DIY: Moss Letters and Numbers
While searching wedding blogs prior to the wedding, I took note of what I thought were fancy-dancy moss letters. I asked my florist if she could make these. She told me in the past, she just ordered them for other brides. She said she used Pottery Barn. So I marched my happy fingers to their website and discovered that while they do have beautiful live moss letters, they also have a hefty price tag
(to be expect with Pottery Barn I suppose…).
So I added another project to my list and started searching other wedding blogs for a how-to of creating these magical letters. I knew I wanted them, I just didn’t know how many or where I would put them.
So I started at Jo Ann Fabric. They have hollow, card board such letters that are lighter in weight than a typical wooden letter.
I found Super Green moss in 48 inch rolls from Jo Ann fabric as well…
Simple ivory satin ribbon, a pair of scissors and my handy dandy hot glue gun and I was ready for some letter makin’.
I started with the letter M. Not for Matt, but for McGuinness. I decide I would make one for my mother as a trial run.
I first glued pieces of ribbon to the back, top of the M.
I rolled out the moss (which has nifty netting on the back) and sort of traced the letter. It ended up looking something like this…
I secured the moss with hot glue (ouch…it is really hot…I have the scars to prove it…gloves recommended!) and started to secure the sides as well.
I used scraps and cut other pieces to fill in the back. You could leave it without moss if no one will see the back. But in my case, I needed to cover the entire letter.
Finished product…as you can see the moss is pretty messy.
Since my first “M” went so well, I decided to make an N,M, and H!
So I also got the great idea to make our table numbers this way! It wouldn’t be that difficult, right? Just 20 numbers. Well after some frustration, hot glue gun burns all over my fingers, and about 10 trips to Jo Ann fabric, I had my table numbers. But it was well worth it.