I have a treat for y’all! Today, I’d like to show you how to make a beautiful AND budget-friendly moss letter! (Psss…Here’s the video link to this very project, plus some other inspiring Fall tips for the mantel! Thanks so much to all who tuned in and commented! My hubby and I had a blast sharing this tutorial with y’all! Also, sending a huge shoutout filled with love for all my sweet friends at HomeTalk for inviting me to do this video!)
A similar design is Pottery Barn’s “live-moss letter,” which costs $80, but my project costs around $10…or even less (depending on how you use your craft-store coupons, or if you find these supplies in your local thrift store, which I’ve done on quite a few occasions!). 😉 This project is so easy…even a caveman can do it! It’ll take about 15 minutes, give or take, and you’ll absolutely love the results!
Let’s get started!
- a bag of “bushy” moss (from your local craft store)
- wooden letter…or any type of letter or monogram (again, from your local craft store)
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks (preferably the long ones)
- optional: glass of wine, a divinely-scented candle, and your favorite music playing in the background 😉
Let me preface by informing you that this project can get a little messy. Not to worry…it’s super-easy to clean up! Also, make sure you don’t hot glue any moss on the bottom part of your letter…or else your letter won’t want to stay sitting upright!
Before we begin, be sure to pour yourself a yummy glass of wine, light your favorite, scented candle and turn on your fun music. (Want to know my favorites? Watch my video tutorial with HomeTalk today, October 20th, and you’ll find out!) 😉
First, heat your glue sticks and hot-glue gun on the high setting.
Next, grab all your supplies, and pull out your moss, a few bunches at a time. (Try to separate these bunches…maybe into half-dollar sizes or smaller, depending on the size you get.)
Third, place a little hot glue on the letter, and immediately after, place a small amount of moss on the letter. This process will take a little practice and playing around until you figure out which method you like best.
Repeat these steps until you’ve covered your letter! You might need to trim any scraggly moss around the edges, but it’s very simple to do. The great thing about this project is that it’s “perfectly imperfect.” If you mess up, you can easily fix it! Added too much moss on one side? Trim it! Cut too much off? Add more moss! You get my drift. 😉
That’s it! See?! It didn’t take long at all….Or did it? 😉
Below, I’ve included a few other project ideas when it comes to using moss.
DIY Moss Stag (cost: about $10)
DIY Moss, Paper-Mache Taxidermy (cost: about $7-$10)
So, yes, the tutorials for the above projects will be posted soon. If you’d like a headstart and find out more about making a DIY chalkboard, click here for a post where I took an ugly frame/picture and easily tranformed it into something beautiful. 😉
Also, here’s the link to our kitchen and dining room remodel that I promised to add after my live video tutorial on HomeTalk’s Facebook page —
And some of you asked about my favorite Blueberry Red Wine (Mmmmm!) and where we get it. Here’s the link: