Got Moss? Well, I did. So I decided to make a wreath. It turned out really earthy and pretty. I made little birch trees and placed them inside. And also used one of my homemade mushrooms and a fake bird's nest. It's easy. Here's how...
I started with a 15" green wreath form and a roll of Super Moss/Instant Green. 18" by 48". I traced the wreath shape on the back of the Moss. Cut it out and glued it on.
Then I cut out 2" strips and glued those on. I just used Elmer's. I put the natural edge towards the front of the wreath. If an edge doesn't want to hold, stick it with pins until it drys tight to the edge.
Now it is completely covered. I had a little unwanted help. My cats were buzzing around me like mosquitoes during this project.
Now for the fun part. I took markers and added the birch effect. You can see in the background I've already attached the bird's nest. I used green craft wire. You'll need a wire cutter for this part.
I already had a mushroom from a Christmas craft project. See my labels for a demo on how to make these. (under crafts) I took a screw driver and just poked a hole in the wreath foam base. Then I just stuffed the mushroom in. That is how I attached one of my birch trees as well. You can just randomly place them at will. Two of the trees I attached to the back of the wreath with the craft wire. I also attached some fake sticks with the wire.
Viola! The fun part of this project is that you can just use what ever natural things you can forage for. Or make your own. Acorns, sticks, fungus, feathers, rocks, pine cones...anything goes. Use your imagination. It's all good! P.S. I just read in the paper today that they are starting to use moss to clean swimming pools. Who knew! For less crafts and more cats visit www.gattinamycats.blogspot.com