Peppermint Monogram Wreath
Our very good friends host our friend Christmas party every year so I thought I’d plan ahead for once and make them a festive peppermint monogram wreath as a thank you gift for hosting. They’re also getting married next year, so I think a monogram wreath is appropriate– nothing says two becoming one like a monogram wreath. Am I right?
Peppermint Monogram Wreath Supplies
12 in. paper mache letter (purchased at JoAnn Fabric)
Note: you won’t need the value bag unless you plan on making a bunch of wreaths.
Step 1: Paint the Letter
I started by spray painting the letter with Rustoleum paint + primer in Colonial Red (satin).
Step 2: Glue on the Peppermints & Red Hots
Then, I unwrapped what felt like 5,000 peppermints, placed them on the letter to determine the layout, and then I used hot glue to glue them into place. As you can see, I went with three across.
After all the peppermints were glued down, I glued the Red Hots where the peppermints met.
Step 3: Attach the Ribbon Hanger
I cut a ~20 inch piece of red, 1-1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon and glued it onto the backside of the letter.
Step 4: Add a Bow
I made a bow and carefully glued it in the middle knot so it wouldn’t easily come undone. Do this by putting the glue gun in the knot of the bow.
Then, I hung the wreath on a wreath hanger and glued the bow in the middle of the ribbon hanger. So it looks like this.
Tadah! This wreath was pretty easy to make and took about an hour or so to make.
The only catch with this wreath is that if you don’t plan on shellacking it, I suggest displaying it indoors. Also, don’t hang it in hot, direct sunlight– the glue can melt.
Are you a peppermint lover? Check out my favorite peppermint products!
You may also like my peppermint Christmas trees!
Red and Green Peppermint Christmas Tree
Red and White Peppermint Christmas Tree
Want more Christmas goodness in your life? Check out my other holiday projects here.
This made my heart totally smile. 🙂
Happy day rock star!
I am loving this! I am going to do this with my son. He will love this craft 🙂
SUPER adorable!! I love red and white together. So fun!
Very cute and so simple! I might have to try this one!
Such cuteness! I love it!
And thanks for the Pinterest Party today, lady! It was lots of fun (and so inspiring!)
Hey Chelsea! I wanted to let you know I just found you on Pinterest and spent 90 minutes of my morning getting caught up on your blog. I love the variety among your posts and how down-to-earth you approach topics. Maybe it’s because we appear to be at the same place in our lives, but I think we’d be friends if you lived in my town! Thanks and keep up the good work!
Aw, thanks so much Sherri! If you’re anything like me, I’m sure we’d be friends if we lived in the same town. 😉
Super cute Chelsea!! I think these would be cute to hang on the kids bedroom doors too!!
The red hots totally make this. I’ve seen so many others that I haven’t loved but I’m digging the peppermint/red hot combo!
This is a wonderful idea…
Love, love, LURVE it! So sassy and Christmas-y! Good idea!
Love it! But, where do you get the letter box? I don’t remember ever seeing them at AC Moore?
I get all of my paper mache letters at JoAnn Fabric. 🙂
I think it is a keeper for me. Only one question. You mentioned shellacking it, but did not say how. My front door faces the sun. Great idea. I’m doing DIY gifts this year. ALL MY GIFTS FACE THE SUN.
I love it! It looks so good, and is definitely an awesome gift for Christmas party hosts!
So cute!! We are about to move to a new place, so I’ll have to make one of these for my front door! 😀
Chelsea! This is bomb! I wanna do this! SO cute!!
This is the cutest idea! This idea is so bright and Cheery! I may post it on my page and link to ya 🙂
This is so very cute. I have a question. I live in FL so I’m thinking I will need to seal it somehow. Have you sealed yours and with what? I’m thinking some products would make it “melt”.. Can’t wait to make one. thanks for sharing. BTW you know you’ve got a great idea when KariAnne’s comment is first!
I didn’t seal this one because my friends’ will be putting it on their front door and since we live in Indiana ants shouldn’t be an issue this time of year. You could try something like Rustoleum’s Clear Gloss spray (found here: http://amzn.to/18wPDLC).
Love this but I have a question ants??? I live in Miami and we have ants especially the little tiny ones that love sweets is there anything to spray on the candies to prevent them??
You could try something like Rustoleum’s Clear Gloss spray (found here: http://amzn.to/18wPDLC).
Hi Chelsea, this is adorable! And very clever. Thanks so much for linking up to our blog party. Have a wonderful holiday. Your friends at HomeGoods
This looks like such a fun project! I bet it even smells good:)
This is the first project like this that I’ve really liked. I’m definitely going to do this one!
So cute… I am pinning 🙂
I’ll right away take hold of your rss feed as I can not find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.
Do you’ve any? Please allow me recognise in order that I may subscribe.
michael kors handbags outlet
Love the looks of this as well as how easy it seems. Was wondering tho… will adding all those candies make the box letter kinda heavy? Am concerned with the glued ribbon not holding tightly. Also wondering if it could be done with a smaller size letter… or different color scheme… the possibilities are endless! 🙂
I love this! I made one for myself, my mom, mother in law, my husbands grandma and my step-mom! Thanks for the awesome idea! So festive and easy!
So cute! I love the color combination. My son would probably end up licking the whole thing clean if I left it hanging at his eye level!
Such a festive and fun project!