Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Monogram of Monograms

If, like me, you love monograms, try to control yourself....because this is the MOTHER of all monograms. (Jenny, I thought of you when I saw this.)

When I ordered my wooden monogram from Southern Proper Monograms, I COULD NOT WAIT to receive it and I was not disappointed. Southern Proper Monograms cuts your personalized monogram from birch wood (mine is the 18-inch size.) It comes to you in the unfinished state, so that you can paint it yourself! I painted my monogram with several thin coats of white spray paint. I tied it to a moss wreath I made and hung it on my front door.

There are so many different ways you can use these monograms, and they have a variety of sizes at very reasonable prices. Southern Living featured Southern Proper Monograms in their December 2010 issue. They used some of the smaller sizes as present toppers as shown below. I LOVE this idea! The 6-inch size is only $'ll save on the cost of a bow (this IS the bow) and it's part of the gift!

via Domestically Speaking

I will definitely be ordering some more....with the holidays coming up, the decorating possibilities are boundless. (I'm thinking black paint with black glitter hung with orange ribbon for Halloween, red with green polka dot ribbon for Christmas, and I'm all over the present topper idea.)

Now, onto my moss wreath.

I made this wreath from Reindeer Moss I found at The Dollar Store in the floral section, a grapevine wreath from Michaels, and a hot glue gun.

I used loose moss (even though it's more time consuming and a little messy) instead of mesh backed moss because I thought it looked more natural.

I simply glued the moss onto the wreath and tied the monogram on. Easy and makes a personalized statement! I love the contrast of the formal monogram with the informal, natural wreath.

Go on over to Southern Proper Monograms!


  1. STUNNING! And you have the perfect initials to make this wreath look so wonderful! Thanks for sharing!! Pinning you now :)

    xo Lynda

  2. this is so pretty!! I'd love you to link this up to T.G.I.F. (Thank God I'm Finished!) Friday over at RummageLiving going on now: its

    Hope to see you there!

  3. Such a pretty wreath! Love the monogram.

  4. Love the monogram! What a great idea for a wreath :)

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