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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Moss and Rosette Wreath

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:
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Ahhh!
 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. 

I wanted to hang it on my parents' door like this:
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!

Easy!
Since I have half a bag left, I might need one for me.
As always I'm linking to these parties.

21 comments:

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

What a pretty wreath! I have made stuff out of moss and it is SO messy! I feel your pain!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

I love the wreath! I have been wanting to make a moss wreath. thanks for the inspiration.

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this wreath! I know this'll sound like I'm just being nice because this is your blog and all, but seriously--I like yours SO much better than all the inspiration pieces! I mean, they were great, too, but yours is just superb ;-) I love it and I'm a new follower! I'm glad I found your blog!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Tanya said...

Oooohhhh, I love this! Very cute =)

Holiday Snob said...

This looks awesome! I have to say, I've been thinking about the moss wreaths, but the mess has been a bit of a deterrent!

New follower (came from Night Owl Crafting's party)

Aaron and Brooke said...

You are my favorite blogger :) Maybe when I grow up and buy a house you can make me a pretty monogrammed B wreath!!!

Delightful Order said...

This is so great! Would love for you to link to my delightfully inspiring Thursday Party.
http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/04/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party-8.html
DaNita

Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

Your wreaths always turn out so gorgeous!! I LOVE this one! I am always inspired by all the lovely wreaths people make in blogland.. and I always intend to make one.. but never do. :( I will usually by all the supplies too and then just never do it. Ugh.. Im terrible.. but I WANT one like this so bad! Its freakin amazing! :)

Katie said...

That is absolutely amazing! I think might have to make a mess and make one for my front door! I'm a new follower and found you through Whipperberry's Linky Party!

Katie :)
www.sweetrosestudio.blogspot.com

Cat said...

Very nice wreath and tutorial. I love the moss on your pants!
Found you on Whipperberry!

Jessa Smith said...

Pretty! I love the colors you used!

~Jessa
www.jessajill.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

What a gorgeous wreath! I agree about the aqua, it keeps it from looking too "plain"(Of course, I am addicted to that color right now, anyway, lol:)) I am your newest follower and I would LOVE it if you would link it up to my new Inspire Me Mondays blog party @ http://www.homemakerinheels.com/2011/04/inspire-me-monday-week-1-is-here-come.html
Have a great day!
Crysta:)

April 25, 2011 5:10 PM

Janna Renee said...

i love it! and i love the ribbon you used to hang it...I had the issue of hanging a basket on my door, but didn't have a hanger that would work, so I used wire. It worked this time because the flowers covered it, but for future hangings I want to keep the ribbon in mind!

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

We loved your idea so much....we are FEATURING your creation tomorrow at the start of our new What I Made Wednesday Party!!! Come and grab a button & join in the party again!! Thank you so much for joining us last week!!!

Also, don't forget to enter our 100 Followers Giveaway!!!

Briana
Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

I absolutely love your wreath! I want one for my front door! I featured it on Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!

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