Okay, no one is allowed to make fun of my lack of drawing skills. Now that that’s out of the way, I am loving this mossy chalkboard door adornment. This project took me twenty minutes to do, only cost $5 and also my door is no longer naked. I kept thinking that my new neighbors were probably judging me for not having a wreath or a door mat. In reality I’m sure they weren’t but my mind is at ease now either way. I like mine on the door but I was thinking I could also put it in my entry or on the kitchen table with some flowers for a really cute little centerpiece. How to make it:
You will need:
1 small framed chalkboard
1 package preserved sheet moss
(I found both of the above at Wal Mart in the craft section)
Chalk (for doodling)
This will get messy so you probably want to have a sheet of newspaper under everything. Also, I doodled on my chalkboard before I started mossing just because I thought it would be easier.
Step 1: Pull out the sheet moss. Cut into one-inch wide sections.
Step 2: Brush a good, thick amount of Mod Podge onto frame in the size of your first sheet moss section, then stick the moss on to the frame. Repeat.
Step 3: Trim and touch up. I had to cut more small pieces to fill in some areas, and trim the sides to get them mostly straight.
Step 4: Cut ribbon to desired length and staple onto the back of the chalkboard.
Yay! This is what it looks like to the judgy neighbors. Do you think they’ll like it? Now to decide what else to moss up with my left-overs. Happy mossing!
If you like this post you’ll also like this Fabric Scrap Wreath (which only took fifteen minutes) Jessica’s roundup of 60+ DIY Wreath Ideas and this easy wire-hanger to wreath-hanger fix.
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