After seeing all the beautiful moss wreaths out there (and knowing my step-mom's birthday was coming up) I had to create my own version.
Here's some of the inspiration I found that made me want to try it out:
I just love all of those! Especially the last one. I thought rosettes would look so lovely and simple on a moss wreath.
I used Spanish moss because it was the cheapest at Hobby Lobby.
(And I still have half a bag left!)
My parents like monogram W things.
At first I was just going to use white rosettes. So glad I threw the aqua and tan in there.
It made it so much prettier!
I tried spray-painting the sticks, but regular acrylic paint worked better.
but as you may be able to tell in the picture, the door wouldn't actually close with the hanger that I bought for them.
A crafty gal always has a Plan B.....
.....or at least figures one out last minute.
They already have one of those fantastic heavy duty magnetic hooks that attaches to glass or metal so I just made a little loop to glue on the back of the wreath,
And then just tied the excess ribbon into a bow.
So it actually ended up hanging on the storm door instead.
These moss wreaths, while time-consuming, are actually pretty easy.
Just know that you will definitely get moss everywhere.
Ok so maybe your mess wouldn't look as bad as mine, but this is just to show you how it could be (and will be if your a messy crafter like me). Definitely lay down a sheet.
I mean, really, Allie? hahahaha.
All you really need to know to make this wreath is:
- Hot glue that moss on there like crazy, pressing down firmly each time to be sure it fills in all the holes. This will take longer than you think. :) And more glue sticks than you think. Stock up!
- Make some fabulous rosettes in 3 or more colors
- Paint some sticks white and glue them on first and then glue the rosettes on top so it looks cleaner.
- Paint a letter and hot glue it on.
- Find some matching ribbon to hang it with and you're done!
Since I have half a bag left, I might need one for me.
As always I'm linking to these parties.