Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mossy Letter For Spring

Can you believe Daylight Savings is just around the corner?!?!?! I think it's less than two weeks away. Can you believe that? How is your week going? What have you been up to? Lots of question marks! 

I'm happy to share that mine has been a productive one! I took off Monday to get a lot of things done around the house and it really helped! Sometimes I think I would like to just have a STAYcation instead of a vacation. There are always soooo many things on the "to do" list that it seems like a never-ending battle. Having this blog helps me get things done because I hold myself accountable to you, believe it or not!  

I just want to say thank you for reading along if you do. I am excited to see that I have gained many new fans on Facebook, Pinterest and Twittter in the last month. It's just wild to see the numbers increase. I thank anyone who reads along. It means a lot to me. I LOVE reading blogs and seeing what other people are up to and I think the coolest thing about blogging is making friends and seeing how other people do things. hehe!  : )

My next little project was an attempt to bring a little Spring in the house. I have been eyeing objects covered in moss for a while. I thought it would be a lot of fun to cover a letter to hang in our home so the image below is of a letter I covered and hung on a mirror over our mantel. I absolutely LOVE decorating the mirror. For years I didn't even consider decorating the mirror but recently discovered that it is just another blank slate where I can add some wall covering for a subtle piece to draw the eye upward in the room. Otherwise the mirror is quite bland! The letter is a little hard to make out in the picture below, I guess but you get the jist!
 


I found a cute letter H and using adhesive spray I covered it in moss(purchased at Dollar Tree). Then I used a 3M plastic hanger that looks like brushed nickel to attach it to the mirror. I used a sheer off-white ribbon to hang the letter. I love how it turned out! Have you covered any objects in moss? What types of decorating ideas are you dying to try that you haven't yet tackled?



49 comments:

Karen said...

I can't wait for spring! Yesterday we had a big snowstorm here after a few weeks of nice weather and even a bit of yard work...so discouraging! Maybe I need a spring craft to get back on track!

Deepthi said...

Very very nice and innovative

Angi said...

Winter seems like it has left us so fast this year. Time to start clearing out the yard and getting ready for Spring now.

As Told By Lisa said...

Spring is my favorite season! Nice photos.

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Clarinda Olenslager said...

That's a very cool idea. I need to make my house look more like a home.

Sol Searching said...

Wow its almost daylight saving time...the months are going by so fast!

I love Spring its my favorite time of the year!

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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

Love it! I wish my home were more neat & decorative like yours!

Faith and Family Reviews said...

We moved six months ago and I still haven't put much on our walls and the bedrooms need curtains.

Janet K said...

Spring is my absolute favorite time of year. I love Easter, daylight savings is the best, and I just feel alive! I'm hoping this Spring will bring a new member to our family (well, at least I'm hoping to get pregnant). :) I love the letter and it looks so pretty in the mirror!!

dawn said...

I've never covered anything with moss. How interesting!

Right now my decorating needs seem to be looking at making a bench for my foyer and I would love to make something to hide the cat box in that is in my first floor bathroom.

Less Is More said...

Oh I would LOVE to hide our cat box too!

Elizabeth said...

what a great idea. I never considered decorating a mirror. I like the effect you got with the moss. Happy Spring to you! The daffodils are up where I live.

janis meredith said...

Daylight savings is 2 weeks away? yikes!

Mandy said...

That's very creative! I like it. Thanks for sharing :)

Beloved said...

How clever. I'm inspired to go make something....I like the look of your site.
I'll be back for inspiration.
Peace and good.

Mystery Shopping Teacher said...

Sadly I am not much into decorating...the best I can do is buy a painting. I have a Guillome Azoulay picture called "Duke" in my living room that my husband loves. I have a Caroline Young painting also in my living room that I adore. That's about all the decorating that I do :)

Deborah Owen said...

How original. You have the soul of an artist. I would have never thought of these things. Thanks for the smiles. Deb

Deanna crazed said...

Wow, that's really neat! You are very talented to be able to do something like that. Thanks for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

I like decorating with nature themes. I have a downed birch tree that I'd somehow like to use for home decor.

Kristel
www.HealthyFrugalista.com

Julie@teachinggoodeaters said...

I have pretty much no design sense whatsoever.... I have pinned tons of ideas that I would like to try, but I don't have much confidence in this area :) I love that you used inexpensive materials for this project. It looks great!

WomenAreGamechangers said...

Interesting. Did you find that idea on Pinterest?

Lisa Ng said...

Interesting project! I've never used moss before. I'm not a crafty person but I'd love to do some projects with my 18-mo old!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

I need to get my spring mantel done. Did you ever notice that the Dollar Tree moss smells really funky?

ashley@proverbsliving.com said...

Decorating is something I shy away from. My brain doesn't see things the way they will actually turn out and I've been very disappointed by my experiments. haha Right now I'm working toward hanging photos! Bare walls are ugly *ahem* boring, in my opinion.

Nichole Kennard said...

I love spring and can't wait to open the windows! Your letter is really pretty and super cheap to put together I might have to look into trying something like this. I have never used moss in decorating.

Dakotapam said...

Very cute! I have no decorating sense, and I'm usually chasing kids around:)

Shelly said...

I love the mossy letter! I have moss on hand that I bought for another project a while back, so I'll have to do something with it for Spring!

Shopping Tips And Tricks said...

Thank you for your post! I need to see ideas in order to do them and I love simple! Your style reminds me of my sister's home.

Jessie said...

I love doing craft projects! I have a few sewing projects that I want to get started on within the next few weeks. We are anxiously awaiting spring and getting outside :)

happydally said...

I love adhesive spray! It is awesome! I have some letters I want to paint with a stainless steel paint so they look like the Urban Outfitters letters.

Colette said...

I have TONS of projects I want to tackle (thanks, Pinterest) and I have no time to do it. Hopefully I can get off the old duff and just do it! Have a great spring!

JulieK said...

WOW I have never seen a project like this - I love it... would be perfect for like an outdoor baby or bridal shower to! :)

junebug said...

Staycations rock!! Some people think it is weird but when I take time to improve my daily surroundings it makes me feel better daily. I bet it gives you a warm fuzzy feeling when you come into your living room now. :-)

Couponista Queen said...

What a cool, chic and frugal idea.

Dori Stowell said...

Beautiful! I love this idea!

Cambria said...

Wow, what a cute craft! I can't wait for Spring either, it will be so nice to let the kids just run wild outside!

Single Gal said...

Wait, what? Daylight Savings is just around the corner again?!? I do not like this news!! You're projects look amazing, btw!

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

I have one wall in my den that is wallpaper - a yuck green and gold design. I want to replace it, but can't decide what to replace it with.

Mona said...

I'm not that creative. If I get some pictures hung on the walls, I think I'm doing good. Your moss covered H is very nice.

Single Girl Approved said...

This is a great post. I often feel the same about needing a staycation. I had a week off and considered going out of town but I spent the entire week doing things around the house.

Vivian said...

Great photos that will help others to copy your ideas! I love simple...and am trying to declutter many years of accumulation. :)
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A Nest in the Rocks said...

Very pretty! My Pinterest to-do list is too long to list them all, but I have lots of fun DIY projects pinned.

Christy Kramer said...

Very cute and simple. It looks great and works really well with your fireplace.

Christy
www.alivinghomeschool.com

corine@allthingsgoodandwise said...

I really like that letter. Great idea. Excited to see more ideas. I am sending one to college and paying for a private school for another and so my decor needs to be thrifty. Visiting from the 100 comment event.

isis said...

I'm not a creative/artistic/crafty person so I don't really mess with stuff like that. But I'm impressed with people who can actually make something beautiful on their own!

Staci said...

Oh my gosh, that picture was playing tricks on my mind! I kept thinking it was hanging on the ceiling fan!

All my spring projects tend to be outside. Although, I think I need to wipe down the walls in the house this spring. The wood stove has them quite dusty!

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

Love this! I've been wanting to cover a wreath in moss for my door!! I have the wreath, but hadn't started looking for moss. Now I know I can go to Dollar Tree!

stacy said...

Nice! Now that spring is close I'm getting in the the mood to do some redecorating.

ATLanta Saving Moms said...

Very creative. :)