Hi everyone!

And welcome to day 1 of our week long series called “Bring in Spring!”
For today’s SUPER simple tutorial, I want to show you how to create a mossy monogram to hang in your home.

My hope is that you’ll get outside and collect some of your own moss to keep these projects REALLY low budget and even more “homemade.”  


Let’s get started, shall we?

To make this project, you only need 3 things:

*A thin wood or paper mache letter or number
I got mine for a couple bucks at Hobby Lobby.  
*Sheet Moss~ from nature, or store-bought
*A hot glue gun

I want to show you our “found” moss and store-bought sheet moss, side by side…
The only difference is the color because our moss was JUST found and still pretty WET.

That’s really the ONLY difference!  
So if you want to use your own moss, just bring it home from the woods, and let it dry, upside down, for about 2 days, and it will be good to go.  
Obviously, if it’s wet, the hot glue will NOT work.  
Here’s one more pic, comparing the thickness–our “found” moss on the left, and store bought on the right.
{By the way, I’ll show you a trick later this week for keeping your moss looking nice and green over time}.
So once you have your moss, go ahead and tear it into sections to cover your letter, leaving enough moss to slightly overhang the letter (about 1/4 inch overhang is good).  

 Now begin hot gluing those sections down, a bit at a time…

 Once the entire top of your letter is covered with moss, you’ll need to begin gluing the side edges down.  Just apply hot glue along the edge, and carefully press the moss down for a few seconds.
 Below you can see a finished edge section next to an unfinished section.  See how much nicer it looks when you cover the edges?
 You may come to some sections where you didn’t leave enough moss overhanging to cover your edge…like I did here…I cut that moss too short and now I can’t finish my edges.  Oh no!
 Actually, it’s no big deal, so don’t worry if it happens.  Just grab a little section of moss from your pile of extras, and glue it down on that edge section.  Continue gluing those edges, all the way around.
 Once you’re done, your letter should look like this. 
  Pretty, huh?

Now you just need to find the perfect place to hang it!  

Like here, on the dining room wall

 Or here, on the gallery wall someplace…

 Or here on this door by my DIY Spring Wreath…

It’s so cute, it really looks nice anywhere.  

I bet you have a spot in your house where a mossy monogram would look great too.  
 Why not give it a try?  It takes all of 10 minutes and it’s a great way to bring a little pop of SPRING greenery into your home!  

See you tomorrow for Day 2 of our Bring in Spring series.