Today, I’m sharing 12 easy and pretty ideas for a Burlap Sign DIY Wreath with initial letter or your monogram. I hope they inspire you!
Are you loving all the great burlap projects on Pinterest, lately? I am! I decided to grab one of my favorite wood rounds from Lowe’s and whip up my own burlap art. With my big craft box full of goodies, I started brainstorming my design. In less than an hour, I’d come up with 12 pretty ideas for a Burlap Sign DIY Wreath with Initial or monogram too.
So, to hopefully inspire your next DIY project, I’m sharing all of them. Each one is quick and easy to make. And so affordable. You can make any of these for $10 to $20, including the wood. How fabulous is that? Or you can do what I do, make all of them. I change my mantel decor pretty often. So, these 12 ideas for a DIY Wreath with Initial letters should keep my mantle fresh for the next year. Yea!
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Cost to Make this Burlap Sign DIY Wreath with Initial
I found this absolutely beautiful and thick 15″ pine round in the lumber department at Lowes for about $7. Home Depot has something similar too. Or you can grab a 3-pack of these rounds on Amazon, but they are only 1/8″ thick.
Tip: If your Lowe’s or Home Depot doesn’t have them in stock, you can order them on their website’s.
Time to Make this Burlap Sign DIY Wreath with Initial
This can really be made in less than an hour. But, you’ll have to wait for the paint and polyurethane layers to dry. So, it may take a day to completely finish.
Directions to Make this Burlap Sign DIY Wreath with Initial
Before staining, I always give wood a light sanding with a fine grit sandpaper and remove the dust with a clean, dry cloth. Then I applied Minwax’s Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner, waited 10 minutes, and applied this Wood Stain. After applying the stain, use a dry cloth to wipe away all excess stain, so that it doesn’t leave a sticky residue on your piece. Once that dries, you can always add a second coat to get a deeper color.
I stained one side and the edges, letting it dry completely. Then applied three thin coats of a white latex. Let each coat dry completely before applying the next. I also could have used a chalk paint or acrylic. It would have dried much quicker but can require more coats.
Once my paint was dry, I lightly sanded the edges with 120 grit sandpaper. This just gave it a bit of a distressed look around the edges. Then I cleaned off the dust and applied 1 coat of polyurethane and allowed that to dry. Now the sign is prepped and ready for your designs.
Decorate this Burlap Sign DIY Wreath with Initial
For the burlap round, I cut my own 12″ circle from scrap burlap. Use a little Elmer’s Glue around the edges to keep it from fraying. I found the wood letter for the initial at Hobby Lobby and painted it with grey acrylic. These are the 2 items each of the Burlap Sign DIY’s have in common.
If you’d like to add the LED mini lights, I used these. Everything else can be found at places like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, or Amazon. Grab what you like and have fun with the design. After you’ve chosen your design, use something like Elmer’s glue or your glue gun (especially with the grapevine) to assemble your masterpiece.
I have 2 bonus ideas for you. Check out this recent post about my DIY Reversible Sign Decor for all seasons. Free printable for both designs available on the post. Have fun!
Feeling inspired? Want to make your own DIY reversible signs? Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Or post pictures of your work and tag Abbotts At Home on FB, I’d love to see it!