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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Inspired by... moss



I saw this post on Thrifty Chick in May and fell in love with the 'mossy goodness!'
 
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Our mantle/fire place is constructed of limestone and I just knew a chunky moss letter with look fabulous against the creamy yellow and brown tones.  I decided to go with a bit smaller, medium size letter, since I wasn't intending to dominate the space.
 
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There it is on the right... I really love how it turned out!


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I used rolled moss, rather than sheet moss. The rolled moss was the perfect width for the front of the letter. It has a lot of wire in it, so it's more difficult to cut, but the wire makes it easer to form.

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If you've ever worked with moss (of any kind) you'll know how messy it is. For this project, I actually didn't mind the mess, because I used shedded the moss to cover the places where the wire showed through more than I liked. Worked great!  I liked working with the rolled moss. It was very easy to seam together.

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I couldn't resist adding this little guy, from my stash. He looks cute perched up there, don't you think?

 
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I like the way the letter personalizes the space. You should be able to find letters in several different sizes  and materials at your local craft store.  I have some ideas for using letters in other parts of the house that I will (hopefully) be sharing with you soon!

Right now this mossy M is adding just the right amount of texture and color to our mantle. And I think it will work in well with some of the fall decor I have planned.  Despite the fact that our summer has been unseasonable hot and dry, I'm still resisting the mad rush into Fall. (I realize I am in the minority here)


 

What about y'all, in a hurry for Fall?

Seen anything around blog land lately that you've been dying to make?

Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear!


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1 comment:

  1. I love these mossy projects too and have been pinning a few on my Pinterest board. I will have to give it a try-yours is fabulous!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.

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