Sunday, July 17, 2011

Grape Vine Monogrammed Wreath

One of the things I love the most about Richmond is its proximity to the wineries in Charlottesville.  Last weekend, Hubs and I celebrated his birthday in Charlottesville and were pleasantly surprised when we stumbled upon a relatively new winery.  Stinson Vineyards has an absolutely gorgeous tasting room and property and their wines are fantastic to boot.

While I was there, I picked up this adorable little wreath made from grape vines.

I had a million and one ideas as to what I wanted to do with it, but like most of my projects, I choose one idea and run with it, for better or worse.

I decided to make a monogrammed wreath, but I knew that it would not hold the weight of a wooden letter.  I am not lucky enough to own a Silhouette, so I printed out a large letter M from MS Word and traced and cut it out of a piece of cardboard.

I then traced the letter on to a piece of scrap fabric.

Eight months after purchasing my very first jar of Mod Podge I finally opened it and attempted to Mod Podge the fabric onto the cardboard letter.

While the Mod Podge dried I made a couple of fabric rosettes from some other scraps. When the letter was completely dry, I trimmed off the edges where the fabric and cardboard didn't line up correctly (and there were quite a few). 

I couldn't decide quite how I wanted the wreath to look, so after a couple of tries I ended up with this:

I will admit, it's not as awesome as what I had envisioned, but I dig it nonetheless.   One of the things we AquaSeventy6 girls live by is the mantra that design doesn't have to perfect to be wonderful to us.

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  1. LOVE the idea of a monogramed wreath! I think you did a great job, girl. Now I am inspired to slap one of those puppies on my front door. Hmmm...

  2. Found you over at The Mustard Ceiling. I'm adding a link to you in my blogroll at


  3. Lovin' how this turned out, so cute! Thanks for linking up today at my Mix and Mingle.

  4. Hi, came across your blog at The Mustard Ceiling today. I like your ideas...will be following you.

  5. love it your wreath looks awesome and love the colors you choose come see me at

  6. Too cute! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  7. Thanks so much for linking to Thrifty Thursday...what a neat idea! :)