Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monogram Wreath for Free!

 I was so excited about my new curtain look, but was trying to figure out what to do to my empty space in the middle that didn't look just right.  (Check that out here.)  Thankfully, many of you commented and gave me some ideas, so I decided to go with it!  Thanks so much to Terrel at Frou Frou Decor all the great ideas!   So, I've wanted a large monogram letter in my house somewhere, and just haven't been fortunate enough to find an antique one in my price range.  So, in the middle of making loads of applesauce, I just had to do a craft!  Here's what I did:
Materials I used: (By the way, the cost was free because I had everything!)
  • Cardboard from scrapbook page packing (I save all those clean cardboards tht come with album supplies hoping for a craft someday.)
  • Letter stencil or Cricut Cut-out (Ok - it finally pays off to be the general leader for a 4-H club and storing all their supplies in my house!  I have their stencils in 3 large sizes.)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Spray Glue
  • Newspaper to spray on
  • Moss

Did you notice the applesauce in the back ground of that first picture?  Mr. Right was working on the applesauce with my daughter while I was supposed to be taking care of the baby.  I got her to go in the swing for a little bit while I got my crafting in.  I am so thankful for my understanding Mr. Right for not getting mad at my messing around at that moment! 

The first thing I did was cut out the "S" out of the cardboard. 

Then I spread the moss out on the newspaper and separated.  Then came the fun - spraying the glue! I turned the glued board into the moss and pressed.  This was my first experience with moss, so I found it hard to stick down on the board.  I ended up going back and respraying some of the spots that were showing cardboard and resticking the moss.  The last step before hanging the "S" was to give it a haircut (this part my husband actually laughed at me for!)

Well, I then took a ribbon and hung it from the middle and tied a bow to hold it there in the middle of our window.  Low and behold, this didn't totally fix the gold curtain rod that was really bothering me.  So I took the tan curtain panel off the gold rod and put it on the black rod higher up.  I don't like that the panels don't go to the floor like the swag does, but for the most part, you don't notice it.
Here's a close up of the wreath and the bar moved out of there.  Please let me know what you think now! 

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  1. Look at you!!! That totally makes the perfect statement! I love it, girly! Sooo creative! :D Enjoy your sweet day!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  2. So so so CUTE! I love it! And I have a feeling I will be making one soon. I love a nice frugal project!

  3. Oh this looks great on your curtains! Good job!


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