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Monogram Christmas Wreath

Place your personal stamp on the holidays with this monogram Christmas decoration. It’s as easy as wrapping cardboard letters with garland and adding the Christmas ornaments of your choice.

Monogram H Christmas Decoration with Ornaments.

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools & Materials

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Instructions

Use our letter patterns as a guide, draw a letter freehand or print a letter in the font of your choice. Check that the average lines and curves on the letter pattern are thinner than the diameter of the garland you choose.

Step 1

From a cardboard box, cut a piece 26 inches square. Use spray adhesive if you need to join two boxes together for a piece the correct size. On each cardboard square, mark out a grid of 1-inch squares.

Good to Know

You can vary the size of the monogram by changing the ratio listed on the patterns. The ratio for each is 1/4 inch equals 1 inch on the cardboard.

Step 2

Mark the Shape of Your Letter on the Grid.

Download Garland Monogram Christmas Decoration Letters A-R or Garland Monogram Christmas Decoration Letters S-9, depending on which letter or number you plan to make. Print the letter of your choice. Follow the grid on the pattern and mark out the shape of the letter on the grid you drew on the cardboard.

Step 3

Cut Out the Shape of the Monogram.

Use a utility knife to cut out the shape of the letter. Follow a straightedge where needed on the straight lines in the letter. From the leftover cardboard, cut eight 2-inch-square spacers. Stack the spacers in pairs and fasten them together with spray adhesive. Adhere the cardboard double squares evenly spaced on the back of the letter — they’re a good way to reinforce creases in the cardboard. Apply green spray paint (Spruce Green shown) to the cardboard shape and let dry.

Step 4

Poke Holes in the Cardboard.

Use an awl to poke pairs of holes every 6-8 inches around the shape of the letter, starting at the bottom and centered on the letter shape.

Step 5

Wire the Garland to the Cardboard Letter.

Lay the letter on a flat surface and place garland around the shape of the letter. Cut pieces of floral wire about 6 inches long. Place a wire through one of the holes in the cardboard, wrap the wire around the garland and feed the end to the back of the cardboard through the other paired hole. Twist the wire ends together to hold the garland in place and clip off the excess wire. Repeat to continue wiring the garland in place until you reach the starting point. Trim off any excess garland as needed.

Step 6

Attach Ornaments to the Monogram Wreath.

Use a glue gun to attach ornaments to the garland.

Step 7

Make holes near the top of the cardboard to attach loops of floral wire for hanging the finished garland monogram.

Make your monogram sparkle with colorful ornaments and accessories. Then look for accessories to complement your new DIY decoration.

 

Add to your Christmas decor with:

Indoor Christmas Decorations

Christmas Wreaths & Garland

Christmas Ornaments & Tree Toppers