And after all, it's not like I'm investing in a moss-tang. It was basically the price of a jar of moss-tard. (Yep, I just went there.)
Here's what you'll need:- Letter (I used an inexpensive cardboard letter from JoAnn)
- Sheet moss (I used two packages, but would recommend buying three so you have more large, full sheets to work with)
- Low-temp glue gun (The "low-temp" part may reduce the amount of curse words and hopping around like a fool while shaking your frying hand in the air. At least, that's what I was thinking.)
- Glue sticks
- Something to cover your floor/craft area (I used free Christmas wrapping paper I keep on hand for projects)
In case you didn't notice, I didn't include scissors in the photo above. On accident. But I mean, you do have other options. You could shred the moss with your teeth, for example. But I would recommend it. (a) The moss will get stuck in your teeth (b) It's really messy (c) I don't imagine it tastes very good (d) If the neighbors catch a glance through the windows, it would be rather hard to explain.
So, use scissors - even if I didn't include them in the photo, mm-kay? Moving on...
Get to Workin':
It's pretty simple.
- You just fold the sheets out, then start wrapping pieces around the letters.
- Glue the pieces in place, one piece at a time.
Here's my progress after the first sheet.
- Use your scissor to trim around the excess around the edges.
- Keep gluing pieces next to each other.
As I mentioned earlier, I might buy more than two packages to make things move along more easily. My packages had about 1-1/2 larger sheets and a few smaller pieces for each package, so I had to spend more time making each "seam" look natural and fairly seemless. I think would be easier to have three-or-so large sheets, and just use a couple smaller pieces to fill in. Capeesh?
Here's the final product:
And some detail shot of the side...
I got my crafty-fix. And a moss letter in the process! I keep moving it around our place. It looks so vibrant in each little spot.
Do you ever find yourself itchy to get your hands a-workin' to make something pretty? Do you love the bright green moss as much as I do? Any recent crafty projects to share?