Fall Monogram Wreath

How can it possibly be that fall is here already? I feel like just yesterday I shared with you my summer  wreath! Well, the season has changed and so has my front door decor.
My summer wreath was cutesy, made from fabric and yarn. I love beauty of the leaves and pumpkins fall offers, so I took a different route with this wreath. On my weekly trip to Hobby Lobby, here is what I came home with. . .
Beautiful and bold orange sunflowers. Picks with pumpkins, gourds and purple berries. Yellow-orange feather-like picks. Several bunches of leaves and some pretty orange sparkly pumpkins.

 

I went back and forth about what I wanted to use as a base for the wreath. I contemplated using another yarn wreath, or possibly burlap, but in the end chose an old wreath I had stored in the attic.

 

 

I removed the existing foliage and started with a clean slate.
Starting with the leaves, I hot-glued pieces around the wreath, layering and filling in where necessary until it was full {except for one little bare spot, I had other plans for this space}.
Two shades of my favorite paint, DecoArt Americana,

 

I painted my wooden monogram with the Black Plum paint. Wait, I’m not finished yet.
I wanted polka dots. So I dipped a marker cap in the Persimmon paint and stamped open circles on my monogram. Perfect!

 

A little hot glue and the “M” filled in the little open space on my wreath. I did add a couple leaves under and around it after it was glued.

 

It’s full, it’s bright, it’s perfect!

 

 

Happy Fall y’all!
Oh yeah, and the NEW winner of the UPrinting giveaway is. . .

 

katie@tulsadetails¬†said…

So fun! I’d love to win!!
Congrats! Please email me ASAP so I can get you your prize!
jen at scissorsandspatulas dot com

I’m joining in:

 

The Lettered Cottage
Todays Creative Blog

 

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37 thoughts on “Fall Monogram Wreath

  1. Love, love, love the monogram! Too cute! And thanks for the tip on painting the circles! Wreath turned out great! :)

  2. I love the idea so much…I have my friend in Louisiana looking for the letter "E" for me. We don't have a Hobby Lobby where I am…and our craft stores don't have cute curly cue letters. phoooey.

  3. Jen it's gorgeous, you know how much they charge for those pre made at the craft store and they're not nearly as 'magazine worthy'. Love the polka dot monogram, I'm serious when I say the letter and personalization makes everything better. Nice work.

  4. Just gorgeous! Creative and home made, nothing better than that. Noticed your fern in the picture, still thriving. I have one on my front porch too, they are pretty hardy.

  5. That is so cute! How long did it take you, in all? I love wreaths, I'm just not there in the productivity scheme of things yet. My list of projects seems to always get longer, rather than shorter.

  6. Jen, just saw your post and had to come over to visit. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this wreath. I'm a sucker for anything monongrammed! You did a great job! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back. Many blessings to you!

  7. Wow – i love the letter on the wreath too! it's all so fabulous together! I'm having so much fun peeking at all the posts shared already at this new linky party for Fall Decor! So glad you joined…hugs, tracie

  8. Hi Jen,
    Your wreath looks fabulous! I updated an old wreath with a monogram, too. I started to put polka-dots on my initial, but I didn't. I like the method you used to get the dots-very clever!

  9. The colour of the door is just gorgeous. The fabulous wreath just sings with that backdrop; I love the monogram idea.

  10. Jen, I absolutely love the wreath you used as a base. It provides such a broad and lush background for all of your beautifully assembled fall embellishments. Great color, composition and creativity!

  11. OMG! How smart are you…I never thought of using the marker cap. I used a stencil and hand painted a bit (what a pain) on my fall wreath. Simply beautiful! New follower here :)

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