Sunday, April 3, 2011

Messin' with Moss

Moss. Moss. Moss is everywhere in blogland right now. A Dollar Tree store recently opened up in my neighborhood, yay! And, they have moss. Moss + Dollar Tree = time to experiment :)
(The little chalkboard is from Michael's for like $2 and the just ribbon is from WalMart for like $1.50).


The first step was to pop the back out of the $1 frame. I fired up my glue gun and got to work.


Basically I just started gluing it on. I did the first layer sort of sparse because I knew I could add more as I needed to.
After the frame was totally covered in moss, I put the back of the frame back in without the glass.
I originally wanted to cover the chalkboard frame in moss too to make it extra plush, but I didn't end up having enough in my $1 bag-o-moss. So, I painted the chalkboard frame black in an effort to keep it looking clean and pretty. I glued it to the inside of the frame with my glue gun. I then added a bow to hang it and whallah! Here she is :)
I hung her up in my kitchen above the gold memory board I made long ago and I think it looks cute. Although, I recently mentioned to a friend that I really don't want my home to look "glue-gunned together" and I fear this type of craft may not be helping me in that mission. What do you think?? Too crafty??? The jury is out. I think it's pretty, but I'm not sure if it's true love yet.I'll live with her for a while to see if she blends in well enough with our decor. For now, I'm in "like" with it :) Happy Sunday!

10 comments:

  1. That is SO cute and different! I think it looks great on your wall!

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  2. that looks awesome! i love the chalkboard inside of it- so cute! i want to make something mossy. i saw some cute little garden mushrooms at target today, too and i was thinking they would be cute with something mossy. hmmmm.... ;)

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  3. That is so clever! I think it looks great! I would have never of thought to put the chalkboard inside the frame. Now I think I want to hit the dollar store!

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  4. I think it's really perfect for spring! And I don't think it looks glue-gunned at all! It's totally cute!

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  5. No,NO,NO!I love it! It is to much cuteness! I would totally tell you if it was border line cheese ville, lol! But No! It might not look so good after spring, but its perfect for the season! Great job!

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  6. Gah, yours came out amazing!! I love the chalkboard.

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  7. Ali, that is so stinkin cute! I had know idea where this was going but you took it to PERFECTION! I have got to hit the DS and score me some moss!

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  8. LOVE LOVE this! I just saw the eye candy too! You have the cutest little projects...I wish I could see your house in person....Heading over to your giveaway too!! Yippee!

    Take care,
    Lisa

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