DIY Moss Covered Monogram tutorial {day 16 of 31 days of Pinterest}

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DIY moss covered monogram

Today’s project was inspired by this pin from Love of Family and Home.  I met Tonya at Haven this summer, but I had read her blog before that.  So blessed to call her my friend now! You have to go check out her adorable fall front porch!

DIY moss covered monogram

When I got the chance to try out Consumer Crafts a few weeks ago, I ordered some other supplies along with the supplies for my Yarn Wreath

I got 2 packages of moss sheets (aff.link) and a large cardboard monogram (aff.link).  LOVED that this monogram was big – much bigger than the cardboard ones at the craft stores.

DIY moss covered monogram

This was a really simple project but was VERY messy! The moss I ordered was actually REAL moss so it still had “dirt” on the back.  I think you can buy moss sheets that are more synthetic and have more of a netting on the back.   This moss worked fine, it was just messy and doesn’t have as much of a uniform look, but has a completely natural look since it is real.  If you check Tonya’s post you can see she bought sheet moss from Joann’s– cost around $9.00 but you can use a 40 or 50% coupon to get it under $5.00.

DIY moss covered monogram

I just tore pieces of moss and hot glued them to the monogram letter wrapping them around the back.  Piecing together pieces to fill in gaps as I went. 

DIY moss covered monogram

I actually was able to cover the entire thing – even the back – with one bag of moss.  So I have another bag left to do some kind of project in the spring! Smile

I glued some ribbon on the back and my Moss Monogram was finished! 

DIY moss covered monogram

I hung it for now over the chippy window that I have hanging above my $20 painted flea market dresser that is in our hallway upstairs.  I added a little fall décor to the dresser for fun too.

DIY moss covered monogram

I am sure you will be seeing this moss monogram somewhere else in the spring.  I love it!

 

DIY moss covered monogram

Do you have any monograms in your house?  I love this one and would love to create another kind someday too.

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Comments

  1. I love this Christina! I keep looking at it wondering how I could add succulents…I have an idea how to do it, and I am going to pin this so I can try it! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Debbie 🙂
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  2. I really like these – I just scraped a mess of moss up off a shady unused corner of my driveway to prep for sealing it – and it was all connected like a sheet. But, I didn’t know what to do with it(centerpiece?) or if I wanted the dirt in the house – so it went to the compost pile. I even asked friends and family if they wanted moss – ha. I kept thinking – you’ll end up buying this someday.

  3. This is a great series. Started following several days in. It’s good inspiration to do some of those pins!! Your moss letter looks great.

  4. Your monogram turned out beautifully!! Thanks again for the shout-out!! I really appreciate it!!
    Tonya @ Love of Family & Home recently posted..Shower Before & After with Tub Surround TutorialMy Profile

  5. If I used a wooden initial instead of cardboard, don’t you think I could hang it outside? I have an old window hanging on our pool shed & that would be a cute touch I think.

  6. Pamela Puto says:

    What can I put on the moss so it will stop make a mess?

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