Monday, March 23, 2015

Doodlebug Monogram Washi Tape Wreath & Spring Banner

Doodlebug challenged us this month to create something that was inspired by Pinterest and I couldn't wait to create a spring project inspired by the amazing Shellye McDaniel!  I have been completely taken with her idea to cover an inexpensive wood monogrammed letter with washi tape for a long time now and I was excited to have the excuse to make one of my own!

Here's a peek of Shellye's amazing wreath (pinned HERE).  I love how easily her design translates to any season depending on the washi tape used.  I chose to tie my letter to the back of the wreath using Doodle twine making it easy to switch out with the seasons.

I wanted to make some big bows to secure my banner in place, but truth be told, I'm not usually very good at making them.  I was tickled to discover a very easy tutorial (shared HERE) which helped me create them with very little effort.  For my smaller sized bows I used (36) 3" lengths of ribbon per bow which means you will need 3 yards of grosgrain and 3 yards of sheer ribbon to make two.

One last tip I would recommend is painting your letter white beforehand.  Washi tape is obviously transparent in nature and this really helps keep the colors nice and vibrant.  :)

While I had my spring papers out, I decided to create a coordinating chipboard banner using the darling papers and craft kit from the Hello Sunshine and Easter Parade collections.

I kept it sweet and simple, but I can't help smiling when I see these adorable critters.  To connect the banner pieces together I created a loop with the same grosgrain ribbon, gluing them together in the back.  I then threaded a needle with some Doodle twine and sewed buttons onto the ribbon loops.

I hope I've inspired you to create some bright and cheerful projects for your home this Spring.  :)

Supplies Used (available at Simon Says Stamp)

Supplies Used (available at


  1. Oh my .. this is adorable!!!! Both yours and hers are fantastic personalized wreaths! I have a wooden letter "J" that I have been hoarding for awhile now and wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with it but now... you have inspired me to washi tape it up! I don't think I will make a wreath with it but I will transform it!!! Thank you for the inspiration my friend!

  2. I am so in love with this wreath you have made based on inspiration from Shellye!! You have done such a great job and now you have such a lovely Spring-y/Summer-y decoration!! And that cute banner - what wonderful ideas I gleaned from you for this - such cuteness and careful creating and the addition of special details make this truly awesome and fun!!


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