Sunday, March 4, 2012

Moss Cross DIY - Spring Entryway Decor

I think I've got Spring Fever!  It was such a beautiful weekend here in South Texas, it just got me energized to get to some spring projects going that I had floating around in my head.

I LOVE moss!!!  I think it adds such an organic element that doesn't require a green thumb...so it's perfect for me!

Styrofoam- 1 rectangle, 3 squares
3 bags of sheet moss
glue gun



Use your glue gun to adhere the styro pieces together to form your cross, like I layed out here in the pic.  Then begin laying the sheet moss on top and sides until no white styro is showing through.  Glue the sheet moss on with your glue gun, and watch those fingers!
When the cross is covered, you can lean it against a wall in a display, or attach a ribbon and hang it on your front door for Easter.

 I have a section of broken wrought iron fencing...hung apart on studs due to their weight...with scripture on vellum secured between.

I adore bunnies and nests for spring decor.  I set these cement distressed bunnies near the books and the nest under a glass dome.  Hurry Spring!!!

Linking up here:
Happyhourprojects
French Country Cottage
Positively Splendid
Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Showcase
Tatertots and Jello
Cowgirl Up
Uncommon Designs
The Melrose Family-Whimsy Wednesday
School House Scraps
Michelle Paige Springtime Party
Dear Lillie Easter Party

The Lettered Cottage

28 comments:

  1. i just discovered your blog thru the linky tools and became a follower. i love your decorating style!...and your moss cross is adorable! how clever!

    i invite you to visit me at http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

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  2. soo cool! this is a great project...and easy enough for maybe even me. thank you for this idea.
    I am waiting for spring!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  3. This is a nice project and your vignette is lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! I do like quick and easy projects! I appreciate your comment!

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  4. HI Janis, what a wonderful blog you have. I am your newest follower. I love your cross and how you displayed it. I also like your burlap pillow with the scriptures that you made. What a great idea. I'm tempted to do something like that. You did a wonderful with that project too. have a blessed week.
    Debbie
    Come by for a visit if you get the chance.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! Hope you try the burlap printing...it's amazingly easy! Blessings to you!

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  5. I have burnt my fingers so many times with my glue gun I'm surprised I still have fingerprints. I love the idea of using moss. Thank you for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday over at The NY Melrose Family.

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    1. Thank you Jenny for hosting another great link party!! Always fun to find new blogs and projects!! Hope one day to find a way NOT to burn our fingers.

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  6. This is gorgeous - I am loving all of the moss projects I've been seeing lately! Thanks so much for linking up to my party this week!

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    1. Thanks for hosting a great party Amy! and yes, I'll moss anything!!! It's green, stays green, and doesn't require watering...Ha!

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  7. Beautiful!! What a perfect project for Easter! Time to get out the glue gun!

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    1. Glad you like it Lizy! It's great hung on the front door too, for Easter! Thanks for your comment!

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  8. love this! we featured you tonight! thank you for linking up to Uncommon! stop by and grab a button! Bonnie ;)

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  9. Beautiful and so easy! Thanks for sharing :)

    Angela @ A little about A LOT
    www.alittle-aboutalot.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Angela...appreciate your comment!!

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  10. I'm in love with your entire display--especially the moss covered cross! Would you be willing to link this post up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

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    1. Will do! Thanks for the invite, and glad you like it! Your party is full of some great ideas!

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  11. Hi Janie, what a gorgeous cross to add to your Easter decorations. Beautiful!

    This is my first time visiting your blog - I love it! I'm your newest follower via L.F. Follow me back if you like.

    Mandy

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    1. Thank you Mandy for visiting and following!! Love the name of your blog...headed over that way! Appreciate your lovely comment.

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  12. I just HAD to share your cross again! Check it out! Are you getting tired of me posting all your ideas? http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-cross-crafts.html

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  13. Love your "moss cross" Janis...just so simple, elegant, spiritual.

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  14. Awesome blog. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work. Hope to read another amazing blog posting from your end.

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