DIY Monogram Spring Wreath

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With Mother’s Day almost here I’ve been thinking a lot about how my mother has influenced how I decorate.  I think one of the biggest decor lessons I learned from her was to choose quality over quantity and that less is more.  After I went to college my mom spent many years living on a sailboat-life of boat living is a lesson in priorities, you simply don’t have the room for extraneous “stuff!” While she lived in a condo now, she still applies those rules to her decor and I find myself practicing the same minimalism in my decor.

Another lesson she taught me was to invest in quality items, she’s one to eat with her good silver and china everyday and I love that about her!  That philosophy is why I thought of her when I received this gorgeous Balsam Hill wreath on my doorstep a few weeks ago. (Excuse the kitty photo bomb, that’s my 15 year old cat Skipper!)

balsam hill wreath

This beautiful Meadow Wreath is just amazingly detailed..you’d never guess it was faux greenery, it’s just beautiful! I received the 32″ version without lights and it’s the perfect big and bold size for my front door. Balsam Hill challenged me to show how this wreath fit in my decor and I was so excited to get started! I first added some extra white faux flowers to give the wreath a more spring-like feel. I just stuck the sprigs into the greenery so I can remove them easily later in the year to change the wreath up seasonally.

monogram balsam hill wreath

I also order a custom R monogram from the Etsy shop Custom Cut Monograms. When it arrived it was unfinished but I gave it a few coats of white laquer spray paint and it looked perfect on my wreath!

balsalm hill wreath front door

For the chair on the porch I had an orange outdoor pillow I found at Target and I thought it would look fantastic with a larger print in navy to compliment it.  I found the perfect pillows (and reasonably priced!) at the Etsy shop Linnea Designs (gorgeous fabrics in her store!!)

I’m in love with how the wreath turned out and how the traditional look of the wreath somehow fits just right with the more modern pillows. I’m so excited that I’ll be able to use this wreath as a base for decor year round just by changing out accessories!

Do you want to win your own beautiful Meadow Wreath? How about a $100 Etsy gift card to help you accessorize it and make it your own?? To enter simply leave me a comment telling me how you would decorate your Meadow Wreath to fit with your decor style!

A big “thank you” to Balsam Hill for sponsoring this generous giveaway! For even more chances to win hop over to the Balsam Hill Blog to enter their Mother’s Day Grand Prize giveaway!

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Comments

  1. barbara n says

    I love the look of the monogram and I like that I could add special touches based on the time of the year!

  2. Sarah says

    Love the wreath, it does not look faux – LOVE that!! I would decorate it with red, white, and blue it would fit our way of life. I would also put our monogram in the center. We live in the south (but we are not southerners) and monograms are every where, so why not join the crowd. Then as the holidays approached I would dress it differently for each holiday.

  3. April Ruppe says

    I love that wreath, it’s just gorgeous!!! And I have actually been searching online for something JUST like that, to put on my door! I would even need an “R” too! So, I would probably recreate your look, it’s classic!

  4. Sandy A says

    Such a beautiful wreath—I would add the initial of our last name-”A” for Anderson. I just love that look…

  5. Tiffany L says

    WOW Melissa! What a generous week of giveaways!!! I would add a beautiful burlap bow and pirch a colored bird on the bottom. Maybe red or blue for 4th of July!

  6. Julie says

    I have been wanting to do a monogram on my front door – so I would likely copy what you did – maybe a three letter monogram.
    THANKS for the ideas.

  7. Eloquence says

    I like what you did — I think I’d add in some bright colored flowers to welcome spring!

  8. says

    Melissa! Love your wreath & embellishments! I would place that gorgeous wreath right on top of a very large distressed aqua star (it’s fairly flat) on my “Texas front door,” then add something timely to the wreath itself … whether Spring florals, a few small Patriotic flags, or whatever suits the Season! It will be simple, though ~ the wreath is stunning by itself! Many thanks for these opportunities!

  9. Tammy says

    I love your idea of the monogram letter in the wreath! I would actually add a string of white lights to the wreath with the mongram letter! It would make a great welcoming wreath even at night! :)

  10. Kimberly says

    I love the idea of a monogram. I think I’d do the same, but paint it a metallic color and maybe add a couple small flowers for an accent. A few yellow flowers would be the perfect accent color for our front door.

  11. ginette4 says

    Wow I love how you made it personal..so beautiful, I would add a big bow made of burlap and maybe add a few monogrammed letters for every member of my family.

  12. Cindy Mauch says

    Beautiful wreath! As someone else mentioned I’d use a three letter monogram in the center, make a few bows of different ribbons to be able to change the wreath out for different seasons and include a few items…ie. Spring could use a yellow or pink chevron burlap ribbon with a couple of silk flowers, and even a few plastic Easter eggs…for July it’d be either a red chevron burlap or blue with some white stars, for fall it could be just burlap, tiny pumpkins and some aspen leaves, Christmas a glittery Christmas ribbon, some ornaments or snowflakes. Package all these together and give as a wedding gift..so the couple could enjoy a different treatment celebrating their first year together. A unique gift that keeps on giving. Plus include instruction on hoe to change it out.

  13. Julie says

    We live on a lake so maybe something water or nature related. I’m thinking rope and a sailboat or a nest and a few eggs.

  14. Nicole says

    Beautiful wreath, Melissa… and I LOVE the added monogram. I’ve never thought about doing one but I like the look so much I might give it a try since I have the exact same color door as you do. I think I would do mine in cream or pale grey with possibly some teal ribbon as it would tie into the colors in my entryway. But the best part about this lovely Meadow Wreath is that it can be used year-round and could be changed up to coordinate with any season or holiday!

  15. Emily says

    I love front door wreaths, but I live in Minnesota where I have to battle high winds, thunderstorms, ice storms, and snow all year long. The only way I could pull off this look is to have a nice, sturdy wreath. This one looks perfect!
    I’d add tulips on it today – my tulips are going to bloom some time this week – finally a sure sign of spring!!

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