How to DIY a Holly Berry Monogram

I saw this holly berry monogram wreath on the blog Our Unexpected Journey¬†and figured I’d give it a shot. It took a little longer to complete than I expected, but I think it turned out pretty good!

What you’ll need:

Large wooden craft letter

Fake holly berries (I couldn’t find stems of these at Michael’s so I bought holly berry garland and snipped the berry clusters off with wire cutters- this is probably why this project took me a while, ha)

Hot glue and glue sticks

Cranberry-colored acrylic craft paint

Ribbon (I used burlap ribbon from Michael’s)
If your letter is natural wood or white, I recommend painting the entire thing (both sides) with the craft paint before attaching the berries. That way, any small spots that aren’t covered by the berries won’t show so bad. Once the paint has dried completely, glue the berries on using the hot glue. Be sure to cover the sides and inside of the letter.

Once the glue has hardened, string your ribbon through the letter and knot it at the top to hang it. For a little extra embellishment, use another piece of ribbon to tie a bow around your original loop. If your letter isn’t one that you can string ribbon through, like a W, use the hot glue to glue two pieces of ribbon to either side. Tie them together in a bow at the top for hanging.

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