I want my front door to say “MERRY CHRISTMAS” before I do!
This year, like most others, I made my door wreath from lots of greens, and bright Christmasy accents!

StoneGable sits off of a country road a bit so my wreath must be BIG and bright for all to see!

This wreath is very … and I mean VERY easy to make.


 You won’t believe how I do it… and how easy-peasy it is!

This year I used frazer fur, white pine, regular cedar, incense cedar and boxwood to fill this wreath.
Bright red ice crusted berries and red and white Christmas balls were added as accents.
This year I am using lots and lots of black and white check and plaid ribbon to decorate!
I used them on the front door too, with the addition of a fire engine red ribbon to make a big, bright bow!
A scrolly monogram fills the center of the wreath.  I am a northern girl… but I have a southern girl’s heart! I love anything monogrammed!!!
I ordered the letters from SOUTHERN PROPER MONOGRAMS and then painted them white.  They did a wonderful job! This company is worth visiting!!!
I have another project for these letters when they come off the front door wreath!

So from My home to yours….
Merry Christmas!

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  1. says

    Happy Holidays Ivonne! Thank you for greeting us with such a beautiful wreath in your no less lovely entrance door. Lots of love and many blessings from the Lord to such a sweet lady. Big hugs,

  2. says

    It is beautiful, and will be anxious to see the tutorial. I have never made a fresh wreath, I now don’t have access to frsh cut greens, but I could buy some from a nursery or tree lot. BTW, if it freezes, those berries might “po” if they are a styrofoam base. Hoe that doesn’t happen for you, they are so pretty. XOXO

  3. says

    love your wreath yvonne and i’m looking forward to your tutorial on making it.

    fortunately for me the lady that owns Southern Proper Monograms lives here in my town (Montgomery) and I ordered one for my DIL for Christmas….I got an e-mail from Shannon (owner of SPM) this morning saying my monogram is almost ready…I’m attaching it to a wreath she can use pretty much year round on her front door. I ordered one for myself earlier this year and just love it!

    You truly have a Southern girl’s heart!

  4. says

    Your wreath is gorgeous and so big and full. Much nicer than a hand made purchased one up here. I didn’t buy a real one this year so used my faux one and for the garage door I made a swag of real greens from our own trees with red ribbon hanging. We get a lot of wind and snow (eventually) that whip things around pretty good here. The front door wreath is protected by the screen door. Loving real greenery inside and out!

  5. says

    I love the black checked ribbon that you used with the red ribbon. Very fresh for Christmas. And the monogram is the crown jewel. Now I have a question. When ordering a 3 letter monogram which initials are used? Something I have never known.

    • says

      Hi Nancy, The lettering in a monogram depends on which type of monogram you want. If it is for one person the left letter is the first name, the middle letter is the last name and the right letter is the middle name. If it is a husband and wife the left letter is the wife’s first name, the middle letter is the last name they share, and the right letter is the first name of the husband. Hope this helps!

    • says

      Oh thank you so much. I have wondered about this for some time. Now I can order those monogramed napkins I have yearned for as well as one from Southern Monogram for my entry.

      Merry Christmas.

  6. Kimberly says

    I would love to order the monograms for my sister in Texas. I am living in Switzerland and this a perfect southern Christmas gift for her. Could you please tell me what size initial you used in the wreath? Thank you and I love reading your blog it keeps me from getting homesick!!

  7. says

    I love love love the monogram! I’m sure you use it in all kinds of ways thru the year. Thanks for sharing the info on where to buy it and knowing what size yours is really helps visualize what size to get. I’m crazy over the black & white check & red too!

  8. says

    Hi so enjoy your blog. I made the pointsettia stockings that you had a tut here for and mentiontion and linked you with my blog. Hope that was ok, they were so fun to make xoxox

  9. says

    This wreath is a HUGE Christmas statement. . .and I L O V E it!!!
    I so adore how you’ve mixed the different black & white check and plaid ribbon into your decor this year! The balance of ornaments speaks to my Traditional roots!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  10. says

    This is gorgeous and perfectly you! I have a “D” that I’ve never done anything with. I can’t wait to see what you do with your monogram after the holidays. Thanks for linking up to our party and spreading the word. I so appreciate it!

  11. says

    The wreath is beautiful, Yvonne! I love the added touch of red with the black and white. It looks so welcoming. I had no idea Stone Gable sat off a country road. I’m learning a little bit more from time to time on your beautiful home. The other day, I remember reading something about your desire to be like some of those super women you know. Dear Yvonne, you are a super woman! I don’t know how you manage to do all that you do!

  12. says

    Hi Yvonne, I have been a follower for a while now. Really enjoy all your postings. I especially fell in love with the ‘Monogram’ on your wreath … We ordered one too and got it just in time for Christmas. Thanks for all the inspiring ideas …
    I just posted it on my Blog … wishing Everyone a “Happy & Blessed New Year”, Fondly, Barb

  13. liz says

    I just found your website/blog! Wow I love your ideas – especially the christmas wreath from last year (’12). What size monogram initials did you use and with what size of wreath? I’m afraid if I order the 12″ or 14″ monogram, I would have to get very large wreaths in order to hang properly in center. Can you give me some tips?

  14. says

    Yvonne, I love your front door for Christmas as much as I did for Fall! I’ve been looking for the black and white check ribbon and the black and white plaid ribbon but haven’t been able to find it anywhere. Is there a store or a website where I would be able to find either ribbon? Really, except for the Stewart plaid that a lot of people use, its hard to find some good plaids. Do you remember where you bought it? Thank you for sharing your wonderful decor with all of us!!

  15. Annette says

    Very beautiful wreath. Thanks for sharing. Can you please post a “how to” for making the bow on this wreath. Have always liked the look of two different color ribbons on a bow, but haven’t a clue how to proceed. Thanks again.

  16. Annette says

    Please share how you made the beautiful ribbon with the two different colored ribbons. Thanks a bunch for all your terrific ideas and pics

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