Sometimes, projects end up in a very different place from where you anticipated starting out. This was one such project. I had a specific plan for putting some bouquets of fake flowers to good use, and this project I’d pinned ages ago was too perfect. But in the end, I didn’t end up using any of the flowers, but some other craft supplies I already had, and still loving the finished product. That’s the creative process for you!
So if some of the photos below are a little confusing, it’s because the supplies for this project evolved over the course of completing it. Here’s what you actually need to complete the moss covered letter:
- Floral moss. I bought a bag of reindeer moss from Amazon. This is great stuff for terrariums too!
- Hot glue gun.
- A piece of cardboard. Mine is from the back of a print I purchased and framed, but any piece or thickness of cardboard could work.
- Photo frame. I bought this one at Goodwill for a couple dollars, and painted it to give it new life.
- Old book pages. I bought some old books at Goodwill also, and I’ve used them for many craft projects over the years.
- A printer.
First, decide on the letter. I chose a “C” for our last name, which seemed fitting for the entry way. I tried drawing a “C” directly onto the cardboard, but I could not for the life of me get it to look good. So, take the time to type the letter into a Word document or Google Doc, and increase the font size to fill a standard 8×10 frame.
Print your letter, and cut it out. Trace it onto your cardboard, and cut it out.
Here’s where I resorted to Plan B. Plan A was to cover the letter with moss, mostly to fill any gaps between the flowers, which would go on top of the moss. But, my flowers were too large, or my letter too thin, for the flowers to fit. So, I kept it simple and just used the moss by itself.
After I removed the existing artwork, I taped some old book pages to cover the back of the picture frame. You could use scrapbook paper, sheet music, or pieces of cool wallpaper, whatever fits with your entry way vibe.