I love making wreaths for our front door (you can see all of the wreaths I’ve made here), but every once in a while I like to think outside of the box and come up with a wreath alternative to decorate our front door for the season! So when Krazy Glue sent me their craft gel glue to try out, I knew exactly what to do with it. I made this fun winter berry monogram wreath alternative for our front door!
I just love how it turned out, and Krazy Glue’s craft gel formula made this project so easy to do!
Check out their “Krazy strong, Krazy fast” glue here! The gel is thick enough that it doesn’t run when you use it, so the glue stays in place and you don’t have to worry about making a drippy mess. But it still dries super fast, so even though there are a lot of individual berries, I didn’t have to sit around waiting for glue to dry the whole time!
Winter Berry Monogram Wreath Alternative
Here’s what you need to make your own wreath alternative:
- Krazy Glue
- fake berries (I found mine at Michaels)
- a wooden plaque
- a pencil
- wire clippers (for the berries)
Start by painting your wooden plaque. Or stain it if you want the grain to show through!
Once it’s dry, you’re ready to add the monogram. I printed out a giant “W” on our home printer, then taped the paper to the plaque where I wanted the letter to go.
I traced the edges of the printed letter with a pencil, pressing hard enough to leave an outline in the wooden plaque.
This helped give me a rough idea of where to place the berries as I went.
Then, using wire clippers, I separated the berries from the wire stems they came on. And then I started gluing them on with Krazy Glue!
The tip on the bottle of Krazy Glue has a small opening, which is really awesome because I can get glue precisely where I want it, so I can place the berries without making a huge mess. But even when I did position a berry slightly wrong, Krazy Glue is pretty forgiving; their glues are designed with a Skin Guard™ formula that delays the glue from bonding immediately, so there is some time to move the berry into place before it is completely stuck.
I kept filling in the outline with berries until the whole letter was covered.
The glue dried super fast, so I was done way faster than I was expecting!
It was nice not to have to plug in a hot glue gun and wait for it to heat up, etc. Plus, the last time I used a hot glue gun I accidentally burnt the heck out of my finger! I’m usually so careful but it just slipped and totally attacked me!
For now we just have the berry monogram standing up on our entryway table, leaning against the wall. But you could easily add a ribbon to the back of the wooden plaque and hang it on your front door, or even hang it on a wall like a picture!
What cool project would you use Krazy Glue for? Do you craft with it, or use it for fixing up stuff around the house? I just fixed up some broken porcelain teacups with Krazy Glue, but now I’m really loving the idea of using it for crafting instead of my hot glue gun!
If you want more awesome Krazy Glue project ideas, check out Krazy Glue’s masterpieces in minutes Pinterest board!
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If you liked this project, check out these other simple home decor craft projects!
Disclosure: I received compensation from Social Spark and Krazy Glue in exchange for my honest discussion of their products. But the Krazy Glue craft gel formula is pretty awesome, and it worked amazingly for this project! All opinions in this post are 100% my own. I would never write a post about something I didn’t think was useful or interesting for you guys, and Practically Functional will only publish sponsored posts for companies or products I love and believe in! 🙂
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