Saturday, September 15, 2012

Moss Wreath Tutorial

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We loved having our Fairy Party featured on Pizzazzerie!  Then Hostess with the Mostess did a featured detail post about our Moss wreath.  You've asked for the tutorial so here it is : )  And thanks for that because it forced me to finally get another blog post in! : )

All the items I used were purchased at Michaels:

I bought a 16" foam wreath circle

Hiawatha Moss



9" Letter


I used acrylic paint to paint the letter "G" pink and used left over artificial flowers to add decor on the "G".

I covered sections of the wreath with Aleen's Tacky Glue.  I'm sure spray glue would have been much easier but applying the glue is just my preference.  I sprinkled the moss on top of the glue and added more glue and moss to cover the wreath.  I let it dry overnight then went back and added more to sections that I felt weren't covered well.  This is extremely messy!  So be sure to use a plastic table cloth or garbage bag so you aren't cleaning moss up for days.

The hardest thing for me was getting the "G" centered in the wreath.  I used fishing line to secure the letter from the top and the bottom.  This took several tries.

Finally, I used green raffia to hang the wreath at the party.  It came out cute and with the baby's breath pom poms it was perfect decor above the food table.

: )  Enjoy!
Jenn