Post and giveaway sponsored by The Home Depot, but all opinions are my own.
I mentioned a week or so ago that I was participating in the Home Depot Do It Herself Workshop & let me tell you all… it was a blast!  We all built Pinterest Inspired Monogram Wreaths like I had shown in the previous post.  I was so impressed by not only the turn out of lovely ladies, but their eagerness to learn & get behind the power tools.  There was literally a line of participants waiting to get their hands on those Ryobi & Dremel Tools.  
I was so inspired by their creativity that I decided to create my own version of the monogram wreath…  Check out my little video on my Monogram Laurel Wreath. 
Excited to make your own right!?!?  I tried to make it extra dramatic for the holiday season #winkwink
Here are the materials you will need:
Embroidery Hoop
3/16″ MDF or Plywood
Sand Paper
Gold Metallic Spray Paint
Martha Stewart Living Glitter Paint
Paint Brush
White Paper (Cardstock preferred) 
Stainless Steel Contact Paper
I started by tracing out my letter “J” onto my MDF… (I started with Plywood, but realized I needed a bigger piece than what I had).  Carefully, cut out your letter using your jigsaw & sand the edges when completed.  (You could also hand cut out of Cardboard if you don’t have access to power tools)
Once my letter was created, I gave it a quick coat of Gold Spray Paint to make the gold glitter stand out more.  I then applied a few layers of the Gold Glitter Paint with a foam brush until I received the coverage I wanted.  While that dried, I began to cut out my leaves…
I used my paper cutting machine to cut both the cardstock & the contact paper to speed up the process, but you could also do this by hand.  I like the idea of the leaves having a little more of an organic quality.  Once I had a lot cut out, I began to add the smaller silver contact paper leaves on half of my white leaves.  This added just a hit of holiday sparkle.  I folded the ends of each leaf to give it a more three dimensional quality & began gluing them on my embroidery hoop.  I simply layered them, intermixing the plain white with the silver leaves until I had a full appearance to my wreath.
I added a long strand of grosgrain ribbon to the bottom of the wreath & attached my letter with a little clear fishing line.  And voila!  Done. 
I was really pleased to be a part of the #DIHWorkshop & am so proud of all the Do It Herselfers that showed up to participate!  Here are a few images from the event.
Erin from DIY on the Cheap was my Co Leader 
& we both were live tweeting throughout the entire event!
Btw… remember the $100 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway?  Well if your name is Kim you need to check your email!! Congrats!
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