March 6, 2011

DIY Moss Letter & Wreath

My mom sent me an email the other day asking if I had received the new Pottery Barn magazine.  I had received it, but had not had a chance to look through it yet.  She gave me the idea to try to recreate a moss letter that PB is selling for $79. 

I decided to try a much smaller version of the moss letter, and while I was at it decided to try a wreath for my front door.  I have spring fever and this is the perfect fix!

The finished moss wreath...



The finished moss letter...



These are the materials I used for the both projects- an "L" for my last name, a grapevine wreath I picked up at a thrift store, and a large bag of spanish moss purchased from Hobby Lobby with 40% coupon.

I used my trusty hot glue gun to adhere the moss in several layers.  There is no right or wrong way.  I just tried to keep the fullness of the moss even all the way around the base.  You can choose to keep it looking a little "messy" like I did, or trim the edges all the way around.  I love that the moss has a bit of an Oscar the Grouch look, and I love the lime green color-so fresh and ready for spring! 


I chose to do this project on my kitchen countertops.  Be prepared for a mess!


I finished each of the projects off with some spring-colored ribbon I already had in my stash.  I love the way these two projects turned out!  Simple, homemade, and inexpensive, just the way I like it!  What do you think?  Will you try one?  Now I need some good ideas for a kitchen table centerpiece!  Send me your ideas!


38 comments:

  1. this is Stacey's friend, Micah, I love them both!!! I saw something similar in Ballard Designs too and thought, "i can make that!" I also made a yarn wreath for my front door! love your blog girlie!

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  2. That is an awesome project!!! I actually picked up a few of those letters on clearance last summer with no purpose in mind (who can leave $0.10 craft supplies, not I!). Big kudos to your mom for the idea and for you to deal with that mess. What we won't do for design!

    THANKS for sharing Andrea~

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  3. I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!

    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

    xoxokara

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  4. So pretty. I love it! Love the ribbon on it also!
    Tana

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  5. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

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  6. How much did this all end up costing?

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  7. Cherness-The "L" was 1.99, the large grapevine wreath was 1.99 (from a thrift store), and the bag of moss was 5.99 (but i used at 40% off coupon). I had enough moss left over, that I made another small wreath to hang over the mirror on my mantle. So, I made 3 pieces for less than $10! Mantle pics coming soon!

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  8. May I ask how do you have the ribbon connected to the letter? Just Glue?

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  9. mommyexcursions-I used hot glue to adhere the riboon to the back of the letter. I just tied the ribbon around the wreath for the front door.

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  10. Great idea! I am hoping I can copy! :)

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  11. Fabulous! I just made my first moss initial yesterday and haven't attached the ribbon yet but I'm so excited to see how it turns out! Yours looks great! So does your wreath! I'm a new follower and hope you can come check me out sometime too!

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  12. Oh my word.. I LOVE it.. Gonna go get the stuff and try it this weekend. I JUST threw out my Winter Wreath this week and wanted something cute for my front door.. Sooo excited! Thanks for taking the time to post this!

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  13. Hi Andrea,

    Love this project! So simple that even I could (maybe) do it. Thanks for sharing this with me :)

    Emily

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  14. super cute!! i may need to try this out!

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  15. I tried the wreath, it turned out great! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Andrea, just wanted to let you know I shared your project on my blog today :) Thanks for the inspiration.

    Emily

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  17. Awesome! I can't wait to try this out myself!

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  18. Hi Andrea...I'm popping over from Emily Clark's blog. Great job on this wreath. I'm a new follower and am looking forward to looking around your blog. Come visit me if you have time!
    ~Ann

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  19. Love this idea. So simple and springy! I'm a new follower (oh and my name is Andrea too) ha!

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  20. I love this idea! I've been planning to do a moss letter, but now I'm definitely going to have to try the wreath. I'm creatively-challenged, so I love simple. :) Thanks for the idea!

    Kacey

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  21. Following you from Emily's bog. So glad she posted this. What a great tutorial and a great wreath for spring!

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  22. Love this project!! How did you get the ribbon to adhere to the back of the letter? Did you hot glue it? is the Letter the cardboard type you find at like joann's or Michaels? Thanks so much for sharing!

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  23. I love this idea!! You have a lovely blog :)

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  24. So cute! I love this. Would love for you to link-up on my blog today!
    http://houseography.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-wreath-and-spring-decor-link-up.html

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  25. Lovely wreath! Coming by to see you from the Emily Blog. Thanks for sharing sweetie!

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  26. Loooove this idea! I found you through Emily Clark. Great post!!

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  27. I'm coming over from Emily's blog. Your wreath looks great! I especially like the polka-dot ribbon. It looks very fresh and spring like. Lisa

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  28. LOVE this idea! Especially the letter...

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  29. I think I would love to try to make one of these wreaths! I laughed when you said that the moss looked a bit like Oscar the Grouch! I can't wait to see the new Pottery Barn catalogue.

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  30. Love it, I really like the fullness of the round wreath and I adore the pink and green polka dot ribbon.

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  31. Good stuff it looks like spring!

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  32. I am going to tackle this project with a girlfriend. What size bag of moss will I need for a wreath about the same size that you made?

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