OMG, a craft how-to. It’s not even halfway through the month and I’ve run out of things to write about. Actually, I saw this on Pinterest several thousand times and thought I’d give it a shot since my last Pinterest-related wreath ended up looking like a toilet bowl brush:
See, it was supposed to be a pool noodle wreath with coffee filters but for some reason I couldn’t get the noodle to make a perfect circle like the women in the how-tos managed to do. Also? Wrangling a pool noodle is a two-person job and my helper was a distracted three year old. She was no help and I blame her for the failure of this project. Not really. Luckily, it only cost $2 since I already had the noodle (that’s what she said?) and I got coffee filters at the dollar store. But this is not the wreath you’re here to see! Who blogs about their crafting failures? Me, obviously.
Now, onto the skunk-weed monogram wreath tutorial!
1. Gather your supplies! I purchased a 16×18” sheet of moss in a bag. Warning: when you open the bag it will blow you away with its funk. Moss is real, y’all, and trapping something that contains moisture is going to stink. I don’t recall seeing any of the other moss-loving crafters give this warning so YOU’RE WELCOME. You’ll also need your letter that you want to cover. Since I couldn’t find the perfect C I chose a circle that I will mutilate in step three. Get yourself some more hot glue sticks too. Couldn’t hurt. Except it does because that shit gets HOT.
2 & 3. I used a regular ol’ kitchen knife to make my letter. A circle becomes a C! It’s like magic. Prep your letter- if you need to trim anything, or cut it out of foam, wood, or whatever. This is the step in which you do it.
4. Trim some pieces of moss and get ready for a mess. Take a piece of moss and hot-glue it onto your letter. You don’t need to cover the back, just the three sides that will be visible. Don’t try to be a hero, you’ll just waste the moss.
5. Once you get the entire thing covered I recommend going back and gluing in some of the loose moss in places that might look a little sparse. It doesn’t have to be perfect (obviously) but you don’t want to see any white under the green. Some of the ones I saw on Pinterest suggesting painting the letter green before gluing moss onto it. That’s an extra step you are more than welcome to do if you so choose.
6. Hot glue a ribbon of your choice to the back and hang that SOB on your front door. I cut my ribbon kind of long so that I could tie it into a bow. Isn’t that precious? Yes, yes it is.
In the end, I think it turned out pretty cute and I don’t hate it at all. I’d call this a crafting success! It doesn’t happen often so I’m pretty pleased with myself.
Since I’m not a pirate I will now share my inspiration (or Pinspiration, if you’re an asshole) with you! I found the mossy wreath tutorial here, the pool noodle one here, and the coffee filter one here.