Monday, September 16, 2013

Jute Monogram Wreath

My new fall wreath is finally hanging on the door! Remember my "M" from the wedding? (You can view it here). Instead of it sitting in our basement for another 1+ years, I reused it to make a jute monogram wreath! In our house, I decided we can never have to many "M"s, (on the walls, on the shelf, in frames) so the monogram wreath seemed fitting.

what you'll need:
paper mache letter, jute, ribbon, felt, hot glue gun

I started by spray painting my "M" white to make sure it's all the same color underneath. Then, I glued one end of the twine to the back of the letter.

I wrapped the jute vertically around both sides of the "M" to start.

Then, I added some extra jute pieces to all four sides of the inside section so the jute wouldn't slide when I wrapped it horizontally.

Then I wrapped the whole thing horizontally and completely covered it.

Once the letter was completely covered, I added some felt flowers and ribbon for decoration.

This project took me about two hours, and was great to do while watching the Big Bang Theory. I am so excited to finally get something hanging on our door! It's perfect for the fall, but can be hung any time of the year!

Is anyone else obsessed with their initials?


  1. Hey, Melanie! I love how his turned out! SO cute! I am also obsessed with our last name and initials. We have them everywhere in our house!

    I hope you have a chance to check out that I nominated one of my new favorite blogs...(YOU!) for a Liebster award!! You can go check it out here

    Xo Kylie

    1. Thank you so much for the nomination!! Glad to know I'm not the only one obsessing over our initials!

  2. What a cute idea. I'm all about monograms, too. :) It's a fun way to express a little personality! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ooh I am such a sucker for monograms, too! This turned out beautifully! I love the little flower embellishment. Thank you so much for sharing this at Get Your DIY On! I hope to see you back on Sunday to link up your thrifted upcycle! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you like it, and its good to know I'm not the only monogrammed-obsessed blogger around! :)

  4. This is sooo cute! And great tips about how to wrap the twine around a letter - it can get tricky!! Thanks for sharing it at Work it Wednesday this week. Pinned!!
    ~Krista from the happy housie

  5. Love this - looks simple but lovely! =) I found you at the Feature Friday Linky Party!! Hope you have a great weekend!


  6. This is too cute! I'd love it if you'd link this up to my blog hop party, DIY Weekend:

    Thank you!
    Miranda @ Mr. and Mrs. Winslett

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I linked up to your blog hop, thanks for sharing :)

  7. I love your jute "M" --looks great on your door

  8. I loved this so much I featured it at DIY Weekend today. Don't forget to link up this week's projects.

    Thanks for the crafty inspiration!