Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Transformative Powers of Moss


Have I mentioned before how much I adore reindeer moss? I love the color, the texture, the natural element it brings into my decor...pretty much everything about it....I love! So imagine my excitement today when my sweet sister gave me a bag of leftover wedding moss. I couldn't wait to get home and fire up the glue gun for craft time.


I started with an old paper mache letter that has been painted and mod podged to the brink of death. I came so close to throwing it away a while back...I'm so glad I decided to hoard it for a rainy day!



And...



I needed a styrofoam ball, but of course didn't have one. So I thought and I thunk and finally came up with a solution.... repurpose that tassel my 2 year old broke 5 minutes after my best friend gave it to me for my birthday. Problem solved.


I apologize Jennifer if you're reading this. Please avert your eyes so you don't have to see that I completely trashed your lovely gift. It was for the greater good, though....cause looky what I remade it into.



A nice springy moss ball (oh the google hits I'll get off that one)! These were super easy to make. You just need a bag of moss, a hot glue gun with plenty of extra glue sticks, and something to cover. And here's a little tip for you. If you use a low melt glue gun, you won't burn your fingerprints off and you'll come out blister free! I love the cute little vignette for the top of my fridge and the splash of color and texture my moss accessories add to my kitchen. A nice way to usher in springtime!





35 comments:

Jessica said...

I JUST came home from the craft and was looking at the moss thinking... hmmm I could do something with that. And WoW! There you were in my blog updates! I am new to blog world, and have fallen in love! I enjoy reading your blog, and I think your house is adorable!
If you have a chance check out my blog! :)

jenjen said...

So pretty!!! I was just at Pottery Barn today and there was moss everywhere. I love it!

XOOX
Jen

Jaime @ Our Journey said...

LOVE IT!! I need to get my hands on some moss!!!

假日的 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE ........................................

Room to Inspire said...

I am with you - love, love, love the moss! Your two projects turned out great...score with the left over wedding moss.

Chelsea

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Amanda! The letter and moss ball look great. I have a bag of this on my list for the next trip to Michaels.

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Very cute! I have so many of your projects saved in my to-do folder when we get a house.

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

I've been wanting to decorate with moss, too - now I have even more inspiration to get my butt to Michael's! It adds such a nice pop of color to your house!

the thrifty ba said...

i was just working on a ball project! you beat me! love yours!

1 Funky Woman said...

Love, love, love it! You did a fantastic job! I love your little nest in the covered glass, and the moss ball just makes the whole thing pop.

Thanks for the glue gun tip! I am so tired of burning my fingers!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Okay, the top of your fridge is WAY cooler than mine! ;)

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Oh cool! I love that! I have an "L" at home that I've been dying to do something with & this seems like it'd do the trick. I'm off to buy me some moss. :-
)

Nocona said...

Can I just hire you to come decorate my house?

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I love the moss projects. I think I will have to do the letter covered in moss. Love that!
Thanks for sharing.
Brooke

Runner Mom said...

Love the moss on the letter idea! Thanks so much!

JAG said...

What fabulous ideas!! I am going to try!

PS-love your blog.

Lee Laurie said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Tausha said...

i love it! I have a bag of styrofoam balls that I got at the di-I think there are 25 balls in that wonderful little bag. I love this idea! Now I have another thing on my to do list!

followingsplendor said...

No way! The top of your refridgerator does not look like that! I think all mine has on it is dust:)

followingsplendor said...

No way! The top of your refridgerator does not look like that! I think all mine has on it is dust:)

Kendall said...

Love both the initial and the decorative ball. I saw one of those balls recently and it was $29.99!

Vicki said...

Your post cracked me UP!! I was just gluing moss on a cone for an Easter topiary tree...getting a nice glue gun burn I might add... and saw your post!! LOVE.THE.MOSS. You are my hero!!

Leanne said...

I love all your mossy things. I need to try that. I'm awarding you with the Kreativ Blogger Award because you're so awesome and inspiring. You can check it out here:
http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/wordpress/?p=5788
Remember to pass it on to 7 other bloggers who inspire you.

Leanne

StepherB said...

So pretty and just in time for St Patrick's Day! Perfect!!

Tracey said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

hannahshirley said...

Moss is my favorite!!!
The texture is perfect.
Yay for warm weather!

Richella said...

I love these, Amanda! I'm so sorry your tassel broke. . . must have been beautiful. . . but look at that beautiful ball! And the moss-covered "S" is wonderful! Hooray for wedding leftovers!

jen @ the inspiration studio said...

I admit, I have never really wanted to use moss before. Just didn't feel like it would "go" with my decor. Um. Afer seeing your blog, I am totally loving it! I want to run right to the craft store to snatch some up! Thanks for inspiring me!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh how I love moss!

Infarrantly Creative said...

I love the moss look. It makes a great vignette on your tabletop.

Nishant said...

So pretty!!! I was just at Pottery Barn today and there was moss everywhere. I love it!
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Pam said...

I love your blog. Thanks for the great tips, and by the way, you are very funny!
Pam

rachelfabiano and kortneycooper said...

Amanda! Of course it is THE rachel fabiano! haha. David was at our house a couple weeks ago and mentioned that you had a blog and sell stuff on etsy and i was like NO WAYYYy. because i love crafty stuff. So i found you and i loove your blog. SO CUTE!

katie@tulsadetails said...

Love reindeer moss and LOVE this idea. Thanks for sharing!

Grace said...

Very pretty, and springy. Will the reindeer moss turn brown over time?

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