Create a sweet and simple floral monogram wreath, inspired by Martha Stewart but customized entirely by you! In just 20 minutes, you can make a unique wreath to personalize any space or gift to neighbors and friends.
These monogram initial wreaths are the perfect decoration for any special occasion, including wedding receptions, bridal showers, birthdays and more! They are a sweet and simple addition to a nursery, front porch, entryway, or anywhere in your home.
Martha didn’t give any instructions, but I have you covered. I put my imagination to work to create my own wreath, and now I can’t wait to share the goodness with you. Follow along to make your own today!
I made my wreath in the letter “A” for my sweet daughter Adalyn. I wanted it to have simple, straight lines so I designed it in print instead of cursive. There are so many ways to personalize these initial wreaths to make them your own.
How to Use a Monogram Wreath
You can display monogram initial wreaths in so many different ways and places. They will make any special occasion instantly feel more special, because it will have a personal, handmade touch.
At Special Occasions
Use these monogram wreaths anywhere for instant charm. They are perfect for decorating special occasions, especially outdoor celebrations such as weddings (use your wedding colors!), receptions, bridal showers, baby showers, anniversary celebrations, Easter picnics, spring birthday parties, Mother’s Day gatherings, and more!
Hang a monogram wreath on a porch, from a tree branch, on the back of a chair, or against a backdrop. Add it to a table centerpiece, leaning against a candle or lantern. String several letters onto a banner and hang. These will look so sweet anywhere.
I would love to get a thoughtful handmade gift like a monogram wreath. These would be perfect for friends, family, and especially for new neighbors as a welcome to the neighborhood. These would also make a thoughtful housewarming gift. This would be a sweet gesture for a newly married couple, who are so excited to be sharing a name. And oh my goodness, we can’t forget babies! These would be so adorable as a newborn baby gift – perfect for any nursery.
Trust me, as soon as you make one you will realize that everyone needs a monogram wreath in their life!
Tools and Supplies
Open your craft closet – you probably have most of the supplies on hand that you’ll need to make your monogram wreath.
- Scissors – Sharp enough to cut through floral wire.
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (optional) – To use in addition to floral tape, if desired.
- Floral Stems – At least 2 stems. Choose your favorite color and flower. Use wired stems if you want letters to curve easily.
- Floral Tape – For securing floral stems together. I chose brown to blend with the stems.
- Floral Wire (optional) – A good way to secure loose ends for a more tailored look, if desired.
- Ribbon – For hanging wreath; choose coordinating color and style.
How to Make a Monogram Wreath
This wreath is so quick and easy to make – start to finish is only 20 minutes! Plus it is inexpensive and looks absolutely gorgeous when it is done.
Get the full printable tutorial in the how-to card below.
- Gather Supplies – Plug in hot glue gun if desired.
- Arrange into Shape – Arrange floral stems into desired shape.
- Join Stems as Needed – If you use two stems to create one longer stem, use as little tape as possible to do the job (see photo below).
- Cut Extra Stems – I recommend cutting any extra stems after you have your final shape, just to make sure you’re happy with it first.
- Join with Tape – Adhere stems together with floral tape. Note that you will need to go in every direction several times (see photo above).
- Secure Loose Ends (Optional) – If you want to secure any stems tighter together, you can also do so with a small bit of floral wire. It is thinner than tape, so it is less visible. I chose to leave the ends of my wreath loose for a more natural look.
This “A” is for my daughter Adalyn, and it is as sweet and whimsical as she is. I layered it over a framed window pane for a charming background and to help it feel a bit more substantial. It was the perfect finishing touch.
How to Customize a Monogram Wreath
There are so many great ways to customize these wreaths to fit your style, space, and any special occasion you can think of. After you read all of these ideas, you won’t want to stop at just one!
Make it Your Own
This probably sounds obvious, but do whatever you want to make these wreaths your own. Choose your favorite color and use your favorite flowers.
Make them thick with flowers or mostly twigs, or anywhere in between. Size them small and sweet or large enough to fill a wall. Use your favorite font style – simple and straight like I used, or something with a lot of curves and flourishes. Whatever makes these wreaths you, try it!
Make More Than One
Why stop at one of a good thing? Make these a true monogram, with three letters interwoven together. Or make separate wreaths but spell out an entire word or name, like in the inspiration photo. How cute would these look across a wall in a nursery or child’s room?
Make Holiday Monogram Wreaths
These would be so sweet customized for holidays! Make a heart shape or spell the word LOVE in pink, white, or red flowers for Valentine’s Day. How about green clover in the word LUCKY for St. Patrick’s Day?
Red, white, and blue in the letters USA for the 4th of July, red holly in the word JOY for Christmas, and something sparkly with the year for New Years. There is no end to the fun you can have with these initial wreaths for any holiday of the year!
Add anything you can think of to make these your own! Get instant personality with unique-to-you embellishments, secured with floral wire. Hanging these in a nursery?
Try adding a sweet pair of baby slippers to the top of the wreath. Using these as wedding decor? Add some glittery bells! Anything small will work as long as it doesn’t visually overbalance your wreath.
More Easy DIY Wreaths
- DIY Christmas Wreath
- Spring Wreaths
- Update a Basic Wreath
- Preserved Boxwood Wreath
- Wheat Sheaf
- DIY Monogram Initials
- Floral Stems
- Floral Tape
- Hot Glue optional
- Floral Wire optional
- Hot Glue Gun (optional)
- Gather supplies and plug in hot glue gun, if desired.
- Arrange floral stems into desired shape. Play around with the stems until you are happy with the shape and size.
- If you use two stems to create one longer stem, use as little tape as possible to adhere them. Floral tape is removeable and easy to work with, so don’t worry about making a mistake.
- Once you have a shape you like, cut any stems as needed. I recommend cutting excess stems after you have your final shape, just to make sure you’re happy with it first.
- Adhere stems together with floral tape. Note that you will need to go in every direction several times. Press to seal tape as you do so. Optional: You may use a touch of hot glue as well.
- If you want to secure any stems together for a tighter look, you can do so with a small piece of floral wire. It is thinner and less visible than tape. Or you can choose to leave the ends of your wreath loose for a more natural look.