 31, 2016 @ 4:53 pm
Such detailed instructions! Lovely wreath!
July 31, 2016 @ 5:13 pm
Thanks so much! Blessings!
July 31, 2016 @ 5:56 am
I love easy projects like this one and wreaths are so fun to decorate with! I’m happy you shared it with us at Sweet Inspiration this week! thank you!
July 31, 2016 @ 2:46 pm
Thanks so much! I so appreciate the opportunity to share. Blessings- Kelly
July 26, 2016 @ 6:39 pm
July 28, 2016 @ 9:38 am
Thanks so much! 🙂
July 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
It’s been years since I’ve made a grapevine wreath, including gathering wild grapevine with my young children to make the actual wreath first! (Awesome good memories with my children!) I intend to make this beautiful wreath for my front door. Thanks for taking time to share this!
July 25, 2016 @ 6:58 pm
Brenda- Oh my goodness! I can’t imagine fashioning the wreath itself! I love it when I’m reminded of times spent when my girls were young. Sometimes I really miss those days. I’ve made wreaths for both of them so they have a little piece of mom with them all the time. I’d never made a wreath quite like this one and I fell in love with it! I very happily purchased and dry brushed painted and attached a “K” to it and have it proudly hanging on my front door. I’m glad it brought you some nice memories. I hope yours turns out beautifully. Blessings- Kelly
July 24, 2016 @ 4:45 am
As this is the first time iv’e visited, I found your wreath just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing, and blessings to you and your camera-man. Much love, Morion.
July 24, 2016 @ 2:45 pm
Morion- Thank you so much for stopping by! And thank you for the lovely comment. I love it when people mention my awesome husband. I couldn’t do any of this without him. Blessings to you! -Kelly
July 23, 2016 @ 9:52 am
Just lovely. Seems pretty easy to do. Thanks for sharing.
July 23, 2016 @ 10:01 am
Debbie- Thanks so much! And it’s honestly as easy as it looks. Thanks so much for taking a moment to leave a little message. Blessings! -Kelly