Monograms are all the rage these days. No longer reserved for your favorite shirt, you see them on car bumpers, handbags, towels, pillows, and even the front door. We think given the added expense of holiday shopping and gift giving over Christmas, we love to use home-made decorations that don’t break the budget. We hope you do too. Using monograms as Christmas decorations are a budget friendly way to personalize a wreath, hang on your tree or decorate your mantel. Here’s how we made this holly berry initial.
1) Gather your Supplies. You will need 1 MDF initial, holly berry silk greenery, red spray paint, and a hot glue gun. The number of holly stems will depend on the size of your initial. We used two for ours and had leftover berries.
2) Spray paint your initial. This will help the letter to blend with the berries and it will take less berries to cover the letter.
3) Remove the berries from the stem. While your letter is drying, remove the berries from the plastic stem. You can also remove the holly leaves and set aside for some other project.
4) Glue the berries to your initial. This is not an exact science and doesn’t require any skill. Just apply the berries to your initial making sure to cover it completely. Be careful not to get burned. Those glue guns get HOT!
Once your initial is completely covered you are done. You can simply lean your letter against your mantel or you can mount it on your wall using command strips. You can hot glue ribbon to the back and hang it on your front door or on your Christmas tree. This holiday craft cost us less than $10.00 and will last for multiple seasons. Now this tops our list for Christmas Decorations on a budget. Happy Crafting!
~Beautiful Home Ideas