Have you ever lusted over these lovely, mossy letters at a high-end retail store? Well, lust no more! Because this is the easiest craft ever, and I’m bringing it to you right now.
Here is what I used to create these Moss-Covered Letters:
Wooden Letters – I got a “P” and an “H” (for Prairie Hive, of course!) at Michael’s for $3.49 each. There were less expensive, flatter letters ($1.99, I think), but I wanted the depth and dimension.
Floral Moss Mat – Again, from Michael’s for $6.99 for a mat of 16”x18”
Ribbon at a length of your choice – Mine (surprise!) is from the Michael’s for $2.99/roll. Or you can use ribbon you already have!
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Lay out the sheet of moss with the mossy side down. You’ll probably want to do this on a newspaper or a paper bag as it can get messy. Then hot glue the face and place your letter face down. Glue it down a little at a time because the hot glue will cool and dry before you can cover the whole letter.
Hot glue the edges all around the letter. You may have to make angled cuts to make the curves or corners.
Poke through the moss at any holes there may be in your letters (as in my “P”). This will require some angled cuts as well that may leave blank spots, but don’t worry… you can fill in with the left-over moss you have snipped off.
That’s pretty much it!
Just hot glue some ribbon to the back of the letter and mount to your wall!
**These letters are not mounted by the ribbon and screw eye. It’s more for aesthetics than support. There is a nail hole on the back side of the letter that is more appropriate to support the weight of the letter.
How to make it yours:
- Select a ribbon that coordinates with your room. It can be bright or neutral; patterned or leopard print; wide or thin. Maybe use raffia or lace. Be creative!
- Mix and match the ribbon! Each letter can have its own ribbon color or pattern, or alternate 2 ribbons on every other letter.
- Decoupage the letters with your favorite scrapbook paper (or different papers for each letter!)
- Paint the letters with a pattern and/or color inspired by a decorative pillow or bedding.
- Spell out your kid’s name in his/her room, or create an inspirational word to hang in your family room, or maybe just your initial to dress up your mantel.