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And I was also inspired by my friend Nikki’s wreath! I went over to her house last week and she had the cutest jute wrapped monogram on her fall wreath, so I added this project to my 31 Pinterest projects list.
I started with this wood “J” from Hobby Lobby ($1.99 – 30% off = $1.40) and some jute I already had.
The way you will wrap your letter will totally depend on the letter you are doing and the shape of it. If you see Chelsea’s monogram above and click over to her post she had to wrap several sections twice to get it all covered and pretty. Mine wasn’t quite as hard although I did have to think through several areas and unwrap a section and do it over to get it covered and looking right.
I secured the jute on the backand started wrapping. I had to use hot glue in certain places to secure it (like at the top and the corners).
The curve at the bottom was the hardest part. I basically wrapped horizontally on the stick part of the letter, and vertically on the curve of the letter. And then came back and filled in the open space with an angle wrap of jute. Just play with it on your letter and see what looks and works best.
Here it is all done! You can do many things with a monogram like that. If you make a larger one like Chelsea’s – you could use just the monogram alone as a “wreath” on your door. Mine is smaller and I intend to use it on top of or along with another wreath.
And here it is hanging just by itself. (Please excuse my horrible door that desperately needs a paint job. I could totally paint it like right now, but I am having decorating paralysis because I would really like to change the color and can’t decide if that would work since our shutters our burgundy too. So I just leave it?? Anyone else do the same thing?)
I don’t have a wreath to use it on right now but I may come Christmas decorating time. I am sure you will be seeing this pop up again.
How about you? Are you into monograms?
I must be really getting into monograms cause this is the second monogram I did in this series! Still loving this Moss Covered Monogram.
I am joining Nester from Nesting Place in writing a 31 days series in October. You can see all the other hundreds of people writing a 31 days series here.
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And my sister-in-law is joining along too! Writing about their transition as they move across the country with four children.