Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Moss "A" and Mantle

A while back (before this blog was ever created) I was looking through the "P Barn" catalog and spotted a moss covered letter.  I immediately fell in love with it and then I looked down to see the price and I about fell out....$79.00 for a letter covered in moss!  For any of us crafters out there, we would never pay that amount for something we can make ourselves.  My version was $7.50!

Items I used for this project:

  • Cardboard Letter
  • Moss Sheets
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors and Craft Knife

I went to Jo Ann's with coupons in hand and got a cardboard letter "A" and a package of moss by the sheet.  The moss was around $5.00 and the letter was $2.50.

I don't have an exact tutorial but I did take a couple of pictures along the way.  This will give you an idea of what everything looked like before.

Lay your letter down and just cut around it.  I hot glued each piece I cut out as I went along.

My letter measures around 12 1/2"


This sheet moss is super easy to work with.  It was easy to glue pieces together, you can't even tell where the moss was cut.

I knew exactly where I was going to put it too...On my mantle I just redecorated.






Enjoy and have a great day!

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http://www.thirtysixthavenue.com/
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http://www.creationsbykara.com/
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11 comments:

  1. I love the look of that, So darn cute

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  2. I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile! Thanks for the reminder and great tips, Missy! Your mantle looks great!

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  3. I love it! Are you reading my mind, Missy?!? I will be heading to Michaels for materials tomorrow!

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  4. Everything looks great! I love the A!

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  5. Looks great! I'm visiting from Organize and Decorate Everything! I'd love for you to share this with my {re}create into something new blog party too at http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-3.html

    Hope to see you at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  6. Just to share with you folks, i have a new post today on Amish Stories from the Terre Hill days even that was just held in Lancaster Pennsylvania. It was a very hot day but i was able to get i think a few good images from this event. The town is populated with a mix of Amish and old order Mennonites which only adds to its charm. They even have what has become famous in Terre Hill their "outhouse race". The town sits on a hill so it overlooks Lancaster farmland in almost all directions. This is one of my favorite towns to visit because its free from commercialism, so if you are looking for a really all American kind of town with the added bonus of seeing its Amish and Mennonite residents at work and play, then this town is for you. Thanks folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  7. I love this! I have a J that I need to do something with, and a bag of moss... but I'm a little scared to use the loose moss - it might be forever messy. lol Yours looks so good up there on the mantle!

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  8. I luv the moss decor, but my question is how to do you clean it once the dust start collecting?

    I'm inviting you to join our linking party every Wednesday at
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    Have a fabulous week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  9. Welcome to North Texas! Thanks for the sweet email and for stopping by my blog. I am loving what you are doing on your blog. This moss letter is now on my 'to-do' list. Hope to see you around the blog world!

    :) Samantha at Crafty Texas Girls

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  10. Hi Missy, That was cute and looked easy....but it's a real standout on the mantle! Love the whole mantlescape - that lampshade is cool.

    I'm your newest follower.

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  11. Hi Missy! I wanted to let you know that your Mossy A was one of the most visited links at my party last week and is a feature this week! Well done! Feel free to grab a feature button:

    http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/07/bog-party-2/

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