DIY Moss Art

I love everything about spring.  Well almost, there is the mud to deal with.  Which I never fully understood the scope of mud and little boys until this spring.  But that is a story for another day.  I do still love spring, even with all the mud I have to scrub out of clothes.  I love the fresh start, the way we all appreciate the sunshine and warmth, and the new life that appears outside.  So when I was challenged to come up with a new spring DIY project by the other bloggers over at Hometalk I jumped right in.  I decided to take inspiration from the fresh buds outside and created a project using moss from a local craft store.  And the best part – this DIY moss art only requires a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun to complete, no expensive tools!  Check out the steps to create your own.

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To begin you will need:

  • the word of your choice printed off on computer paper
  • piece of chalk
  • cardboard
  • ball point pen
  • scissors
  • moss in sheet form
  • hot glue gun

step one |  Cover the backside of the paper with a layer of chalk.  Lay the paper on top of the cardboard, chalk side down.  Trace over the letters with the ball point pen.

step two |  Cut the word out of the cardboard.

step three |  Cut out a piece of moss that is slightly bigger than the word, leave about a half inch extra on all sides.


step four |  Place the word down on the back side of the moss and begin to hot glue the moss to the backside of the letter.  Be careful you don’t burn your fingers!  Tip: I used the tip of my scissors to hold the moss in place while the glue dried – it seemed to seep through the moss and burn my fingers while it was drying.

step five |  Find a beautiful place to display your moss art!  It would look lovely leaning up on a bookshelf or picture ledge.  I decided to grab an old cupboard door that I had in my “junk room” and hot glued the word to the door, but I understand most normal people don’t just have old cupboard doors lying around.

I do love the way it looks along the chippy off white door!  With that you are done.  I love this for springtime, but honestly I think it would look fabulous out any time of the year!  I think more mossy projects are in my future.

Now for the fun part!  A big team of bloggers are participating in this spring Bloghop!  That’s right – below are tons of links to DIY projects that are all spring themed.  So start clicking and let me know what project you love!

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Happy creating friends!

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  1. I love this project so much! It is perfect for spring!

  2. I really love this ~ great job!

  3. I love this project! Visiting from the #DIYMySpring blog hop!

  4. hollybertone says:

    HI Becky – Love the moss art! Very popular this year. Visiting as a fellow contributor to #DIYMySpring. Hope your week is full of sunshine! Hugs, Holly

  5. Oh, I love this! So fresh and Springy. :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am so doing this!!! Sweet idea.

  7. This is fabulous texture and such a cute project!

  8. Simply fabulous!! I love the whole display. So fresh and springy! 😉

  9. This is so lovely! I wish I had an old cupboard door lying around 😉

  10. I love this idea!

  11. This looks fabulous- I’ve seen moss letters in shops but never a whole word- so creative and love the whole vignette
    Visiting from the blog hop

  12. Oh my goodness what fun things you can create with moss, these are all great! I want to cover some craft eggs. Thought I would start there.

    Thanks for stopping by to share on the #OMHGWW this week, I appreciate your visit
    Have a great week!

  13. This is such a beautiful project! I love spring as well (minus the mud, of course) and this is the perfect decor to usher in springtime at home. Thanks for sharing this on #SHINEbloghop this week!

  14. What a fun idea! Thanks for bringing this by to Throwback Thursday!!


  15. That really turned out cute! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

  16. So creative! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party. – Emily

  17. I love this idea! Just wanted to let you know that it’s being featured at this week’s link party.

  18. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared

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