Monday, April 12, 2010

A Moss Wreath

I have a quick update on my computer: it's definitely gone (along with all my files). And on top of that - I left my camera at my uncle's house this weekend! Agh! I just can't win.

But life goes on - and my phone has a camera - a good one at that.

So here's what I've been up to while my computer went to be in computer heaven.

I saw this a while back, and I had my inspiration bookmarked on my other computer, so if you've made a similar one (or know who has), let me know - I'd love to share where I got my inspiration.

It was super easy to make - well, except the gluing on of the moss. But even that wasn't so bad.

What You'll Need
Large wreath form
Moss sheets (I used one whole pack and a portion of a second.)
Glue (I used hot glue.)
Wide-width satin ribbon

And if you want the letter in the middle...

An initial, painted whatever color you'd like
Fishing line

What You'll Do
I sadly don't have step-by-step pictures of this anymore, so I'll just explain.

Step 1: When you open the moss envelopes, the sheets will break into chunks most likely. (If not, just gently tear it into strips.) With glue, attach the strips to the wreath. You will also have little chunks of moss to fill in any holes. To complete the look, gently massage the moss to fill in tiny gaps. Let it dry well.

Step 2: If you want the initial hanging in the middle, glue fishing line to the back of the letter in two places. Then pull the satin ribbon through and center the letter.

Step 3: Decide where you'd like to hang the wreath in your home. (I have mind hanging in front of a large mirror in the entrace of my apartment.) With the wreath hanging from the satin ribbon, determine the length you need for the wreath to hang where you want it. If you want, you can tie it off here and hang it. Or...

Step 4: Shift the ribbon so that you have a few extra inches on each side,. Then cut the ribbon free from the spool. Tie the ribbon so that it hangs where you'd like it to on the wall. Cut Vs in the ends of the ribbon and drape them over either side of the hook to hang the wreath. (It's somewhat hard to see in this picture how I've done that. My apologies.)

And that's it! Again, I'm sorry I don't have any step-by-step pictures.

I'm joining a few blog parties this week. Check out where you can party too on the right side of the screen. Take a look at what others are sharing!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv your letter moss wreath...great idea! Hope you have a FUN week:)


Patricia said...

I love it!!

Orange it Lovely said...

I LOVE IT! this is exactly what I want on my door. Simple and Elegant!
Great job

Laura said...

So pretty!

I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

Laurie said...

You did such a wonderful job on your monogram & moss wreath - it's so elegant! Thanks for sharing the project and the how to!

Elissa said...

This is lovely! I love projects using moss. My back yard is full of it, so I am always looking for creative projects using my free resource! I'll have to give this a try--thanks for the inspiration!

Lanie Ree said...

Moss based projects are so pretty. I'm too nervous to try it, but you're tempting me here! So pretty.

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Katie said...

So cute! You have done a really great job!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

That turned out great! I love the initial.

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jen J. said...

Thanks for stopping by the world of dennifer! I love your wreath - you are right, very similar. And your blog is so cute! I'm following now. :)


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