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DIY Moss Letters (& a Craft Book!)

I will show you how to make moss letters that are the perfect display item!

Good morning friends! It’s a big week around here…

Yesterday I announced the reveal of my new organizing ebook.  And today I’m sharing a project from my new craft book!! Woot woot!

It’s coming out this spring, published by Ten Speed Press. It’s even available already for pre-order on Amazon.  I got my first advance copy last week and I have to tell you that after the hours and weeks and months of work on these projects it’s pretty amazing to see it come to fruition!

Creative wood letters graphic.

I even have one more exciting reveal for you come Friday. Then I can say it was the week of all weeks…

But let’s stay focused here; today I’ve mobilized some of my favourite talented bloggers to take part in an inspiring DIY/decor hop and it’s all about Spring.

I love spring. And I am definitely ready for it.

After being surrounded by frosty branches (indoors, mainly), for the past few months, I’d had enough of winter and I started to dig out my spring decor last week. Then Sunday arrived and I awoke to a full layer of freshly fallen snow on the ground. What?!? Snow!? On the west coast. Seriously?!? We had warm spring-like temperatures just the week before and then suddenly it’s 9 below?!

I’d even just bought my annual set of spring primulas and the snow and frost came and ruined them all! Eek! I guess that’s what happens when we try to mess with Mother Nature. She has her own plans, right?

But at least we can imagine it’s spring inside, even if the out of doors isn’t looking terribly springy. And today’s DIY project is a great way to add a little spring feel to your home.

This DIY moss letters would look perfect on a wall, on your mantel, on a bookcase, or as part of any spring vignette. In fact, I’m planning to make another one for my spring wreath (which I’ll be sharing that next week). Bonus: they are super quick and easy to make!

A moss covered A on some books beside a typewriter.

I share all the details about how to make these moss letters in my new craft book, along with 34 other DIY decorative wooden letter projects!

They are quick and easy to make and could be used for so many things…

You will need a wooden letter, green craft paint and a brush, some tackle glue, dried craft moss, and a pair of scissors. Start by painting the letter in a green paint colour that blends with your moss.

After the paint dries, cover the letter with tackle craft glue. Then press the moss onto the letter and hold it until the moss adheres and sticks, being careful not to move it around as it dries.

After you’ve given it time to dry, you can cut the edges to make them nice and straight. Then repeat the process along the sides of the letter (and the back, if you wish it to be covered as well).


Up close picture of the moss glued onto the wooden A.

I love this moss letter and I think it’s just perfect for a spring bookshelf display or vignette. You’ll find the full picture tutorial for it in my upcoming book, along with 34 other fabulous wooden letter projects! I have another “A” that I’m going to cover with moss for my spring wreath this year – I can’t wait to share that with you next week as part two of the Seasonal Simplicity spring series!

And, today some of my friends are sharing their beautiful and inspiring spring DIY & Craft ideas! Head over to see what they have in store…

DIY Moss Letters at The Happy Housie
DIY Spring Floral Bird’s Nest Centrepiece at Duke Manor Farm
Spring Botanical Gallery Wall Printabls at Bless’er House 
Easy Painted Planters at Place of My Taste

Spring Floral Arrangement at Town & Country Living
DIY Spring Plate Charger and Candle Ring at Zevy Joy
DIY Wood Bunny Napkin Rings at The House of Wood
Crepe Paper Tulip Surprise at Craftberry Bush
5 Minute Simple Spring Ribbon Project at Shabbyfufu

Decorative Tissue Paper Tea Cups at Paint Me Pink  
$1 Bandana Easter Basket Liner at Heathered Nest 
How to Make Giant Paper Flowers at Newly Woodwards  
DIY Thrifted Garland Makeover at Amber Tysl

 Want to remember this?

Stunning Spring DIYS & Crafts poster.


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  1. Congrats galore on your e-book, so exciting. Always love what you do and make. So much eye candy..
    Yeah the weather can be pretty perplexing can’t it, sorry about your plants. Our weather here in western CO is so fickle, we’re just now having some winter stuff?
    Our poor chickens don’t know what to do with themselves.
    Love the moss letter, think I might try the sheet moss then just sprinkle some loose moss on. As many as have seen never tried to make one..
    Happy weekend

  2. Isn’t working with moss like working with glitter? Every time you touch it some of the moss comes off. How does this look in a year or so? I know you probably don’t know answer to that last question. Looks cute. Also adding tiny flowers would add to the look

    1. Hi Judi,
      I actually made it last spring and have had it in a few vignetters throughout our house (on the bookcase, for example) and it has been fine. The moss I used isn’t totally loose and dry – I need to find out what the exact name of it is and add it into the description since it held together well. You can also buy moss in a sheet and that would hold together really well! Tiny flowers could be a very cute idea if you wanted to embellish it further.

    1. Thanks Jennifer – I’m getting ready to work on my wreath this morning:) Glad you could join in for this hop!

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