I am an admitted wreath junkie. I’ve posted several wreaths on this blog and I love decorating them. So I was excited when The Wreath Depot contacted me about doing a project, because it was the chance to switch things up a bit. You see, I don’t typically work with natural/real wreaths – but after making this monogrammed wreath, that is about to change. I love the idea of having a real wreath base and adding a Mod Podged element to it for decoration. So easy – so quick – and so pretty.
I ordered a eucalyptus wreath from The Wreath Depot because I wanted to have a textured, green base that I could add something to. I did not except the wreath to smell this good! It arrived in a large box, and it was even more gorgeous than in the photo on their site – lush and full. This The Wreath Depot’s 24th year of making handcrafted wreaths, so I guess they know what they are doing by now. Ha! In addition to eucalyptus wreaths, they have dried flower wreaths, twig wreaths, silk wreaths, lavender wreaths . . . they also have wreaths for every season. I’m going to get to a great giveaway, but before that, I want to show you how I customized my wreath.
Gather These Supplies
- Eucalyptus wreath from The Wreath Depot – I got this one
- Wood letter large enough to fit in the center of your wreath
- Mod Podge Matte
- Scrapbook paper of your choice
- Silver spray paint
- Pine cones
- Hot glue gun or floral wire
Hot glue the letters and pinecones to the wreath. Now here’s a little secret – I only used enough hot glue to tack the items down, but I didn’t go crazy with it. This is so I can remove the pieces from the wreath and change it up later! This is an option, or you can also use green floral wire to accomplish the same task.
I’m so thrilled with my gorgeous wreath! I didn’t actually tell you until now, but this one is for my friend Maya. She’s been dying for a winter wreath for her door in her apartment complex – and now she has one!
I don’t say this very often, but The Wreath Depot exceeded my expectations. I’ve had some so-so experiences ordering plant life online (stories for another time), so I wasn’t sure what would arrive in the mail. My wreath came quickly and it was better than I expected!