Learn how to turn a plain store-bought letter into a moss-covered beauty! It only takes a few supplies and a couple hours and would be the perfect addition to any home!
DIY Wooden Mossy Letter Home Decor
Last year, I shared an Easter project where I created a simple moss-covered bunny door hanger. It turned out super cute and was so darn easy to whip together.
More recently, I shared this collection of 25 great moss projects for spring and Easter. Tons of gorgeous green inspiration there!
I was so pleased with that beautiful bunny and loved researching the subsequent round-up of creative mossy goodness, that when the chance to use dried and preserved moss came my way again, I was all about it.
Here’s how I turned a plain store-bought wooden letter into a moss-filled beauty full of gorgeous greens and natural textures!
Here’s what I used to create this mossy wooden “B” for our home:
- Large wooden letter “B”
- Box cutter
- Hot glue gun & sticks
- Variety of dried mosses
- I used a couple of these variety packs (minus the pretty purple) as well as a little of this table runner that was left over from my moss-covered Easter Bunny door hanger project.
The Letter Base
So here’s the main component of this piece: the large wooden letter.
I picked this up several years ago, I think at Old Time Pottery, pretty much just because it was a “B” and I am obsessed with personalized anythings, especially decor. And it was on sale. Hard to resist a good sale item, no?
My husband still fails to understand this. Pffft, men. *rolls eyes*
I initially had no idea what I’d do with it or where it would go in our house, but I knew I could find a spot for it somewhere.
And it’s sat just like this on one accent table or another for years. Looking cute enough. And very B-like. And it was….fine.
Until one day when I decided that its permanent home should be on a wall in our bedroom (thank you makeover!) AND that it needed to be filled with…something.
Cotton branches?? I mean we are in Alabama, aka the Cotton State, but we’ve got enough white fluffy puffy decor as is.
After thinking and thinking and deciding that the filler needed to be something natural and preferably green as an accent color of the room, I remembered a previous Easter bunny creation that used the perfect material: DRIED MOSS!
Prepping The Letter
So, now that my project was decided and supplies were acquired, it was time to get makin’!
This “B” is several inches deep and I wanted the moss to be closer to the front to really look FILLED.
Therefore, I needed to create a piece that would sit inside the letter securely that I could attach the moss to.
A cardboard cutout would be perfect!
It’d be free (thank you online shopping), lightweight, easy to cut to size, and also removable in case I change my mind later on and want to fill the “B” with something else, or nothing at all.
I love having options.
After measuring the dimensions and then tracing the letter, I created this very poor scribbled mess of an insert.
Since it needed to sit close to but not quite at the front of the “B,” there were some lines that needed to be cut and others that just required scoring and then bending back to hold it up and in place.
After way too much measuring and mathing for a crafty project, as well as lots of cutting, scoring, and bending, here was my cardboard insert!
She ain’t pretty, but she got the job done.
Some friendly-ish love taps knocked the insert into its wooden home and it was now time to add the moss.
I first started hot-gluing on small pieces of the moss table runner that was left over from my moss-covered Easter bunny door hanger.
Then from there, chunks of the different types of moss were added here and there, making sure the colors and textures were varied but still remained balanced.
TIP: If you ever work with preserved dried moss, I would recommend getting your craft on outdoors. It sheds quite a bit and sometimes has a rather unpleasant smell when the package is first opened. Fresh air is your friend!
Our Final DIY Mossy Letter
Here’s how the mossy letter “B” looks in its permanent (at least for the moment) home!
The green moss looks SO nice against the dark navy blue walls, and it along with the wooden frame add the perfect natural elements and textures to that otherwise blank space.
It was such an easy and inexpensive upgrade and I couldn’t be happier with how this project turned out as well as what it adds to the room.
Like it was meant to “B.”
Haha, iamsoridiculousiknowpleasehelpme… :)
Before & After
I love me a good Before & After moment, so here’s how our “B” went from “Blah” to “B-eautiful”!
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