Although this project can technically be considered seasonless, I just can’t help but to equate it to all of the yummy fall decor about to arrive on doorsteps and mantels. I want to put moss on all. the. things. Period. So get your glue guns out people, it’s time to DIY! This wood and moss sign is THE easiest project, and best of all it can reside anywhere from the living room bookcases to a dreamy boho nursery! Or maybe both. Or maybe every room in the house. Like I said, I can’t stop moss-ing.
What you will need:
- Wood slab (Can purchase from any craft store or even Target). Can also look for birch slabs for a more modern take.
- Paint Pen
- Craft Paint
- Sheet Moss
- Hot Glue Gun
How to get started:
Starting with a plain slab, the first step is to take a paint pen of choosing (we love a fun gold one) and paint around the thing bark like layer on the outer edge of the slab. This gives it a little sheen and interest. If gold is not your jam, any color will do depending on the decor you are trying to match.
Next, while following one of the tree ring lines, trace a circle on the inside of the slab with a pencil. The circle will not be perfect, and that is completely OK! The point is to follow the organic lines already present in the slab. It will make the circle look more purposeful and organic. Once the line is traced, paint the inside the circle, again with colors of your choosing. We made a few bright white for a neutral look. And then we got crazy and color blocked for a little girl’s boho nursery. Depending on where you want to display, either way will look fantastic. Black and white stripes would be adorable, or a high gloss metallic would be fantastic as well.
Once painted, the moss is the last step toward completion! Feel free to get as wild as your little heart desires here. Go for a favorite saying, a family monogram, or even a seasonal word. We chose home for a non-seasonal decor option and then again went with a sweet monogram for the boho nursery.
To cut the sheet moss, simply turn it over and trace the letters on the back side. Using a stencil is also an option here for a more crisp look. Simply cut out the letter once traced and glue it on to the slab.
Such a simple project with a big visual impact. Make these for all of your holiday gift giving occasions or any room in the house.
For a video tutorial, visit here to see our appearance on KC Live!