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DIY Wedding Challenge: Moss Covered Letters



1. 1"x12"x36" piece of white styrofoam from any craft store ($5)

2. 525 cu in. bag of spanish moss (I bought 1 bag of spanish moss {super GREEN!} and a smaller bag of brownish moss, $5)

3. Low heat glue gun and LOTS OF GLUE STICKS (I used about 30 when doing mine)

4. Sharpie marker/ colored marker

5. Kitchen knife, non-serrated or serrated will work fine


Step 1:  I printed out a letter "G" from Microsoft Word that was in the font style that I desired to use as a template (if you can print out the letter big enough <on a plotter or something> then you could just use the letter and trace it onto the styrofoam)

Step 2: Use a Sharpie to free hand draw or trace the letter on the styrofoam

Step 3: Take the knife and cut out the letter.. be careful to not apply too much pressure on the styrofoam, as it can break pretty easily (glues back together easily too!)

Step 4: After you have the letter cut out, get your moss ready.  I put mine on a huge sheet of paper on the floor (to avoid too much mess).  I tore a bunch out of the bag and ripped it into small pieces/chunks.  I mixed the green moss with the brown moss, to make it more natural looking.

Step 5: Use your hot glue gun to apply glue to a 3"x3" section on the letter.

Step 6: Quickly grab a small chunk of moss and roll it and pack it into a tight ball, and apply it on the letter in the glue.  Press firmly so that the moss gets stuck in the glue completely.  You may have to apply more glue to get all the moss stuck.

Step 7: Continue doing this until the entire letter is covered.

Optional-- I trimmed the extra moss to make it "clean" looking

Last Updated: August 4, 2013 at 12:39 am
Tags: DIY Wedding
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