Moss covered letters look great, especially outdoors and in gardens. This look can be achieved a number of ways, but in this post we will be showing you a step by step guide to creating this look with faux moss from a craft store.
Step 1. Gather your supplies
You will need:
-Wooden letter…buy here!
-Crossgrain ribbon for hanging
-Paint + paint brush
–Craft Moss…we purchased ours from the dollar store and used about 1.5 bags on this project
*Optional–Butterflies-we picked these up at the dollar store too!
Step 2. Paint your letter.
We used acrylic craft paint and painted 2 coats for even coverage. We left 5 minutes to dry in between coats. We chose green so that if any of the wood were to show through the moss it would blend better looking more natural.
Step 3. Using your hot glue gun, begin gluing the craft moss onto the letter. Use scissors as necessary to cut and separate large clumps of the moss for even application.
Step 4. Once you achieved the desired look of the moss, set aside for a few minutes to dry completely. Since you are using hot glue, it should be completely dry pretty quickly.
Step 5. *Optional
We decided we wanted to add a little something extra to our letter to make it a little more whimsical. We used a pack of butterflies to create this look. We simply placed a small amount of hot glue on the butterflies and placed them into the moss.
Step 6. Once you are happy with your letter, turn over and using the hot glue, attach the ribbon. You could use a number of things in place of the ribbon, such as twine or wire…it just depends on the look you are trying to achieve.
Allow time for ribbon to dry and hang your new diy moss letter, and be sure to tag us in your pictures! #metalunlimited