Spring Moss Wreath
Three years ago, I held a woodland themed baby shower for my darling sister, Erin. The decor incorporated a lot of natural type items like, logs, sticks, and moss. After the shower, I returned the wood back to its rightful home, the great outdoors, but I had an abundance of moss leftover that I had purchased at craft stores.
I came across the large bag of assorted moss the other day in my basement, and decided now was the perfect time to do something with it. So, I chose to make a welcoming, spring wreath for our front door.
For the base of the wreath, I used a grape vine form I had purchased at a garage sale. Do you remember the lavender wreath I shared last summer? Well, this is that exact wreath form.
First, I covered the form with moss mat by spreading it across the vines and tucking the edges in.
Next, I layered floral moss and reindeer moss on top to add some different colors and dimension.
Then, I hung it on our front door with burlap. I added a few moss rocks to the wreath and stood back with disgust. I hated how this looked! Yuck!
When I have a creative crisis, the first thing I usually do is call Erin for help. That is exactly what I did. Through a series of text messages, and trying about everything we could think of, we eventually came up with the perfect combo.
Here are a few of the failures I tried. The first one was a bit more glitzy than I was going for.
In the second photo the keys look more like a pair of scissors than they do a pair of antique keys.
After all of those ideas, I was feeling a little discourage. Erin suggested that I maybe add a few sticks or twigs to it. Genius! I grabbed a few from another grape vine wreath and inserted them into the wreath I was working on.
This was looking so much better, but wasn’t quit perfect yet. It was still missing something.
That’s when I remembered, I had a cute little butterfly that I inherited when our grandmother passed away. I don’t know the significance it had to her, if any, but she always kept it in her jewelry box. Once it was in my possession, I had been doing the same. So, after retrieving the monarch from my box of jewels, “that’s what my 4 year calls it,” I placed it on the wreath and it was like magic. The wreath finally looked complete.
I am so happy with the final result of this wreath. Our Grandma’s butterfly, adds such a special touch that makes it the wreath that much better.
Erin thinks it still needs more, but I told her “no.” Leave a comment and let us know what you think.
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Natasha In Oz
Your wreath looks amazing! I love all the other ones you have created as well. You are so clever!
If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G’Day linky party!
Natasha in Oz
Thanks Natasha In Oz! Stopping by to link up now!
Natasha In Oz
Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G’Day Saturday linky party! I’ve just shared this on Pinterest.
Hope to see you again this Saturday!
Natasha in Oz
Thanks Natasha In Oz! We will be back to link up!
Kristina & Millie
Totally beautiful wreath :) I think the 2 year old might have been onto something there though too! Lol
Thanks Kristina and Millie! My little one has lots of ideas, maybe I should listen to him more. :)