3.28.2013

DIY Moss Letters

It's starting to feel more like springtime around here and I'm absolutely loving it! 


Last year I made several of these moss letters for gifts and received so many compliments so I thought I would make some to sell at the store. Needless to say, they have been popular and I've been busy-as-a-bee making them for our customers. I just wanted to share a few with you today. 


I have seen these moss letters from local boutiques and Pottery Barn... but they are usually $60-80 each. Wow, a little too much for me, especially since you can make them for A LOT less. 

These were fairly easy to make once I had all of my supplies on hand. 

For this project I used a 13 inch tall wooden letter, sheet moss, hot glue gun, utility knife, scissors, and burlap ribbon. 


First I laid the moss out and cut around the shape of the letter by leaving enough moss to cover the edges of the letter once it was glued in place. Some letters are trickier to cover than others, to me the best way is to glue in sections by making slits around the shape of the letter. Then I just hot glued the excess moss around the back of the letter. Once that was dry, I flipped the letter over and filled in any gaps along the edges of the letter with extra moss... it blends well because of the texture. Lastly I made a burlap bow and glued it to the back of the letter for easy hanging.



I'm sharing with The Shabby Nest, Craftberry Bush, One Astsy Mama, 504 Main, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Create Craft Love, Home Stories A to Z, Too Much Time on my Hands, Nifty Thrifty Things, Funky Junk Interiors, and Jennifer Rizzo.

3.01.2013

Sheet Music Eggs

Can you believe it's already March?! I can not express how excited I am about warmer weather and all the wonderful things that come along with Spring! These next few months will be exciting and stressful as we finish building our house. It seems like it's been a long planning process, but the actual build has flown by so fast. I'm looking forward to moving in, decorating our new home, and making it our own.  


Today I'm sharing with you a simple project that would be great for Easter or spring.



To make these sheet music eggs, I started out with a pack of inexpensive plastic eggs, then I tore strips of sheet music and randomly modpodged them to the eggs. 




I let them dry, then I added bird, butterfly, and floral scrapbook stickers to the eggs for a bright and springy look. 


I have the eggs displayed in moss and I love how they look all grouped together.



I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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