Moss Wreath

I love seasonal wreaths.  I think they are an adorable way to decorate for each special holiday.  But I’ve been wanting something for all the time, for no reason at all.  I wanted a wreath that would be a general “hello & welcome to our nest” to all of our friends and family.

When I went treasure hunting at Goodwill last week (another favorite spot of mine), I spotted a straw wreath form for $1.00.  I had passed on purchasing one during my last trip to Michael’s.  I had a conversation with myself and said “self, that’s a lovely idea you have, but you don’t need any other projects right now.  Finish the ones you’ve started, then you can buy yourself the things you need to make a wreath.”  But I couldn’t pass it up.  Most straw wreath forms really aren’t much more than that, but for $1.00?  I had to have it.  It was destiny.

I decided on a simple moss wreath with our initial on it.  I gathered floral pins, floral wire (which I didn’t end up using) and sheets of green moss.  I highly recommend you do this craft outside if possible.  Green moss can be very messy, even outside in high wind situations.  But I’m not speaking from experience or anything (*smile*).  I wrapped the moss sheets around the form and pinned like crazy.  I cut and pinned and cut and pinned, until I achieved the look I wanted.

I bought a lower case initial because I really liked the font.  The capital letters they had at Michael’s were too blocky (I like to make up words), so I bought this fancy initial and spray painted it white.  I had the burlap ribbon for the knot and jute string to hang it with in my craft bin downstairs.  To prevent the moss from continuing to fall off, I gave it a light spray of spray adhesive to hold it all in place.

I’m really happy with the way it turned out.  The nice thing about it is too, is that if I want to change it up for the seasons, I can undo the burlap knot and put a seasonal ribbon on to replace it.  Voila!  It’s a wreath for all seasons!!

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  1. That wreath turned out super cute :) I might have to give this a try myself! I love how you added the “d” & the burlap…such a nice touch :)

  2. You really are just the crafty/thrifty Queen – I love the wreath and the vintage magnets, and everything else :)

  3. Why thanks guys! I’m just doing things I’ve always done, except now I’m sharing them with you! I’m so glad you like it! Although with the weather outside today, I feel like I should put Christmas lights on it! XO Laura

  4. How cute!

  5. I’m enjoying the simplicity of this wreath! Great for a front door since it can also be enjoyed form far away. That’s a nice bright green moss. I made a moss wreath but it’s kind of brownish. This one is a beauty!

    Popping over from DebbieDoo’s!

  6. I love how simple this is but it still makes a huge impact. Very pretty!

  7. I love this! I’ve been on a wreath-making kick lately, and this is just what I need to make next for our front door. (I make up words too! :-)

  8. I love the wreath! The natural colors are so pretty, and I really like how you added the ribbon at the bottom! I found you through the newbie party and I’m following you now!

    Kelly

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