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Make a Monogram Wreath

29 October 2010 32,854 views 13 Comments

by heather

Flower-Monogram

A month or so ago, I commented that I have no idea what to do with the aisle of faux flowers at the dollar store. A couple readers raised their hands and said they have lots of ideas for silk flowers, and one of those readers was Paula of JC's Loft. So, today I'm happy to share Paula's great idea with you: making a monogram wreath. Everyone loves wreaths! And monograms! So thanks Paula, and everyone else check out her blog!

Hi! I'm Paula and I am a fake flower junkie...it's a sickness really.  So when I read Heather's post  on the Spooky Witch Hat Flower Arrangement where she joked about having someone volunteer to do a guest post on fake flowers I thought...that's ME that's ME.  Nobody loves fake flowers as much as I do, ha!

I'm grinning ear to ear because I'm posting here : )  YAY I'm excited for the opportunity!  I love Dollar Store Crafts and always walk away inspired and wanting to RUN to the Dollar Store : )

Here are a few items I handmade and sold on etsy using fake flowers:
Monogram Wreath
Damask Flower Basket
Floral Monogram Urn Centerpiece
Mini cake

Today I'm going to show you how to make a floral monogram wreath!

Project Materials:

  • 20 gauge craft wire, $1 (or metal hanger from closet)
  • Wire cutters, on hand or $1
  • Silk flowers, $3
  • Floral tape (optional), on hand or $1

Total: $3 and up

Note about supplies: I got my 20 gauge craft wire in a 30 pack from Wal-Mart, and I got the silk flowers at Dollar Tree. I had wire cutters  and floral tape on hand, but you can get them at Dollar Tree, and they're a great tool to have on hand for a variety of craft projects. I used $3 worth of silk flowers, but the quantity you need will depend on the size of your monogram.

Step 1.

Take 4 pieces of craft wire and wrap floral tape around them from the top to the bottom.  Repeat this step. (To do without purchasing floral tape use 1 piece of craft wire and wrap around 3 pieces of wire or untwist a metal hanger and skip to step 3) If you want a larger monogram repeat this step another time or two!

Step 2.

Take your two clusters of wire and twist the bottoms together to form one long wire.

Step 3.

Shape your wire into desired monogram and set aside.

Step 4.

Take a new piece of wire and cut in 3 inch pieces.  You need one 3 inch piece of wire for each flower you have.

Step 5.

Take 1 piece of 3 inch wire and use wire cutter to bend the tip into a small circle.

Step 6.

Take a flower head and push wire from step 5 into the center of it with straight end first and curved tip on top.

Now you have a flower with a wire stem.

Step 7.

Wrap the wire stem onto your monogram.  I like to start at the bottom and work my way up.

When you are finished the back of your monogram will look like this:

Now you have a Monogram Wreath to place on your Mantel:

Hang on your front door for custom decor:

Attach dowel rods and decorate a potted plant or by your mailbox:

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!  Thanks to Heather for the opportunity.....Paula?

Visit Paula at her blog, JC's Loft!

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13 Comments »

  • Paula said:

    Yay! Thanks again for the opportunity to share this with your readers : )

    Paula

  • Pepper said:

    Wow you make fake flowers look amazing!! Now I want to go and try that out LOL

  • Sticky Business: Posts We Liked This Week | An Eclectic Blog said:

    [...] Dollar Store Crafts suggests a twist on the traditional wreath and making a monogram wreath. [...]

  • Kat in Hawaii said:

    I DID IT!!! I am (was) one of those people that had no idea what to do with a bunch silk flowers…never had EVER made anything that looked nice…so I just did not get it… But I tried to make the exact “M” monogram in the picture above with the pink carnations…and I have to say, IT LOOKS FABULOUS!!! Really, it does! Even my boys said, “Mom, our door looks great…” So, thank you, thank you!

  • Katie said:

    I love this!! I will totally be using this for a Christmas gift for my mom this year.

  • DIY: Marquee Letters | Broke-Ass Stuart's Goddamn Website said:

    [...] that’s cool too (me either), just grab some craft wire and fake flowers and you can make a monogram wreath instead, just twist your craft wire into the shape of your letter then wrap the fake flowers around [...]

  • ashley said:

    i’m sure this is a dumb question, but i’m new to the whole crafting scene… don’t the flowers come with stems already on them? why do we make the wire stem?

  • rhonda said:

    Flowers generally come on plastic stems, not wire. You need the flexible wire stems to hole them onto the form; the plastic stems won’t work for that.

  • Ashley said:

    Has anyone used it with a clothes hanger?

  • Laura said:

    Does anyone know how to make the mini cake in the photo above?

  • Debbie said:

    How did you attach the pink ribbon to the back of the Pink monogram M wreath ?

  • Dollar Store Crafts » Blog Archive » Think Spring! 5 Projects Using Items from Dollar Tree said:

    [...] [Flower Monogram Wreath by Paula @ JC's Loft] [...]

  • Welcome, Spring! | Buymelovestore's Blog said:

    [...] our buffet table, I decided to create a display inspired by this tutorial: DollarStoreCrafts: Make A Floral Monogram. As you know, I love me some Dollar Tree, so I knew I would be able to find exactly what I needed [...]

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