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The Cheapest Moss Letter You Will Ever Make

If you are a DIYer and have ever perused Pinterest, you have undoubtedly come across someone’s version of a monogram. I think everyone and their brother has probably made one, especially of the moss variety. So, this tutorial is not so much of a brand new innovation that will knock your socks off. However, I am going to tell you how you can create the cheapest moss letter that you will ever make that also looks pretty too!

The Cheapest Moss Letter You Will Ever Make

Typically, I see monograms which use prefabricated letters, either paper mache or wood, from the craft store. There are usually only a few font choices and of course, you have to pay for them. Even though they aren’t expensive (usually $10 or less), I chose cardboard (free) and liked that I could customize the size and font.

I started out with a cut out print of my letter which measured 16.5″ x 14.5″. (I set it up in Illustrator, but if you aren’t familiar with that program, you can use Picmonkey to design your letter, save that to your computer and then upload it to Block Posters to be printed out.) I traced the letter onto a piece of cardboard with a pencil…

Cardboard Letter Monogram

Next, cut it out with a run-of-the-mill box cutter.

Cardboard Cut Out Letter

If you want to be extremely frugal, you could grab some naturally growing moss from outdoors.

Fresh Growing Moss

However, I bought my moss from the craft store and paid $2.50 after a 50% off coupon.

Hot Glue Gun Moss

Then, came the really hard part. Just kidding. This was super easy. I glued the moss on top of my letter C with a hot glue gun.

Gluing Moss On Letter

As you can see, it looked kind of wonky with all of that haphazard moss everywhere, so I turned over my monogram and trimmed the moss around the edge of the letter with scissors to clean everything up.

Trim Moss From Letter

Voila! A lovely (and easy) moss letter for only $2.50. Or it could be free for you if you can find some moss outside!

Cheap Moss Letter C

Since this letter is made of cardboard, it is super lightweight and easy to hang. I placed it here above this vintage wash tub with just some tape. But I think it would also look gorgeous hanging from a ribbon on a door or placed on a mantle/shelf to bring a little life into a room.

Moss Monogram Double Wash Tub

The best part is that no one will know that you put this fancy monogram together for merely nothing!


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  • JaneEllen

    It seems every time Hobby Lobby has paper mache or wood letters on sale I have no money so don’t make a moss letter. Want to but just wait til maybe someday, whenever that might be. Now I can see if I can’t make a cardboard letter or draw letter out on thin plywood to have hubs cut it out for me. Been wanting moss letter cause I keep seeing them everywhere, still. Glad you shared this awesome letter. Like idea yours isn’t heavy to hang. Have great week.

  • Bethany from The Southern Couture

    I love how frugal this project is. I also wanted to mention to try looking at your dollar store next time for moss. I actually have bought it numerous times there in the floral section which would make this monogram even cheaper. Thanks for sharing at the Motivational Monday Link Party. I can’t wait to see what you are up to next week.

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

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