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How to Make a Moss Covered Monogram Wreath

Updated on February 17, 2017
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Theresa loves repurposing old things or turning things into other useful items. She loves creating something new from something old.

Moss Covered Monogram / Wreath on Front Door

Moss covered monogram / wreath hanging on my front door.
Moss covered monogram / wreath hanging on my front door. | Source

A little green just brightens and adds a bit of freshness to any home. This simple project is just perfect to freshen and add brightness to any room, door, mirror or anywhere really. Moss is a good choice to add a little green, as it is very easy to work with, and it really looks great during any season. It can be used year around, but it looks particularly good for Spring!

This moss covered monogram/wreath looks great in any style home, whether farmhouse or contemporary, and best of all, it is easy to make!

Moss is forgiving since it does not show the seams when you glue in a small scrap to fill in a spot. Here I did not use the sheets of moss, but the small little bunches of moss. Be prepared, though, it makes a huge mess and gets all over everything, including you! Have your vacuum handy.

Add a Special Touch to Church Doors at a Wedding!

Larger monogram/wreaths look lovely on church doors at weddings too! They are very elegant looking with the addition of a special ribbon and using the initials of the first names of the two persons getting married. The 18-inch letters will really stand out.

Moss Covered Monogram / Wreath Hanging on a Mirror Above Fireplace Mantle

Moss covered monogram / wreath hanging on a mirror above my fireplace.
Moss covered monogram / wreath hanging on a mirror above my fireplace. | Source

Materials Needed

Materials needed for this project.
Materials needed for this project. | Source
  • A large piece of Styrofoam that is about one inch thick (found at your local craft store) – I found green Styrofoam, so green cardstock was not necessary to cover the back or to be spray-painted. (This Styrofoam here happens to be about two and a half inches thick.)
  • Two packages of moss (also found at your local craft store)
  • A glue gun and glue sticks
  • A good knife for cutting
  • A cutting mat or thick piece of cardboard
  • A piece of ribbon of your choice (Optional)
  • Wood letter (Optional, as you may draw your letter freehand)
  • Sharpie

Tracing Letter on Styrofoam

Tracing wood letter on top of green Styrofoam.
Tracing wood letter on top of green Styrofoam. | Source
Traced letter on Styrofoam.
Traced letter on Styrofoam. | Source

Cutting out the Styrofoam Letter

Cutting out the Styrofoam letter.
Cutting out the Styrofoam letter. | Source

Instructions

Getting Started

Note: This project takes about 45 minutes to create.

  1. First off, you must draw freehand or trace your monogram on your piece of Styrofoam. I just traced my large “D” from a wood letter that I already had, as that is what my real last name begins with … not “R” as in “Reaper” as we all, I am sure, have surmised that “Reaper” it not my real last name.
  2. If you purchased your moss in sheets, then all you need to do is cut or tear your sheets and start gluing it to the piece of Styrofoam making sure you are generous with both your glue and the amount of moss you use. You do not want to be able to see through your moss.
  3. I had not used a glue gun in a long while, and I soon realized not to cover too large a space at one time with the glue, as you will not have time to place the moss before the glue hardens. It is best to glue a smaller amount of Styrofoam at a time to be able to place the moss while the glue is still hot. I purchased a bag of 50 mini sticks of glue for my small glue gun. For this project I wound up using about 33 sticks of glue. I was surprised at how fast a stick of glue was used up.
  4. I chose the pieces of moss for a more textured look for my monogram / wreath. Be very careful when using your glue gun as the glue is very hot and will stick to your fingers. I used a little wood stick to help push the pieces of moss into the Styrofoam so as to prevent burning my fingertips.
  5. For a more polished look, be sure to run the moss around the edges of your letter.
  6. Once you are done, you can set it on a table, hang it on a wall, mirror, door, chalkboard, really anywhere!

Extra: You can even add a ribbon so that I can hang the monogram/wreath. This looks so fresh on one’s front door, especially for Spring!

Styrofoam Letter and Moss

Styrofoam letter and moss, which is now ready to be glued to letter.
Styrofoam letter and moss, which is now ready to be glued to letter. | Source

Gluing Moss to Styrofoam Letter

Gluing moss to Styrofoam letter.
Gluing moss to Styrofoam letter. | Source

Slowly Covering the Styrofoam Letter With Moss

Slowly covering the Styrofoam letter with moss.  It looks pretty rough in the beginning, but do not lose heart, for it will shape up nicely.
Slowly covering the Styrofoam letter with moss. It looks pretty rough in the beginning, but do not lose heart, for it will shape up nicely. | Source

Continuing to Cover the Styrofoam Letter With Moss

Continuing to cover the Styrofoam letter with moss.
Continuing to cover the Styrofoam letter with moss. | Source

Remember to Cover the Inside of the Styrofoam Letter With Moss

Do not forget to cover the inside of the letter with moss.
Do not forget to cover the inside of the letter with moss. | Source

Wrapping Things Up

  1. You will want to save all of the scrap pieces you have left over for future projects as fillers or to fill in any gaps you may see on this project.
  2. One can actually use a boxwood plant to make this wreath as well, but I was not in the mood to butcher a boxwood. I have boxwood bushes in my front yard, but I would like them to remain intact.

Moss Covered Monogram / Wreath Placed on Mantle

Moss covered monogram / wreath placed on my fireplace mantle.
Moss covered monogram / wreath placed on my fireplace mantle. | Source

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Moss Covered Monogram / Wreath Placed on Mantle

Moss covered monogram / wreath placed on my fireplace mantle.
Moss covered monogram / wreath placed on my fireplace mantle. | Source

Lucrative Business!

If you were to purchase one of the monogram letters at Pottery Barn, you would pay $79 for each letter! Insane! Maybe there are those who just have money to blow into the wind and do not mind paying so much for these letters. I know they are really nice, but I am wondering who would pay such when one can easily make them for little or nothing?

Well, if there is a market for these and there are those who are willing to buy them, then I say, hey, let us get busy making these beauties and selling them on-line. We can add a posh name to our little moss covered monogram/wreaths, and we are set to go!

Short and Cute Video With More Ideas for Moss Letters

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      Faith Reaper 9 months ago from southern USA

      Hey Floursih, I submitted it as you suggested. We shall see. I will let you know if they accept it, sweet lady.

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      Faith Reaper 9 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Flourish ...oh, really! Hmm, I will do that and thank you for the encouragement. You can find the email under the fan mail. I can't keep track of all the different sites and exactly what topics they cover, so thank you for mentioning the feltmagnet site.

      You are so kind.

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      FlourishAnyway 9 months ago from USA

      Couldn't find your email to contact you but wanted to stop by to say hello again and encourage you to submit this to the craft niche website feltmagnet! You are such a lovely lady with a good heart.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Missy,

      So happy to see you stopping by my side of HP Town this day to read about this easy and fun project. Believe it or not if you were to buy these online, you would pay a mint, when that is certainly not necessary when it is so easy to make yourself.

      One can certainly customize it to one's taste. We have the large Mossy Oak trees here too with the hanging grey moss, but I would be afraid to use it due to the possibility of bugs being in the moss. You could find some cleaned at the craft/hobby store for sure. I love anything evergreen as it always brightens up, especially in the winter.

      I hope you have a peaceful evening.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      This is really pretty Faith. It's a great idea. I love green, but I wish I could use all this grey moss hanging from our trees. Just because I love the color grey, and it would look good on the front door of the house we live in. It's a grey color with maroon shutters. You know, and maybe incorporate something into the grey moss like silver sparkle of some kind, or even little fake flowers that have little pearly things on them. Lol...Sorry, it's how my mind works. This is a pretty project, and it doesn't look at all hard to do, which is definitely a plus. :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Kristi,

      Thank you for asking ...well, I attached it to the mirror the same way I attached it to the glass on my front door by using one of those round suction plastic holders that have a hook. You can buy them anywhere and in different sizes. Just moisten the back of it and it stays suctioned to glass or a mirror. You can use the bow to hide it. I use a lot of tiny ones all around my large oval window in the dining room that faces the front of my home. It is a huge window as the ceiling is 12' in the dining room. I place white lights at Christmas all around the huge oval window and string the lights using the tiny suction holders and they work just find ...no need to staple or nail anything.

      As you can see, I am not that great at making a pretty bow ...

      They are very reasonably priced.

      Have fun!

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      Kristi 2 years ago

      How did you attach this to the mirror please?

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Patricia,

      Yes, they would make great gifts for sure. This is certainly a very simple project and when cutting the initial out on the Styrofoam, one does not need to be perfect, for the moss covers any imperfections.

      I hope you give this simple project a try. Have fun!

      I am well. My grands came up for the weekend, and we have been enjoying that special love of the grandchildren, as I know you know it well and understand.

      Blessings, love and many Angels to you and yours as well

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      This would be a lovely, unique gift to share with a someone special too.

      The steps are so easy to follow that I actually think I might have to give this a try.

      Hoping all is good with you, Theresa.

      Angels are bringing you blessings and love today ps

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, Dear Flourish. You are so kind and generous. Blessings always

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I'm back to share this creative gem.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi peachpurple, so far it is still green and not yucky. I spray it from time-to-time with water. Thank you for stopping by to read.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      would the moss turn yucky or sticky later? It is a living thing right?

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jackie, sounds like you are ready to go then. There are so many great items we can dream up to create with little money. Thank you for sharing. Hugs

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I saw moss in the wood a few days back and thought of this. Love that free stuff; it always gets the wheels turning lol. I have 3 glue guns and big long sticks of glue; Have to do something! Sharing so everyone else can be reminded too.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Rhonda!

      So nice to meet you, and I am so sorry I missed your most generous and enthusiastic comments here until now! Thank you so very much. You are so kind.

      It is truly an easy project and the results are great.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Wow! I'm way impressed. Your final product is simply stunning, a real show stopper. Bravo!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Rebecca,

      I love it too, the sustainable décor. So wonderful to see you here this day reading. It is unique but I have seen them growing in popularity and being used (larger size) on the front of church doors at weddings, and they are so very elegant when using more of an elegant bow for weddings.

      I am glad the instructions are clear. It is truly an easy and fun project one can do in no time at all.

      Thank you so much for the pin!

      I hope your weekend is wonderful.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Cyndi,

      I am so glad you stopped by my side of HP Town this morning. You are so kind to pin and vote up. I am thrilled you are going to make this, and it is truly just so easy. I am not so good at making bows pretty as most are, but I know you will do so great. What I really love about this is that it is so versatile.

      Enjoy!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Very pretty, Unique! I love sustainable décor. You did a great job showing how to do it. Pinned to Crafty Projects board.

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      Cynthia B Turner 3 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Faith, This is a wonderful tutorial. I am pinning it at Pinterest so that I can share it on my DIY board. I'm definitely making this, maybe even later today. It looks so simple and turns out to be so beautiful.

      Voted up!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read, ologsinquito. Yes, it is easy to make and does make an attractive piece pretty much anywhere you want to place it.

      Blessings

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      This is certainly different. It makes an attractive accent piece.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Crafty, so glad you though this idea super interesting. Yes, moss is easy to work with and just adds a bit of freshness to one's home, especially here at Spring. I appreciate the "Terrific" especially being you are the expert of the craft projects no doubt! Oh, you should see the larger monograms hanging from church doors with a beautiful ribbon, so very elegant and lovely.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      This is a super interesting craft idea. The moss makes a lovely home décor. I would have never thought to pair moss and foam together in this way. Terrific idea!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello randomcreative,

      I love your hubber name! Thank you so much for stopping by to read. I appreciate your kind comments and glad you thought this to be a unique take on the monogram idea.

      Enjoy your evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      It looks great! What a unique take on the monogram idea. Thanks for sharing!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Better Yourself,

      I am so glad to see you stopping by to read! Yes, it is a fun project indeed and would make lovely gifts!

      I just love seeing the larger moss-covered initials on church doors at weddings of the initials of the first names of the couple being married. They look so very elegant with a lovely ribbon on the doors.

      Enjoy your weekend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub Faith! I love using initials as décor, and this will make for a fun project! And would also make a great gift!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Deb,

      Thank you for stopping by to read. It does add a bit of green to the entrance of one's home and freshens it up a bit.

      Enjoy your day on Boomer Lake,

      Faith Reaper

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That really looks nice, and dresses up a door for sure. Excellent work.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi RTalloni,

      Thank you for stopping by. I am so glad you like this monogram project with moss. Yes, a bit of green for Spring. I appreciate you pinning!

      Have a great evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Cute, cute, cute! Your moss monogram turned out nicely and I do believe you could produce them for income. Such a pretty spring project! Pinning to my Arts and Crafts: Herbs/Botanicals board.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Suzette,

      I appreciate you reading and I am glad you think this is a beautiful idea. It is so very easy to do and truly does add a bit of green and freshens up wherever you place it or hang it for sure. Yes, I think we are all so ready for Spring to arrive ... the sooner the better for me!

      I appreciate your generous comments.

      Have a lovely evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Faith: What a beautiful idea. I love yours that you made. I agree, save money and make your own styrofoam letter. Your wreath is gorgeous on your door or on or above your mantle. I love these creative ideas you have come up with. I agree, a little green at this time of the year or during winter is a God - send and reminds us that there is a spring coming. Thanks for sharing your idea with us. This is great.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much dear teaches. I appreciate you reading and leaving such kind comments. Yes, they are lovely on church doors at weddings for sure! Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I can see how these monograms would add beauty to a home. What a great idea for a wedding entrance! You certainly are a talented and creative person. Blessings!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello lindacee,

      So nice to meet you and I appreciate your generous comments here! Oh, this is a very simple project that anyone can do in no time at all. Yes, it is ridiculous to pay high dollar for such, when one can make it at a low cost in no time at all.

      I am so glad this hub has inspired you to create! Thank you so much for the vote up and more.

      Enjoy your day creating,

      Faith Reaper

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      lindacee 3 years ago from Arizona

      I absolutely love projects like this--high-end designer looks for a fraction of retail price! Definitely reminds me of Pottery Barn or Ballard Designs merchandise. You are one creative lady! I haven't attempted a home décor project in a while, but now you've inspired me...

      Thanks for this great Hub! Voted up, useful, beautiful and awesome!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Genna, So glad to see you stopping by to read. Thank you so much for the kind comments, but truly this is so very easy for anyone to do and in no time at all. Yes, the gluing of fingers may happen though. The green does brighten up, especially for Spring. I hope you do have a chance to give this simple project a try. Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      You are so creative and skilled with these artistic crafts, Faith, and I am all thumbs. But I have not lost hope, and will try this one because I love the green colors and textures. Now… if I don’t glue my fingers together, I’ll be okay. Hugs. :-)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi truthfornow,

      Oh, yes, really easy and, yes, it brightens up for Spring! After this crazy winter, a little green is most welcome indeed.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Seems easy enough. I like the fact that it looks natural. Perfect for the Springtime as you need some green after this cold winter.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Martie,

      Oh, really, how interesting. Well, I am glad this was something new for you, as I know when I read your interesting hubs, I always learn something profound and wonderful!

      I know with your great creative mind, you can come up with something amazing to do with moss no doubt.

      Hugs and much love to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      My goodness, I have not yet seen anything done with moss down here, what about a moss covered monogram.

      Now I can think of many things to do with moss. So, I'll have to do some inquiries.

      Thanks, Faith, this is an extremely inspiring hub.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Bill,

      I appreciate you going to all the trouble to get here! Hope your notifications get straightened out soon.

      Wow, that is awesome that your wife will be going into the online wreath business! This monogram wreath is the latest thing and one can get a pretty penny for them, but so easy to make and do not cost a lot to do so.

      I hope your wife has much success in her new adventures!

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Ho Faith,

      Better late than never . . . or something like that. Still not getting notifications so I hunted this one down. I thought it was interesting and informative as my wife is planning on starting an online wreath business. Thanks for the information, and the great "how to" pictures.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks so much Anna. I appreciate you reading.

      Have a lovely rest of the day,

      Faith Reaper

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      These look great, very arty and also bringing the beauty of outside, in. You explained it all really clearly as well.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Audrey,

      Well, thank you very much! I appreciate you reading.

      Have a lovely weekend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Well this is very cool! Lovely idea!!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi AliciaC, Thank you so much for reading and leaving kind comments. I am glad you like the monogram. Yes, I have seen them on church doors at weddings and they are very elegant. I appreciate you sharing. Have a great weekend, Faith Reaper

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is another delightful and very useful craft hub, Faith! I love the result. The monogram is very attractive. Your project certainly would be lovely at a wedding! I'll share this hub.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi MsDora,

      So glad to see you stopping by to read! I am glad the instructions are easy to follow. It is not hard at all and the monograms are really popular now, especially using them at weddings to decorate church doors, or here, as I have done on one's front door to welcome Spring or anywhere really.

      Have a lovely weekend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Faith, thank you for your step-by-step guide to such a creative piece of art. Voted Up!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Romeos,

      Haha ... you are always so kind and charming in your commenting to me. Thank you for continuing to read on these craft hubs. I promise I shall return to my regular writing soon, as I have am about finished with the winter crafting time. LOL

      Hehehe ... I thought of that too about the reindeer moss? I am truly wondering why it is called reindeer moss ... that may be a good question to ask? Or not?

      Oh, no, my home is just a quaint little place in the country ... just a enough to hang my hat, as my dear mother would say, but thank you. I guess anyone's home may be their very own palace, as it is their home.

      No, I certainly would not charge $79 a piece for mine! Insanity there! Who would even pay such?

      As always, you have placed a smile on my face and I am always blessed when you grace my hub space with your wonderful presence.

      Have a lovely evening over there across the big pond,

      Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      And the " D " must stand for " Delightful " dear Faith, just like your splendid, step-by-step guide on how to create such an unusual, yet wonderful piece of living art.

      I think it's called reindeer moss because reindeer moss is the food substance which constitutes part of the winter diet of one of santa's helpers; I read somewhere that is is kind of like a lichen which said beasty converts into glucose for energy. :)

      Your home looks like a palace - beautiful!

      Again, you could easily make a second income if you so desired with these inventive craft projects of yours, not to mention a D.I.Y. compilation book for some of your ideas. I'm sure you wouldn't charge $79 a piece for yours - wow! daylight robbery or what.

      Thank you Faith and sending warm regards to you and your family from an optimistic, Spring-like England.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Sha,

      It comes in packages at your local craft store and it is called reindeer moss. I don't know why it is called that though. I love it because it is so soft to the touch and adds more texture than using the sheets of flat moss that one can just cut out.

      Thank you for reading and I am glad you think it is beautiful. The monograms are very popular now, especially at weddings for they are so elegant, but those are usually a lot larger than I have here. This one fits the size of my front door.

      It is very simple to do. If you do not want such a big mess, you can get the sheets of moss and just cut it cut and wrap it around a wooden letter or Styrofoam, whichever you prefer.

      I appreciate you reading.

      Hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      This is beautiful, Faith. What kind of moss is used in this project?

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Lol, dear Frank, thank you for reading and I am glad you think I am creative. Actually, these projects I have been doing really do not take much time at all. These monogram or initials are the thing now and one would pay a pretty penny believe me if you were to purchase just one at one of those designers stores. Speaking of one who is so very creatine, you creative writer you! I believe I am about ready to get back to writing my stories. It seems during winter months I like to create things lol.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Devika,

      Thank you for stopping by to read. You are so kind and with this easy project really anyone can be creative in little time too! I am so glad you like the layout and photos here and that it is well explained. I appreciate you telling me. I also appreciate the vote up and more.

      Have a lovely day,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Joelle (kidscrafts),

      So great to see you here this day and more than once I see! You are so kind. Yes, these monogram wreaths are the thing nowadays. They are considered to be very elegant, yet can be used in any setting whether in a farmhouse, contemporary or classic. They are very versatile too. I could have used any color ribbon to make it pop more, as that looks really nice too. It is tricky to take a photo of it hanging on the mirror, as one's reflection is there with all of the other stuff on the walls in the room, as well as on the glass/beveled door with a little mirror on it, as it also reflects the background images behind and so I could not get a straight shot without me showing up in the photo lol. My good friend, Jackie gave me some tips as to try to hide the reflection as she is a great photographer, but I just had to go on with what I hade here.

      I appreciate the vote up and more.

      I hope your day is lovely,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Jo (tobusiness),

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read! I always receive a blessing from your lovely comments. Yes, these initials or monogram wreaths are the thing right now, especially to use on church doors at weddings, escept it is best to use larger initials for the first names of the couple and dress it up with the wedding colors or simply classic with cream or white or any colors are so lovely really. These are considered to be really elegant but can fit into a country home too, being moss is used and it brings the otuside in and freshens it up a bit, or on the front door to welcome guests, in case one forgets one's last name lol. As stated here in this hub, if you were to purchase just one initial from one of those designer stores, it would cost you a pretty penny no doubt, close to $80.00 .. insane, when one can easily make it for little or nothing, and in no time at all!

      I hope your day is beautiufl. Thank you again, beautiful friend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jackie,

      Wow, those you made as a child certainly sound interesting with the items you used! LOL, well, I guess one can just make a regular round wreath with this too, but being this is a monogram, hence the letter "D" as have you figure out LOL, my real last name. I had such a large piece of Styrofoam, I can make another one if I want, or I if I had thought about it, made the monogram at least 18 inches. The 18 inch ones look stunning on church stores at weddings with matching colors of the wedding or white or off-white and cream would be really elegant. Oh, for sure on adding something pretty around Christmas or other holidays, like maybe holly berries or another color ribbon would be so pretty to make it pop.

      This project is so easy, you could do it in no time at all. I appreciate the vote up and share.

      Have a lovely day,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Bill,

      Thank you so much for the kind comment. I believve you may have a crafty bone or two, as I remember a lovely Thanksgiving hub a year or so ago around Thanksgiving making frugal Thanksgiving decorations, including wreaths. I appreciate you passing this one on to Bev.

      Have a lovely day,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Ann,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read. Yes, the moss is very forgiving and it is so easy to work with really thay anyone could do this simple project with no problems at all. I could have even used the wooden letter and just covered it with a sheet of moss, but I wanted more texture and thickness. I am so glad the instructions were clear.

      Have a great day dear one,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Flourish ...awesome! So glad you are going to give this one a go. Here, I used the really soft reindeer moss. I have no clue why they call it that? We do have plenty of Spanish Moss hanging from the trees here in the south though. Thank you for pinning and leaving great comments! Enjoy and let me know how it turns out for you. I appreciate the vote up and more too. Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      What? you are a very creative soul Faith.. it looks like these arts andcrafts can be done with there is down time in one's life.. and the feeling of satisfaction has to be monumental.. girlll I say again.. Whaaaat?

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I loved this idea and your creative thoughts always surprises me great lay out there and the photos are well explained. Faith you have a wonderful mind of creativity. Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      What an original project, Faith! Instead of a wreath, you created a monogram covered with moss! I never saw such a project. You presented it beautifuly with the green ribbon! Its beautiful, insite on the mantel or outside hanging at the door! Congratulations for another great project!

      Have a nice day!

      Voted up, useful, interesting, beautiful and awesome!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, you're such a clever busy little bee! :) You have so many great ideas to freshen and brighten up the home. Many of us have stopped collecting indoor plants and greenery but it's all coming back into vogue and you are doing a great job of reminding us how pleasing it is to bring a bit of garden indoors.

      Beautifully done my friend.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow this is easier than the ones I made as a kid! We used ground pine and wire hangers and of course they were all round like an O so I am thinking when I see yours, well why would you use a D instead of an O. Well it didn't take but a minute to get wise, lol. I just keep getting older every day, I can't help it! It is a great idea and I bet you could even add something in the middle for holidays, such as Easter and 4th of July? I am getting so many good ideas from busy people I have just got to try something! Up and sharing.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      And yet another very clever craft project. I am surrounded by talented people here on HP; unfortunately, I don't have a crafty bone in my body. LOL Thanks for the tutorial; I'll pass it on to Bev.

      blessings always my friend

      bill

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      This is simple, decorative and pretty. I know what you mean about paying way over the odds for something at the garden centre, when often you can make it yourself for far less and probably looking much better too.

      Great practical hub with clear instructions. No-one could fail with this one. All the best to you, Faith. Ann

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I love glue guns and especially Spanish Moss tinted green. I'm going to try this fun project! Great hub. Pinning to my Crafts board, voted up and more. You are certainly a creative soul!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Lol, dear Maria, you are so funny and sweet and sounds like you have much experience with moss! That is a lovely project that your Ladies of St. Francis group take on! I bet the moss on each one was perfect too. What a special ministry to be involved with during that special time of year. I hope you will share a photo this year with me. You are most kind and generous in your commenting to me and I love it and you too very much! That is a nice thought about my own business. Hmmm Have a lovely day sweet friend, Faith Reaper

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Hold the presses...I answered YES to the quiz and my nose is still the same size...LOL!

      Oh Faith (Miss "R"), our Ladies of St Francis group made the most beautiful Christmas mangers in our craft group for the holiday bazaar several years back. I was the "moss" girl, I kid you not...I was crazy with that glue gun and had fun with it.

      We 'sold out' for $15 a piece. I think we made at least 18 but lots of laughs and each was slightly different in appearance. I just followed the leader's 'lead' and she reminds me of you, kind and patient with all levels of expertise.

      Next season I will ask hubby to take a photo and share with you...it is special to me. Thanks for the memories and giving me another idea this morning. YOU need to open a shop, like on etsy... it would give you time and a bit of money to do what you love and perhaps more writing as well... you are a natural at whatever you undertake, my love.

      Voted UP and UABI. Hugs and have a happy day, Maria