Monogrammed Twig Wreath Ornament

Monogrammed Twig Wreath Ornament

Phew, I’ve been in a decorating frenzy the last three days! My halls are officially decked.

Today I’m sharing a fun little ornament project. We are coming up on our 14th Get Your DIY on Challenge: Ornament Tutorials.  After this week, there are only two more challenges left!

When I was deciding what kind of ornament I wanted to make, I thought I could make my DIY Twig Wreath on a smaller scale and that’s just what I did.

Here is what I started with:

Monogrammed Mini Twig Wreath Ornament

 

 

Don’t mind the painted mason jar lid ring, that was part of a project fail. It happens 🙂

I started by breaking my twigs into 3″ pieces. Then I hot glued them to the flat side of the ring.

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I continued adding twigs all the way around.

Monogrammed Mini Twig Wreath Ornament

Then I added a second layer and a few stems from a cranberry cotton easter plant from my front yard to add interest.

Monogrammed Mini Twig Wreath Ornament

 

I spray painted my mini-wreath white. I also spray painted my star silver.

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I decided to add a monogram to my mini wreath, “J” for my last name, James. To add a wintry texture to my letter, I used “Buffalo Snow Flurries” from Michaels. If you have a Christmas Village, this is the most life-like snow! To apply it to my wreath, I spray painted the letter and while it was wet, piled the “snow” on top.

Monogrammed Mini Twig Wreath Ornament

 

Then I shook off the excess. I did the same to my mini wreath.

Monogrammed Mini Twig Wreath Ornament

 

I hot glued all of the elements together and added a small piece of silver ribbon to the back as a hanger.

Monogrammed Mini Twig Wreath Ornament

 

Voila! The red ribbon really pops against the white wreath.

Monogrammed Mini Twig Wreath Ornament

 

Monogrammed Mini Twig Wreath Ornament

This would also be pretty as a keepsake for each guest at your dinner table. You could even just make one for each family.

Monogrammed Mini Twig Wreath Ornament

 

Monogrammed Twig Wreath Ornament

Here are the fun ornaments my co-hosts are sharing: Ornament Tutorials

3 Simple Gold Ornaments  Just a Girl and Her Blog

Instagram Ornaments   The Hankful House

Super-Simple Silhouette Ornaments  House by Hoff

Simple Stunning DIY Feather Ornaments  The Happy Housie

Our new Get Your DIY on link party theme: Ornaments,  Starts Sunday at 7:00 EST.  Come share or just come by to get inspired!  I know these parties inspire me!

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Comments

  1. These are so pretty.. I’ve got to get busy making one.. thanks for making it look so simple

  2. Christy, this ornament is just gorgeous and what a brilliant idea to use the Mason jar lid!! lol, I have a couple from a failed project and you just totally inspired me! Love this so much! Pinning! Have a happy Friday!

  3. Love your sense of humor! and I really like the wreath – I just bought some spray snow – I think I will make these for my adult God children – Do you mind if I steal your idea?! Question for you……Is it overwhelming and difficult to come up with a craft for your link party every week? Your ideas are always great and appear to be thought out by a person who is not surrounded with little kids!!!!!! Just saying! Keep up the great work cause I enjoy seeing each new idea! Trisha

    • Aww you are so sweet!! Of course you can use this idea, that’s exactly why I love to share! As for coming up with a project for each theme every week, there’s a bit of panic involved to be honest, but it’s fun to push yourself to be creative too…especially when a project turns out well 🙂

  4. What a great idea for a hostess gift! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. This is super-adorable! Even with the hair–ha!!!

    -andi

  6. This is so adorable and what a great tutorial!

  7. Totally cute Christy! And so simple, love that! But darn, I won’t have my ornament post up until Thursday! I’ll have to remember to stop in and share! 😉

    Nancy

  8. These are stunning Christy- I love the way the different textures work together and the red and white is my favourite color combo right now!!

  9. This is just lovely Christy!! And it’s my initial 😉

    • Thanks, JoAnne! I considered making them for each of my Christmas guests (one for each family), but since I can only find the twigs by venturing out in the freezing cold…might have to come up with another idea 🙂 XO

  10. I am loving this ornament. I love that you used twigs and then spray painted them white. Makes the ribbon and letter really pop! I’d love you to share at our Link It or Lump It party!

    http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2013/12/link-it-or-lump-it-party-17.html

  11. This is awesome!!! Now I wanna make one! I’m pinning this one to our board!!! Thanks for linking up to DIY Sunday Showcase!!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

  12. Really pretty! Gorgeous ornament! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday link party!

  13. So lovely and I like that it is ornament sized, though it would make a gorgeous standard wreath, too, I think!

  14. HI Christy,
    Thank you so much for linking up your adorable Mini Twig Wreath at the Link It or Lump It Link party last week. I wanted to let you know that one of my co-hosts picked your ornament as a feature. Come on over and grab a button and don’t forget to link up again this week!
    Melissa
    http://www.twoityourself.com/2013/12/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-18-plus.html

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