Friday, September 28, 2012

Sparkle Initial = Updated Autumn Wreath

When I pulled this autumn wreath out of the storage box this year, I immediately thought of how I could give it an update. I love the initial trend, and also thought it would be pretty to add a bit of gold sparkle. This would also look great with a monogram.

This plain initial I purchased at Michael's got a quick coat of glue on the top and sides. The next step was to sprinkle with gold glitter.

After allowing the glitter covered initial to dry, attach to center of wreath with some twine. You could also use ribbon or a thin piece of burlap.

This could not be any simpler or faster to make, and I now have an updated autumn wreath for my front door, that will take me through Thanksgiving. The only problem I always forget, is that glitter seems find its way everywhere :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. What a cute idea. I saw Miss Mustard Seed do this and she is now selling glass sparkle. I bet that would be neat.

  2. That is such a great idea. Looks so easy to make. You can also use it anywhere else. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This was a great idea, Vicki, and I just love your wreath. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! :)

    Denise at Forest Manor

  4. This is a fantastic idea and I wish I could find smaller ones to put on Christmas packages.

  5. That looks awesome Vicki! I love it!

  6. What a great idea! I love glitter and think I may try this! Thanks for stopping by. Am following you now too!

  7. I got two of those very same letters at Michaels, put them on top of our new Christmas stocking and just can't decide what color to paint them. Now I'm wondering if I can add glitter to modge podge? I LOVE the way your letter turned out and all the glitter is fabulous on the wreath!

  8. Stopping by from "I Love Fun Fridays" - I'm from Michigan too - just the other side of the state ;-) I'm a MSU fan and am actually not too far from there!

    Enjoyed reading through your last few blog posts - I've never tried that squash either but now, I think I will have to try it :-)

  9. Love it, thanks for the idea:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  10. It is beautiful! And simple I can do. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. Hi Vicki!

    That a great way to freshen up last years Fall decor! It gives your wreath a whole new personality. I am learning that change is good... That is my theme for this year.

    I am loving all the sparkly items. Target has a lot... even twigs with glitter. I think I can even do THAT!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  12. The initial gave the wreath a great new look. I always have glitter all over my face when I use it.

  13. Loving your wreath, and the glitter monogram inside. Great refresher, and change it so! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  14. how fun and pretty to have glitter everywhere!

  15. Sparkalicious! I love me some glitter, this looks beautiful.

  16. Absolutely beautiful! I love the added sparkle. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so thrilled to have you share this gorgeous wreath. Have a great week. :)

  17. very creative. this gives me an idea for Christmas. simple but nice! :)

  18. How simple but elegant looking! I love it, great idea :)

  19. What a cute idea! I thought about doing this today while I was at the craft store. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I love anything that sparkles. Such a great addition to the wreath. I would love for you to link this up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

  21. I love the updated wreath. Love the sparkles! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  22. LOVE the gold N!! It's FABULOUS!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  23. This is adorable!! I found you at the allstar party, & am excited to be a new follower! Hope you can visit & follow back soon.... Love your blog!


  24. This would make a great theme for Christmas--larger wreaths on the door, small ones for packages--my mind is going in high gear! Wonderful craft idea. . .

  25. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.......Sarah

  26. Super cute!! I love the glitter, thanks for the inspiration and I'm pinning this for future!
    Saw you partying at Live Laugh Rowe
    Debbie :)

  27. I really like your sparkle letter! What a fun way to decorate for fall! And what a great addition this would make to my wreath on my front door!

    Thanks so much for inspiring me today!

  28. I do subscribe to the thought that glitter makes it better :) Love how that turned out.

  29. Beautiful! I love the glitter letter, they can be so cheap at certain craft stores and now I know how to add some sparkle! Thanks

  30. a lovely embellishment to your wonderful wreath! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

  31. Very cute project. Would love for you to share on SImple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower.


  32. So very cute! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday part at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  33. Vicki, I love the monogram on the wreath. The glitter is so fun. I know what you mean about it being everywhere. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  34. This is so cute. I love the addition of the letter.
    (Visiting from the Simply Creation's Link Party)

  35. If it sparkles, I love it! LOL Great job. Thank you for joining TTF. Have a great day.

  36. YES ! everything is better with a little sparkle...! xo

  37. This is marvelous - always love a touch of sparkle! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  38. Thank you so much for sharing this creative post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I absolutely love it!!


  39. I love this. I love anything sparkly. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  40. Love!!! And I just found a box of large wooden letters at Goodwill last week. Perfect. I'm so glad you linked up to Kate's Friday post. :)

    Lisa @All That and a Box of Rocks


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