Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DIY Pottery Barn Moss Letter

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Ok so let me just say, I LOVE so many things from Pottery Barn but it's just so darn expensive that I can't bring myself to buy any of it (and we just don't have the budget to support a pottery barn addiction!)  So when I saw this tutorial for their moss letters I was sold.  I saw them in their magazine and oh. my.  It's real moss and they sell for $79 EACH and it's just a one season thing.  So I did what Amanda over at "Be Sweet" did and "diy-ed" it :)

So here are pottery barns moss letters....

Letter: mine was one that I had gotten to use for something else but never got around to it
Instant Green Moss from Joanns (I got mine for 75% off cause one of our stores is closing, score!)
Glue gun
Newspaper (it makes a huge mess but with newspaper I just wadded it up and threw it away and clean up took all of 30 seconds)

I found it easiest to just lay the letter backwards on the moss....

trace around it....

and cut it out so I knew I had the right size and shape

then I just glued away!  I cut in, a little bit so the pieces would fold up nicely along the edges

My moss "R" :)

Add some ribbon and your done!  I love how it turned out and how it looks against our greenish/bluish door!  So remember how theirs cost $79?  I paid $2 for this since I already had the letter and ribbon so I only paid for the moss!  Score!
This was one of the easiest projects I've ever done.  I kid you not, it took like 10 minutes and thank goodness because Lincoln woke up from his nap right as I was throwing away the newspaper!  I have some other projects that I've got lines up and am just itchin' to get started.  Remember that yarn wreath I did a month or two ago?  I made another one and have a really cute color combo that I'm excited to try for another one.  I REALLY can't wait for it to warm up enough for me to refinish my kitchen table!  eeeeek! (that is an excited "eeeeek" and a I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm gonna try it "eeeek" ) 

See you tomorrow for "embrace the camera!" 


  1. Great idea to trace it!! :) Your little boy is adorable- love the name! :)