Monday, December 2, 2013

Moss Word Hangings


We're overjoyed with Henry's "let it be" attitude...

Happy December! I hope your month is off to a wonderful start! Joy is just one of the words of the season that I think can stand on it's own.  Add joy to your own house or, why not give some away! Continue below for full tutorial...

Last year, I discussed moss ornaments with a florist who explained that wrapping Hyacinthia bulbs in moss is one of the very first projects florists learn in Sweden in their schooling.  I learned about the basics and this year, have been wrapping our Hycinthia bulbs, too and then, just kept going. There are so many great words this season -- joy, cheer, merry and then, of course, the holiday names themselves ---  I hope that you, too, will have the chance to make these. I'd love to see what you do with this, too! 

Supplies:
Cardboard, cutting tool (scissors or xacto knife), florist wire, and/or transparent thread, ribbon for hanging, glue gun, moss.
How-to:
- Draw word onto cardboard in cursive so that the letters connect.
- Cut out word. To make this example, I imagined that the letter was approximately 2 centimeters wide. and cut about 1 centimeter under the lettering and 1 centimeter over the lettering; keeping the work intact. 
- Working from left to right, glue moss onto the word; fully covering the cardboard. It is OK if it is difficult to read the word at this point. 
- Once the moss completely covers the word and is adhering, wrap the moss to the cardboard with florist wire or transparent thread. 
- Attach ribbon.
- Hang and enjoy. 
Happy Making!






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