How to Make a Monogram Wreath {Tutorial & My DIY Project Video!}

How to Make a Monogram Wreath {Tutorial & My DIY Project Video!}

As promised, I’m back with a little video I made to show off my recent DIY birch bark monogram wreath project! You’ll see some scenes from the making of the wreath along with instructions for making your own, plus a few peeks at instruction from the The Home Depot Do-It-Herself workshop I was a part of last week.

This post is sponsored by  The Home Depot but the wreath, ideas and video are my own.

The workshop was a great opportunity for us ladies to try out some power tools and learn from the experts at Home Depot. They taught us how to use the tools we can use to make monogram wreaths and DIY projects! If you are a beginner to DIY as I am, you’ll love the workshops!

I’m not super skilled with DIY or video-making but I had fun anyway! :-)

Fun note: the song on the video was written (lyrics and music!) by my daughter’s friend Erin Wirth, performed by Erin and my daughter Courtney in their band called Friends of Friends. Cool, huh? It’s an amazing song, so I hope you enjoy it as you watch the video clips and tutorial for the monogram wreath! You can find their band Friends of Friends on Facebook, so give ’em a like!

Here is the tutorial for my version of the DIY monogram wreath.

Birch Bark Monogram Wreath Tutorial

The cool thing about this project is it’s completely one-of-a-kind and custom designed with natural birch bark, plus, when you cut the letter out of the plywood it is super sturdy and will last for years!

SUPPLIES:

1/4 sheet of plywood
Letter template
Ruler
Pencil
Glue gun and glue sticks
Birch bark
Moss
Twine

TOOLS:

Ryobi Jigsaw
Safety glasses
Clamps
Dremel Multi-Max -or-
Ryobi Job-Plus Multi-Tool

STEP ONE:
Print out a letter template (search for one online to print out or use a stencil).

STEP TWO:
Trace letter onto plywood with a pencil, using a ruler as a straight edge.

STEP THREE:
Lay plywood on cement blocks or sawhorses

STEP FOUR:
Extend the plywood out from work surface and clamp to keep board from moving around.

STEP FIVE:
Cut out letter with a jigsaw (use a fine bit).

STEP SIX:
Use a Dremel Multi-Max equipped with the MM70W sandpaper wood sanding sheet to smooth out any rough edges.

STEP SEVEN:
Paint your letter (including edges). Then start hot gluing your bark (I pulled bark right off a fallen log!), overlapping as necessary. Fill in with moss if desired.

I hot glued a twine ribbon on mine so I could hang it. If you want, you can add your monogram to a wreath, as I did in today’s example!

Hang your monogram and be proud of it, because you made it yourself!

Here are a few photos I took at the workshop!

How to Make a Monogram Wreath {Tutorial & My DIY Project Video!}

Can you believe the store made me my own apron? I LOVE it.

I felt so official, like professional DIY’er heheh.

How to Make a Monogram Wreath {Tutorial & My DIY Project Video!}

Here was the area all set up to teach us how to use the jigsaw and other power tools needed to make the monogram wreaths.

How to Make a Monogram Wreath {Tutorial & My DIY Project Video!}

I got to meet some inspiring ladies who were there ready to learn how to use the power tools from the Home Depot staff who could teach us the ways. We also got to take home a goodie bag, which was fun!

How to Make a Monogram Wreath {Tutorial & My DIY Project Video!}

It’s been fun making my own monogram and sharing it with you all!

Thanks to the Home Depot for encouraging all of us to try something new with power tools!

Do you ever use power tools?

Tell me what kind of projects you like to do!

Disclosure: The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me for their DIH Workshop program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. As always, my experience is my own. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

How to Make a Monogram Wreath {Tutorial & My DIY Project Video!}

Comments

  1. Great video. Wonderful music! Cute idea. Thanks for sharing

  2. Love it! Seems easy enough that I just might attempt this project! Thanks for the video.

  3. Your monogram looks great on the wreath! Lovely video too!
    Jill recently posted..Christmas Trees And A Great BlessingMy Profile

  4. Great project. I’ll try it with a premade letter from Michael’s
    Veronica recently posted..Perks Of A WallflowerMy Profile

  5. Love this! The birch bark is such a cool idea! Great job.
    Erin recently posted..The Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop {+ Monogram Wreath Video Tutorial}My Profile

  6. Just stumbled across this blog! How inspiring! Love that Christmas wreath. Now I am anxious to decorate for Christmas!

    My daughter and I share a blog. The URL is: Momandihookedonthrifting.blogspot.com

    Hope that you will check us out sometime! Would just love that!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    Julie

  7. Great video and I love the final result!
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