Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fresh Cedar Monogram Wreath

Do you not love the smell of  fresh cut cut greenery?

When I saw Ballard’s Alphabet Wreath I knew this would be easy to make and perfect for my back door!

Christmas Monogram Wreath

I used the same pattern that I used on my DIY Wooden Letter to cut out my wreath form.

Large Letter Cut out of plywood

Only this time I cut it out of plywood with a jigsaw and sanded lightly to insure the edges where round and clean. 

Plywood Cut Out

This plywood was left over from the back of the  Crate & Barrel Knock Off BookcasesYeah!  Another free project.

Letter Wreath Supplies

Basic Supplies:  Letter form, fresh cut greenery, wire, and wire cutters.

Cedar Wreath

I started at the bottom of the letter,  layered the greenery, and wrapped with wire.  I’m sure you’re all smart enough to be aware of this, but I’ll mention it anyways, lay the greenery in the same direction that it grows on the tree. 

Letter Wreath

At the end, twist the wire around to secure in the back.

DIY Monogrammed Wreath

In desperate need of a hair cut!

Fresh Cedar Letter Wreath

I added a pine cone, a sprig of Nadina berries, and hung from a bow.

Edit:  I used “Adobe Hebrew” font for the pattern.  And the pattern can be found here “Printing Multiple Pages”.

 

Carrie

 

79 comments:

  1. Love it! If I could conquer my fear of power tools, I'd do this today!

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  2. I WANT one!!!! If I had the letter - and the tools, I'd have one now!

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  3. Don't let fancy tools stop you. Use thick cardboard or foam core. You might need to glue a few pieces together to get it nice and sturdy.

    Just think outside the box. Where there's a will there's a way!

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  4. I love it! It turned out so cute and better than the Ballard one! :) If you can't make the letter they have large letters at certain JoAnn Fabric stores too.

    Nice job Carrie!!!

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  5. Wonderful!!!! I love love this! Im not kidding this is BETTER than Ballards!
    ~Tana

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  6. that looks awesome! i would love to give this as a gift this year. thanks for the idea!

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  7. super cute blog! new follower! xoxo-lollyjane

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  8. I love this too! So many wonderful ideas! Just found you today and thrilled! http://studio1621.blogspot.com/
    Jennie

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  9. HA! I fell in LOVE with these when I saw them and was totally going to recreate one as well! lol ....however not with the wooden part as that is beyond my skillz ;) Fabulous!

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  10. oh wow!! I love this.. Its so well done!! You are amazing..

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  11. so pretty! i will have to make one asap!

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  12. Thank you for this!! I was going to order one for my parents but this will be MUCH cheaper to do it myself now that I know how! :)

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  13. Great idea, this would make a great gift as well!

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  14. Very Nice! I like the "Welcome" lettering on your door too. Can I ask where you got yours? Thanks.

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  15. Beautiful! Excellent job and I can't wait to try this out for my own door!
    Thanks for sharing!
    www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com
    -Amanda

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  16. What about it drying out. How long do you think it will last?

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  17. Thank you for your sweet comments!
    happymomof3~
    I have done garland's in the past and have had great success with them lasting. Different cutting (or trees/bushes) will have an effect on how long it last. Cedar and Cyprus don't usually last as long as holly and boxwood. Also the weather can help or hurt..... if you live in a milder climate {such as South Carolina} some years I only get two weeks. But it seriously only took less than 10 minutes to make after I gathered all the supplies! So if if I need to do redo it in the middle of the month it's no biggie :D

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  18. I love it!!! It looks great on your door! Although it would look great on my door! :)

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  19. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. Come join me at www.myhappinessexperiment.blogspot.com
    ~Jessica

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  20. Thanks this looks great. I am so doing this. Going to the store in a bit picking up what I need. Plus we just had a huge windstorm here so tons of branches to choose from.

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  21. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at the Strut your Stuff Party!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  22. Oh my stars!!! I love, love, love this project!!! Hmmmm, I think I am going to be making myself one of these beauties as I have lusted over the Ballards ones so many times but didn't want to spend the cash.

    BTW, I wanted to say I love your blog. I just found it through Money Saving Mom and was thrilled to see you are another SC Blogger (we also used to live in Upstate NY!). Please pop over and visit me when you can at Southern Somedays.

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  23. WOW, what a GREAT gift idea!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

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  24. Great Project. I was wondering what is the name of the font you used for the letter?

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  25. Thank you everyone!!!

    The font is Adobe Hebrew.

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  26. I love this idea. You have inspired me. ~~Sherry~~

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  27. made one too. i just used a garland that i bought at ross for $9.99. the wire was stiff enought that i could bend and shape it and it would stay. check it out at www.upcyclery.blogspot.com - it may be posted in a week or so. but i have some other fun stuff there too.

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  28. This is so playful and cute, love the idea! :)

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  29. Very pretty and looks easy to do! I love your project. I will have to make one for sure.

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  30. What a great idea...I just might have to steal it if you don't mind.. :)

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  31. Fabulous! It really adds a personal and welcoming touch to your front door! We would be the letter "T" not too difficult, haha! Gonna try this. Thanks for the tute!
    ~Michelle

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  32. Love this monogram-adorable -I will definitely be copying this one!!

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  33. That is so nice! I will be spending the next few days trying to locate someone with a cedar tree so I can do this!
    www.5kidsandadog.com

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  34. Love, love, love this! We want to copy this asap!

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  35. Love it! I have been wanting one too! Your wood lettering skills amaze me, great job!

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  36. Love this idea. I am going to attempt it almost identically tomorrow, as I am in need of an R as well! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  37. I la-la-love this project! I just might have to use it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  38. What a great idea! I love that Ballard Catalog and most of what is in it. I need to get busy and make one or two of these. I think it would be a great pick me up and cheer her up gift!
    Debbie

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  39. LOVE THIS!!! I might just have to make one for my door. Thanks for the tutorial:)

    Stacy@ Not JUST A Housewife

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  40. That is fabulous and better than Ballards! I just may have to try this!
    Lacy

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  41. Beautiful and clever at the same time. Beats Ballard's prices. Great job..
    I am your newest follower, come on over, you may want to follow me as well.
    Hugs, Ginger

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  42. Wow! This is really cute, I love it!..Christine

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  43. This is so gorgeous! Nice job.

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  44. Great tutorial Carrie, love this idea!

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  45. Wonderful! I love this DIY project! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Holly

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  46. love love love! looks really expensive!

    i'm your newest follower!

    bloggingbypictures.blogspot.com

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  47. This wreath is incredible! I love the monogram and the personalization of it! I am SO making this for my door! Probably not until next year... But I just love it! I missed posting Topsy Turvy Tuesday's this week, but I'll be featuring this next week! It's just gorgeous. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  48. OMG! This is amazing and genius all at the same time! Great job! I think I'm totally going to make a few of these for my neighbors!!!

    Thank you for linking up at Sew Woodsy! We featured your project yesterday! Please make sure you grab a "featured" button!

    http://sewwoodsy.blogspot.com/2010/11/features-winner-of-timber-green-woods.html

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  49. Amazing!!!! Great DIY project, and it looks so fabulous on your front door! I maybe trying this with foam boards since I dont have a jigsaw...

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  50. LOVE this idea! QUESTION, how do I get such a large letter? I understand the block posters and all, but you have to have a large letter to begin with. Please help! Thanks

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  51. AEGriffith~ First you will need open up a program that will allow you to save an image in JPG format, such as, Photoshop, Word, or Paint. Type a letter/number and enlarge it as far as you can go on a single page. Again, I recommend that you use a light color or just an outline of the letter/number to save on ink. Save as a JPG file. Then import into www.blockposters.com.

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  52. Awesome! Thank you so much! The wreath that you did is awesome!

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  53. I am obsessed with doing this wreath!! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  54. Hi Carrie - This looks amazing! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  55. I am a new follower of this blog! I LOVED this post I had to share it on my blog! Thanks for the cute idea and for being so talented!!

    -Lacey

    www.thequalefamily.blogspot.com

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  56. I'm featuring this today. Feel free to grab a button if you'd like.

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  57. Wow! That looks great! Nice job!

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  58. So I totally copied you and made your exact project and I couldn't be be excited about the results! Thanks for posting this idea. I have to tell you that several people have already come over to my house to clip cedar of their own to copy your idea too. AND my husband taught me today how to cut letters out with his saw and now I can do this myself :) Here's my post of your idea if you wanna see it! http://robinsonhomesweethome.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/christmas-wreath/ Thanks again!

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  59. LOVE it! You did an amazing job on that... wow!

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  60. love this idea!! i saw one at a flower shop this past weekend for $35.00!!!

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  61. Wow - I never would have thought it would be that simple. It looks absolutely GORGEOUS! Great thinking!

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  62. This is great Carrie! I am glad I already had a letter on hand, not sure I could tackle the way you did!

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  63. Oh, now I wish my last name didn't start with "O"!!

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  64. So cute, I had to make my own....."H" super easy too....just time consuming, I glued....Thanks for the great idea!!

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  65. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for sharing! I'd been eyeing the Ballard one, but they ran out of our letter so this is absolutely perfect, especially since it's cheaper ;)

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  66. simply lovely! thanks for sharing.

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  67. This is fabulous! I love your blog and post. I included this in a collection of wreath ideas for my blog, Love Where You Live:
    http://thegreenplum.blogspot.com/2010/12/in-my-mailbox-great-diy-wreath-ideas.html

    I hope you don't mind. And I also hope my visitors come over here to see more. Cheers! -susan

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  68. What a great idea! Totally simple and impactful! Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.thesitsgirls.com/get-paid-blogging

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  69. I like how your door says welcome on it.

    lisa

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