DIY Moss Monogram for a Fall Wedding
For your fall wedding or event, create your very own moss monogram to highlight the guest of honor with this step-by-step tutorial!
Monograms are a must-have addition to almost any event. You can celebrate the newly-formed family at weddings, or highlight the guest of honor by simply adding a monogram.
This DIY moss monogram fits in well with fall weddings that have rustic or other natural elements. You can hang it on the door to your ceremony or reception, use it as a ceremony backdrop, or hang it near your sweetheart table. The best part? You can keep the monogram as a home decoration after the party is over to always remember your special day!
- Large monogram letter (cardboard, wood, MDF, etc.)
- Hot glue gun
- Medium-dark wood stain
- Disposable brush or foam brush
- Sheet moss
- Pom pom string
- Fabric flower
Step 1: Begin wrapping your monogram letter in twine and secure it every few lines with a hot glue gun.
Step 2: Wrap the twine so that it all goes in the same direction. Continue until the letter is completely covered.
Step 3: Cut a larger piece of twine for hanging the letter. Tie a knot on both ends and hot glue it to the back of the letter.
Step 4: Use a disposable brush to apply a medium or dark wood stain over all the twine to give it a rich brown shade. Do this in a well ventilated area and allow to fully dry - outdoors is best.
Step 5: Gather a few different types of sheet moss. Tear off a piece and pull it to separate it into a looser bunch so that when you attach it, the edges look like natural growth, rather than a defined chunk of moss. Hot glue the moss pieces randomly across the letter, varying the types and shades.
Step 6: Leave some areas uncovered by moss so that the texture of the twine peeks through.
Step 7: Cut a long strand of pom pom string and wrap it around a portion of the letter for an asymmetrical style. Hot glue the ends to the back of the letter to secure it in place. Then create a focal point by attaching a fabric flower in that area.
Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.Read More »