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Winter Monogram Decor for Outside the Front Door

We think you’ll love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

Dress up and personalize the front door of your home with Winter Monogram Decor, a large initial letter tied to rustic twig branches with a ribbon bow.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

When people come to visit, it’s always fun to have something beautiful to greet them as they approach your front door. Some people like to hang seasonal wreaths or other outdoor decor directly on their front door. It gives the entire home a warm and friendly appearance before the visitors even knock.

At our house rather than hanging decor right on the door, we have a large space to the left of our front door where there’s a long nail we can use to display something festive and seasonal. We’ve been slowly working on creating something different for each season or holiday of the year. In the summer, we have a large orange polka dot and chevron burlap wreath. For Christmas, we have a faux evergreen wreath that we recently updated to include ribbons, beads and other embellishments. In winter, the nail has always sat bare and empty. We needed something that could handle the harsh elements of a snowy Michigan winter, so a few weeks ago our three year old and I ventured out to our local craft store looking for inspiration.

It wasn’t long before we stumbled across a display of large oversized faux wood monogram letters. Each one was nice and thick, but seemed to be more of a plaster covered in a thin wood veneer making it lighter weight for hanging. I thought the creamy distressed white color would be the perfect look for winter against the taupe board and batten we have surrounding our door. After wandering around the craft store a little more, we eventually found a wide swag of grapevine to use as the top of the winter monogram decor. I knew we had a few ribbon options at home in my craft stash to tie the two pieces together into a cohesive work of beauty.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

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How to Make a Winter Monogram Decor 

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This Winter Monogram Decor is incredibly easy to make. You just need a few supplies and you can whip this together in under 30 minutes – now that’s my kind of crafty home decor!

What You Need:

NOTE: The craft store where we bought the letter, swag and ribbon didn’t have identical products available online, so we’ve included links to similar products on Amazon and Etsy for your convenience.

Instructions:

1. Cut and attach the ribbon. Roll out and cut two long lengths of ribbon. I used about 5 feet for the two sides.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

Roll the end of each ribbon over 2-3 times and use a light duty staple gun to attach it to the back of your Winter Monogram Decor at the top of the letter. Rolling the end of the ribbon a few times before you attach it will hopefully prevent the ribbon from tearing away from the staples when it hangs outside.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

2. Tie the ribbon to the grapevine swag. Determine how far you want the letter to hang away from the grapevine swag and then string the ribbon through the swag like shown.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

Wrap the ribbon around the back of the grapevine swag, criss cross it and then pull the two ends to the front around the ribbon you already have there. Tie the ribbon in front like you would the beginning of a shoelace.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

Next tie the ribbons to create a bow. To keep the bow nice and straight, I first like to make two big loops and then tie the two loops together. As you do so, make sure the pretty outer part of the ribbon is what’s showing, not the back side of the ribbon.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

You can then trim the remaining ends of the ribbon to your desired length. You can create a pretty decorative end by first folding the ribbon in half and cutting at a diagonal as shown in the picture below.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

3. Hang the Winter Monogram Decor. Our Winter Monogram Decor hangs on a nail in the three foot board and batten space to the left of our front door that I mentioned earlier.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

If you want to hang the Winter Monogram Decor directly on your front door, there are numerous wreath hangers that I think would work, including magnetic wreath hangers for steel doors and suction cup wreath hangers if you have a glass window on your front door. Because of it’s size, you’ll want to make sure the Winter Monogram Decor doesn’t swing too much when you open and close the door.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

I just love the way this oversized Winter Monogram Decor looks next to our front door. It’s the perfect size for that space and the distressed white color of the letter gives it the look I wanted for winter. Of course, you could also easily hang something like this indoors, if you prefer.

Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.

Now there you have a super easy and fast home decor idea you can throw together quickly this winter. Your friends will love it when they come over for hot cocoa or a warm bowl of soup. What do you hang on or by your front door for winter? Please comment below and share. We’re always looking for new ideas.

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Love this large winter monogram decor for outside the front door. It would also be a beautiful rustic idea for indoor use at home.


21 Comments

  1. We’re glad you liked it Lou Lou Girls! Thanks so much for visiting, pinning and tweeting. We always love to see you here at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®.

  2. Such a pretty decor piece – I love the style ! Thank you so much for submitting your project to this week’s Monday Funday Party. We’re featuring your project this Sunday!

  3. What a beautiful decoration Carrie! It looks so pretty next to your door and I absolutely love the country look it has. Thanks so much for linking it up to the Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party this week! Hugs, Lisa

  4. Thanks for submitting your post to the RTSTH community! It will be published March 1st and will be a part of our social media sharing! Feel free to submit any other recipes or projects you’d like shared with our readers! -Melanie|RTSTH

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