I haven't done a Project Pinterest in a long time but when I came across this cute idea from Adrienne of Our Unexpected Journey for a Holiday Letter wreath I went out and got everything I needed! Just like every good do it yourself project it starts with an overpriced item that makes you go, “I can make that.” So let's get started. I did three different letters including an L that was thought to be too hard but turned out to be my favorite!
Here's what you'll need:
MDF Letters – Black (Michael's had these but were out when I came in so I got mine at Hobby Lobby unpainted) You can find MDF letters with in the Wood section. There are normally a few fonts to choose from. Just select your favorite!
Black Paint – if they don't have colored letters (which was the case for me)
D-ring (optional but great for precise hanging)
Hot Glue Gun
Mod Podge -Gloss
Here is a closer look at the burlap and berries for you!
First I painted my letters black so that you couldn't see the basic wood color. After it's all dry cut the berries off the branches in bunches. Start hot gluing the berries onto your letter.
After you get all the berries glued on you want to make sure they stay on even through wind and rain. So takes your Gloss Mod Podge and paint brush and put a generous amount over the whole wreath. Make sure you get it deep into the berries so that they have no chance of being bumped off. Here is a closer look. (The top layer is already dry but you can see the thickness of the mod podge between the berries.)
After the berries are dry, it's time to put your burlap bow on. For letters that don't allow for a simple loop through (like my L) you can tie it around the letter itself. I made sure that it was tight and then put the bow higher up. Burlap takes some time to mold and get into a pretty bow but here are two big tips for you. 1. Don't cut until after your bow is made! If you give yourself enough slack you can create your bow to perfection and then cut the end piece off. (Gives you more molding room) 2. Fold it in half first. In my case I had to fold it twice to make it easier. Then after your bow is created you can unfold the bunny ears. Makes for a cleaner knot as well. After the bow was made I hot glued the inside of the knot so it won't ever come untied. I also put a D-ring through the back of the bow so that it has something sturdy to hang from.
Now your wreath is complete! It's an easy project that didn't take long to do. The longest part was dry times. Use a sturdy gift box for giving that can also be used for storing after the holidays. Target had great gift boxes for only $5. Here are the other two letters I completed.