…but my mossy letter project sure did! We’ve been doing so much practical home improvement stuff lately that I’ve been itching to do something more creative! I was inspired by this blog and this blog to tackle this project.
Here are the materials I started with. Everything came from Hobby Lobby except the cardboard letter which I got at Jo-Anns. None of the materials were very expensive because I used coupons – less than $10 for what I used.
Notice that I had 3 different gluing options – craft glue, glue dots and a hot glue gun. The other 2 bloggers both used hot glue, but I’m not a fan so I went with the glue dots. I simply affixed several dots all over the T and it worked great!
Then came the fun part of figuring out how exactly to wrap the sheet of moss completely around the letter – it was like putting a puzzle together.
I wish I could tell you there is a perfect way to do this, but I just winged it and the moss was very forgiving. I continued to add glue dots in places where it needed it and I just kept wrapping and trimming until it was completely covered.
Since I planned on hanging it in front of a mirror, I covered the front and back. This was really easy and I did it all in about 15 minutes.
I had gotten a yard of thick, silver ribbon to hang it and just used thumbtacks to attach the ribbon to the back of the letter and the mirror. Since I didn’t use glue, now I can move the letter around the house. I think it would also look cute sitting in the back of a bookshelf or hanging on a front door.
I absolutely love how it turned out! I’m a sucker for pops of green in any space, so this moss was right up my alley! Why is our old dresser in our living room? I moved it in there to get it out of our cramped bedroom, but now it’s growing on me. I’ve been trying to sell it on CL, but now I’m having second thoughts.
What crafty projects have you all done lately? Any other hot glue gun hatas out there? Who else has repurposed a piece of furniture in an unlikely space?