Do you subscribe to the Groopdealz e-mails? They send out about 2 a day and every other day or so, I find something that I just can't live without. It's a sickness really. Well, such was the case last month when they had custom wood monograms for sale for $22 each. Can you even imagine the level of excitement that elicited from me, a person who has pined for a wood monogram for oh, years?! If you've ever looked for them on Etsy, you'll know that they can be kind of pricey, so $22 is a great deal! I snatched up 2 for me, and grabbed 3 others for Christmas gifts. Yes, I bought Christmas gifts in April, so sue me! ;)
Wanna see what I did with mine? Do ya, do ya?!
I picked up some chevron painted burlap ribbon at HobLob (they have all colors and I almost peed myself when I saw them... so cute!), and made a little loop to hang each monogram from. Oh, and the monograms come unfinished so I had to douse them in a little white spray paint first.
Then I made a bow by taking a long piece of ribbon, folding it in on itself and hot gluing it (oh, I also picked up a new glue gun while I was at HobLob and it is wonderful! the mechanism inside my old one wouldn't grab the glue stick anymore so I had to push the glue stick down with one hand and aim the glue gun with the other. talk about ghetto!).
Then I wrapped another piece around the middle and voila - a chevron burlap bow!
I looped a piece of rope through the long hanger piece and glued the bow on, then I had cute monogram "wreaths." Can you call anything you hang on a door a wreath? I think so.
I've mentioned before how much I love my french front doors, but it does get expensive to outfit them in wreaths. Luckily, these monograms were super affordable. I have to say, I think these "wreaths" are my favorite yet.
Looking at these photos, I think it's about time for a new rug for my front stoop. I've only had this plain black one for 5 years now. It's not worn out or anything. #sarcasm Do any of you have a good source for extra wide rugs? Another problem with having french front doors... #firstworldproblems Okay, two hashtags in the same paragraph is quite enough. See you lovelies tomorrow!
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