We’ve invited lifestyle and décor bloggers to give us their take on The Home Depot’s monthly Do-It-Herself Workshops. Recently, the DIH Workshop in Home Depot stores across the country focused on making a Pinterest-inspired Monogram Wreath.
Here, Aimee Lane of It’s Overflowing shares her Monogram Wreath tutorial. It’s a cute and clever “wreath” to welcome guests into your home over the holiday season. This simple DIY project uses wood, a DREMEL Multi-Max Power Tool, spray paint, and a few Christmas sprigs.
A wreath is the perfect way to welcome friends and family into your home. I am so excited to show you, in a few easy steps, how to make a pretty, personalized wreath to enjoy throughout the holidays. I am a huge fan of anything monogrammed, and the beauty of this monogram wreath is it can be adapted to work in every season!
Warning, something that looks this good and takes such little effort can be a little addicting – one may not be enough!
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 2-3 hours, not including drying time
Cost: About $40
Tools and Materials
- MDF pre-cut board, 2 foot x 4 feet, 1/4 inch thick
- DREMEL Multi-Max Power Tool
- Chevron FrogTape
- Rust-Oleum Spray Paint, White
- Rust-Oleum Spray Paint, Aqua
- Seasonal decorations and ribbon
- Hot glue gun
- Straight edge ruler
Using a straight edge as a guide, draw on the MDF the letter you want to use to create a monogram wreath. I made my letter 12 inches by 18 inches, but the beauty of a DIY project is you can create what works best for your home– small or large.
Cut your letter out of the MDF using a DREMEL Multi-Max with the cutting attachment. I made two passes along the wood with my power tool-– the first to score the letter, the second to cut it out.
Switch to the sanding accessory on your DREMEL and use the power sander to smooth all edges and sides.
Cover your work area. Shake a can of Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover Spray Paint, white. Then, holding the can upright 10 inches from the wood letter, spray in a steady motion. Keep the paint thin and add additional coats a few minutes apart until covered. Allow the paint to dry overnight.
Use the Chevron FROG TAPE to create a fun pattern on the letter. FROG TAPE keeps paint out and keeps lines sharp. Just be sure to secure the tape firmly with your fingers.
Now you’re ready to add the contrast color to your monogram. Shake the can of Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover Spray Paint, aqua. Then holding the can upright 10 inches away from the wooden letter, spray in a steady motion. Keep the paint thin and add additional coats a few minutes apart until covered.
Remove the tape as soon as you are done painting and enjoy super fun results!
The Christmas greenery below came from a Martha Stewart Kissing Ball and are secured with a hot glue gun. I like to look through the seasonal aisles at The Home Depot in search of products that I can take apart and use to add small touches throughout my house.
And that’s it! The wreath is ready to lean on the mantel, be hung in front of a mirror or welcome guests at your front door.
Aimee Lane shares daily tips for creating a Simply. Inspired. Home. on It’s Overflowing — a blog full of home organization ideas, seasonal decorating tutorials, DIY storage solutions, beautiful house tours, helpful household tips, and an occasional SLR camera tutorial.
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 to find out more about the upcoming DIH Workshop and reserve your spot.
Many of our DIH Workshops are inspired by the great projects you see on Pinterest. Be sure to follow our our #DIHWorkshop board on Pinterest for more great projects and ideas.