Thursday, May 5, 2011

All the Rage: Moss Monogram

I think I have seen this tutorial on every single DIY blog this spring. So of course I had to try it too.  I have explained before about my love for monogram and my weird desire to have it plastered all over our house.  So when I saw a tutorial for these Pottery Barn knock-off monogrammed moss letters I simply couldn’t help myself (especially since I would be saving $72!!!!  Seriously, who would pay $79 for grass and dirt?!).  PB Moss Letters 1

PB Moss Letters 2

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This is probably the easiest, cheapest, and fastest craft project in the world (Have I been saying that a lot lately? I feel like I have).  I purchased the moss, ribbon, and the ‘H’ from Hobby Lobby for a total of $7.  I already had a glue gun so I was good there (If you do decide to make this, make sure you have several extra sticks of glue.  You will go through the glue quickly).DSC04801

As you can see, this projects gets pretty messy very quickly.  Make sure you lay down some paper or something before you even open the bag of moss, and plan on vacuuming when you’re done.  I purchased the sheet moss and the loose clumps of moss because I didn’t know which I would like more.  I ended up using a mixture of both.  All I did was glue pieces of moss onto the ‘H’ making sure that all the edges are covered.  Then I attached a ribbon to the back with a small bow on top.  Easy, right?  DSC04805

At first I had the ‘H’ hanging on a mirror in our entry way.  (A suggestion for you if you decide to do this: you may want to put moss on the front and back of the letter. This will both prevent scratching the mirror and prevent someone from seeing the back of an unfinished letter.)  I like a mirror by the door so I can double-check to make sure everything is in place before I leave, but I found myself dodging the moss just so I could see my face.   I ended up moving the ‘H’ to the solarium where we have all of our plants growing out of control (more to come on this later).  I figured that moss and plants would fit together nicely anyways.  DSC04841

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So there you have it: affordable, popular, mossy monogram!

xoxo Darby

10 comments :

Jennifer Vanzant said...

That is too cute!! Love it and thanks for your sweet comment:-)

Morgan said...

very cute! I read/look at lots of craft blogs but just never find the time to do any of the crafts. :(

Lesli said...

I love love love this idea! I am bookmarking it!

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Le Chateau des fleurs said...

You did a good job! I love this! This is so organic...looks great with a Shabby chic decor.
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Monique said...

Your blog is really cute!

Monique xx

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Clayton Thomas said...

Following from the hop. Very nice craft. Think even I could do it!

Happy Mother's Day

Clayton
http://www.claytonpaulthomas.com

Jacqui' said...

What a great idea! I love the blog and Im a new follower. You two are just the cutest couple =]

Jacqui'

Frugal in WV said...

Those look great! Following you now from the super stalker blog hop, you can find me at

http://wvfrugal-wvsaver.blogspot.com/

craftytexasgirls said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I am so happy to have found a new blog friend. Those mossy monograms are adorable. I love personalized decor too.

:) Samantha
Crafty Texas Girls

Kortney said...

I'm stalking from the Super Stalker Sunday! Thanks so much for linking up!!

BTW! That "H" is soo cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great week!
~Kortney
www.kortneyskrazylife.com

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