Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DIY Initial (or Monogram) Wreath

It was a cold, snowy March a couple years ago and IU was about the begin competing in the NCAA basketball tournament.  Hopes were high and I was restless (remember, it was snowy....) when I decided I would fashion my own IU wreath to support my Hoosiers.  About halfway through the project I was slightly frustrated, but with Hubby's help it was smooth sailing.    The best part of this project, it doesn't have to be just an IU symbol.  You can use the same method to make any letter or symbol you desire.....or best yet.....a monogram.

I picked up a foam board and some crimson yarn and already had a utility knife, which I (or rather Hubby) used to cut the board.  I started by using my IU Basketball necklace as a template for the logo and drew a larger version on the board. 

I made it through some of the cutting myself before calling in Hubby for back up.

 Luckily, he was able to do so without any trouble. 

From there I hot glued a piece of yarn to the back and just wrapped and wrapped and wrapped and wrapped.  (Sorry I don't have any pictures, I was too busy wrapping.....but seriously, I just wrapped until all the white was covered and I felt it was thick enough, no real scientific method.)

The wreath has held up well.  It graces our door not only during basketball season, but also for the Bucket Game and once when the Hoosiers played in the College World Series.  I'm thinking this snowy winter I'll make a monogram next and this time maybe wrap with twine instead....stay tuned.  Really the sky is the limit.

Last week I Shared My Style with the link up and absolutely loved checking out everyone's incredible ideas.  I'm anxious again to see what everyone has shared this much inspiration all in one place!
Uptown Acorn

Happy Crafting!


  1. Did you know my Jeff went to IU too? He is originally from Seymour, IN. I love your design. He wears his two IU tees proudly. Thanks for sharing at Share Your Style.

    1. I've noticed his tees on a couple of your posts, but didn't realize that he's from Seymour! What a small world!! You would enjoy the warmer months ;)! Thank you for stopping by!


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