Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas any more. In fact, wreath-making was the focus of a recent Do-It-Herself Workshop held at Home Depot stores across the country.
We’ve invited lifestyle and decor bloggers to give us their take on The Home Depot’s monthly DIH Workshops. Erin Spain of the blog DIY on the Cheap shares her Monogram Wreath tutorial. It’s a cute and rustic wreath to welcome guests into your home any time of year, though she gave it a holiday spin. This simple DIY project uses wood, a DREMEL Multi-Tool, spray paint and some cedar wood shims.
When I was asked to create my own version of a monogram wreath for the holidays, I knew this would be a really fun opportunity to put my own spin on it and make something that reflects my style. I really love a mix of styles in my home, so I decided to mix rustic with glam by using stained wood paired with shimmery gold.
Here are the items I used for this project:
- A grapevine wreath
- Cedar wood shims
- Minwax Stain in Dark Walnut
- RYOBI Multi-Tool
- A wooden letter (you can purchase one pre-made or cut one out of thin plywood with a jig saw or multi-tool)
- Rust-Oleum Spray Primer
- Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray paint in Gold
- Rust-Oleum Gold Glitter Spray paint
- Bakeable clay (usually available in craft stores)
- Jute twine
- Wood glue
- Hot glue gun
First, I cut the wood shims with my RYOBI Multi-Tool. My longest piece is about 10 inches long, and then I made each shim a little bit shorter than the one below it and arranged them into the shape of a Christmas tree.
It’s not necessary to measure precisely, but each one is about an inch shorter than the one below. I also cut a short piece for the trunk.
I used my Multi-Tool sander attachment to sand the shims smooth, then I stained them with Minwax Dark Walnut stain. After my stain was dry, I flipped the shims over. Using wood glue, I attached a shim to the back to hold the tree together.
I sprayed my wooden letter with primer, then a coat of Metallic Gold spray paint followed by a coat of Gold Glitter spray paint from Rust-Oleum. I gave the wreath itself a coat of glitter spray paint too.
I used wood glue to secure my monogram letter to the wood shim Christmas tree.
I created the star by using a clay cutter and bakeable clay, which I then sprayed with Rust-Oleum Metallic gold spray paint. I used hot glue to attach it to the top of my Christmas tree.
I attached the tree to the grapevine wreath with a strand of jute twine, which I secured to the back of my tree with glue.
I had so much fun creating this wreath. I love having custom, personalized décor, especially when it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to make!
Erin loves to share creative ideas for home decorating on a budget. Her blog, DIY on the Cheap, focuses on everything from bargain shopping and thrifting, to craft projects, to furniture refinishing and other DIY projects. She’s originally from Indiana, but currently live in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband and two sons.
Home Depot’s Do-It-Herself Workshops are free, they’re very informative and a whole lot of fun. Go to The Home Depot’s Workshops page to find out more about the upcoming DIH Workshop and to reserve your spot.
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