1. To start, paint the top and sides of your monogram with a layer of red craft paint. This is just to keep spots that show through the cranberries less noticeable.
2. Once the paint has dried, you can start attaching the cranberries to your monogram using hot glue. The best method to do this will depend on the letter you’re using. Since the “M” I was using had a flat top, I started there creating straight horizontal rows all the way down (as much as possible).
A note on cranberries: I found it nearly impossible to find fake cranberries, though I recently spotted these ones on Pottery Barn’s website. I’ve also heard you can purchase some at the Dollar Store. Because of this, I used real cranberries. They’ve lasted about a week so far, and I’ll keep you updated on the timeline there!
3. The final step is to seal your cranberried monogram using a spray lacquer. Seriously, you don’t want to skip this … it makes the color pop and the cranberries shine!
As I said before, there are so many things you can use this monogram for. Currently I have mine leaning on the piano next to my twine and burlap trees. I’ve also had it on the mantel next to these sweet metallic stocking hangers. But, you can also hang it as a wreath by hooking some burlap ribbon around it. If you want to get really complicated, you could drill some holes in the MDF to tie your ribbon through. But any way you use it it’ll be a show stopper for sure!
This is Day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas Decorations series … check out all of the posts here.
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