This DIY project is very easy. I made this a few months ago after seeing it online somewhere. I always like to have something on my door, but didn’t have anything for the summer season. Off to Michaels I went. Michaels is great! You can always get a coupon, and they have quite the variety. I went weekly while I was planning my wedding and I know I saved a ton of money. More on that in a later post. Also, I never visit my nieces and nephew empty handed, but can’t spend a ton of money, so Michaels always has great things to take to them.
All you need is a hot glue gun, moss, a wreath, and whatever you want to embellish. I bought this moss…
And if I remember, I bought six bags. I also bought a straw wreath. Any wreath will do, I had the Styrofoam wreath, but it was a few dollars more than the straw wreath. You are covering it anyway so it doesn’t matter.
That’s all you need! I already have a hot glue gun. The moss can be messy, so I used a garbage bag as my work surface. All you do is glue your moss on the wreath. The moss I used was in sheets, so I just wrapped the moss, tore pieces as needed, and filled in parts. I also had some straight pins in the drawer, so after everything was glued, I went back and pinned any parts that were sticking up. That’s pretty much it. And, I was talking to my sister on the phone most of the time while I was doing this. I had some purple ribbon that I used to attach it to the door.
I had the wooden H and liked how it looked. I did change the H out when we had an open house to a little sign that said “Please come in.”
Cost breakdown. Moss: 6 bags at $6.00 $36.00, wreath: $5.00. With 20% off coupons my total was $32.00. This is much better than the one I saw on Ballard Designs for $79.00.
The moss has stayed green and in place for a few months now. I think a square wreath would be nice, or even some letters, like my H, and cover those with moss for your mantle. Let me know if you try it!