I really enjoy the use of monograms in decorating right now, and I especially like Pottery Barn’s live moss monograms. But . . . at $79, I decided to make my own from things I already had on hand.
I began by using my utility knife to cut the letter “K” out of a piece of cardboard.
Next, I traced the letter onto some leftover foam from a chair padding project, and used my electric carving knife to cut the foam. Just like cutting through soft butter!
Now for the moss. I had some leftover in my craft cupboard. The package looks like this.
I cut the shape of the letter out of the moss, and began wrapping my foam, glueing as I went with my handy OLD glue gun.
When the front was done I turned it over and glued a strip of moss on the back.
Voila! She is finished.
Now to add the finishing touches, a burlap ribbon for hanging and a burlap flower.
Here it is, hanging in my entryway.
Okay . . . so here is a quick tutorial on making rosettes out of scrap fabric. I began with a length of burlap ribbon, which I folded in half lengthwise.
Next I began rolling the bud from the middle, glueing with my glue gun as I went along.
I continued rolling, twisting my ribbon and glueing to the end.
Then I finished it off by wrapping the end of the burlap underneath the flower and glueing it in place. I wasn’t concerned about raw edges showing as that was the look I was going for. Here is a TIP for you: The more flowers I’ve made the more I’ve realized that the quicker you make one, the better it turns out! At the beginning, when I was trying to get these things to look perfect, they turned out looking really bad!
My husband thinks this crafy project is a bit funny and that my letter looks like it is growing grass! I rather like my mossy “K”.
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