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DIY moss monograms

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Personalize your front door

'Tis the season when the holiday decor gets pulled out of boxes and wreaths make an appearance on the front door. If you want something a little unique and versatile enough to use year-round, consider making a moss covered-monogram to adorn your door.

Moss covered letter

Moss letters are a fun way to add a little flair to your door when it's not quite time to pull out the holiday wreath or even outside of the holiday season. Swap out the ribbon or use some fun embellishments to make it more holiday oriented or fitting for each season. Tack on some pastel flowers in the spring, add a few leaves for fall or use a bright red bow for Christmas. The options are endless, meaning you can get a lot of use out of this one piece of decor. You could also hang it in your home or simply set it on a shelf. The best part is it is easy to complete and relatively inexpensive, making it the perfect craft project for all levels of experience. It would even make a fun gift option for your neighbors.

Supplies

Supplies needed:

  • Large wooden letter (Available at most craft stores or online. This one is from Hobby Lobby.) 
  • 1 bag of moss
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ribbon and any other embellishments of your choice

Step one

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Step one

Create a bracket using ribbon so you can interchange your main ribbon with the seasons. Simply hot glue the ends of one ribbon, horizontally, leaving space for the actual ribbon in the middle. For an extra secure hold, glue two more pieces vertically over each end. You may have to alter this step a bit, depending on your letter. I created two brackets, one on each end of the "F." If you don't want to be able to change your ribbon, simply hot glue the ribbon to the back of the letter.

Step two

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Step two

Add glue to a small area and apply the moss. This project can get really messy, so it is best to do it outside if possible. Pull off small pieces of moss and apply them to the letter.

Step three

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Step three

Continue gluing until the entire letter is covered. I suggest getting the majority of the letter covered and then going back to fill in gaps or cover up the edges. You'll likely use less moss than if you try to be really particular with coverage from the beginning. You can also add moss to the back if you want to or if you'll see the back. I didn't cover the back so that this would lay flat against the door.

Step four

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Step four

Once the letter is covered, hang it up on the door! If you have any wild pieces hanging off, you can use a pair of scissors to trim the edges for a cleaner look. Ideally, the letter shouldn't be exposed to rain or excessive wind, and you may need to add more moss every so often if the outdoor elements take their toll on it.

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