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Ornamented Monogram Wreath

A monogram gives a decked out door wreath a touch of personalization.

Source: Martha Stewart


  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper

  • Tape

  • Carbon transfer paper

  • 24-by-15-inch piece of 1/4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) (can be cut to order at The Home Depot)

  • Pen

  • Jigsaw

  • Clamp

  • 28-gauge wire

  • Wire cutter

  • Picture-hanging hardware


  1. Create a letter template by drawing your desired letter on a sheet of 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper, and then taping it on top of carbon transfer paper on the MDF board. Transfer the letter onto the board using a pen.
  2. Cut out the letter with a jigsaw.

  3. Double up the garland, making it thicker so that it covers the width of the letter. Keep in mind that for some letters you may need 2 or 3 strands of garland.

  4. Wrap wire around the base of the letter 2 or 3 times until it is secure. Shape garland to fit the monogram board. If you plan on using the lights in the garland, make sure the electrical plug is situated at the bottom of the letter. 

  5. Cut wire into 12-inch pieces and thread through the ornament caps. Nestle an ornament into the garland with the cap facing down into greenery, and twist the wire 2 to 3 times around the back of the monogram to keep the ornament secure. Repeat for the length of the letter.

  6. Attach picture-hanging hardware to hang. Great for indoor or outdoor use.

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