12 Pretty Ideas for a Burlap Sign DIY Wreath with Initial

12 Pretty Ideas for a Burlap Sign DIY Wreath with Initial

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!

12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
I went with this simple design…this time. Loving it at my coffee bar with my favorite mug from my trip to the Magnolia Silos.

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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.

This DIY Reversible Sign is easy to make, can be made with your design, and can match more of your seasonal and holiday decor.
Craft wood found at Lowes.

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.

12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
You can see the dried glue on the back of the burlap. This little touch will keep the burlap from fraying too much.
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.

12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
Let’s start with 3 simple and sweet ideas. Perfect for adding decor pieces that aren’t meant to be the centerpiece of the display.
12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
These pretty silk flowers come in lots of colors and styles to match any decor.
12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
Grapevine wreath with silk flowers.
12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
Adding LED mini lights gives it an extra special touch.
12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
The faux ivy works with the mini lights too.
12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
Add some of those popular wood rounds.
12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
Decorative ribbons can be added for any holiday or season.
12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
Add some faux succulents to the grapevine wreath.
12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
Make your own felt flowers to add to the wreath. I showed how I made these in this post.
12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
I have loved little bits of Ephemera forever. I don’t know what it is, but I just get happy when I see it. That little baby hand makes me happy too.
12 Pretty Ideas for a quick and easy burlap sign decor or wreath with Initial or monogram.
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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!

Craft wood found at Lowes.


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!

11 thoughts on “12 Pretty Ideas for a Burlap Sign DIY Wreath with Initial

  1. What pretty designs and a lovely craft idea. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon. I’m sharing on social media. Have a lovely week and see you next week.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  2. Love the cute little baby hand in the pic. He’s obviously interested in what your creating. I have not seen craftmasters wood in Lowes Canada yet. I will go and see if I can find some. Having the precut wood is perfect for those of us who avoid power tools.

    Beautiful ideas all of them, pretty craft ideas, modern and fresh. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I love the versatility of this wreath. All of your options look great! Thanks for sharing at Brag About It. We’ll be featuring this at this week’s party.

  4. I love these Burlap signs – and it is my initial

  5. Such lovely ideas Stephanie and I really enjoyed how you showed so many different options using the one initial piece. That made all my creative juices flow. Thank you

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