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Wednesday, November, 11, 2009  |  DIY Projects
DIY - Mossy Monogram

What You'll Need:


Thick, but malleable Aluminum Wire (I used Oasis brand 6 gauge Mega Wire
  

A spool of Green Floral Wire

A bag of Sphagnum Moss

A bunch of Privet Berry (available September - October ) (Seeded Eucalyptus would work too, and it's available year round.

Hen and Chick plants
 

Wire cutters

Floral clippers or floral knife

 
 Before You Get Started:  Moss is messy!  Cover your work surface with newsprint or butcher paper before you begin.


1.  Use your wire cutters to cut a 4 foot (or so) length of heavy aluminum wire.  

2.  Shape the wire into the desired letter (see image A). Trim away any extra wire.  
 

3. At all points where the aluminum wire intersects, bind with your floral wire.  (see image B)
 

4.  Snip your Privitt Berries into small bits using your floral clippers or knife.   (see image C)
 

5. Take a small piece of moss, and wrap it around the end of the wire letter.   Wrap your floral wire around the moss several times to secure. (see image D)
 

6.  Add a small bit of your Privit
Berry on the moss, and wrap with wire. (see image E)   Add more moss, and wrap again. Continue around the wire letter, alternating moss and berries, until it's completely covered. (see image F) 



7.  Cut several 6 inch lengths of floral wire (one for each hen or chick).   Wrap the middle of the wire strand around the root of the hen or chick. (see image G)
 
8.  Use the wire tails to attach the hens and chicks to your mossy monogram. (see image H)


And here's the the "Mossy Monogram"....so cute.....I love it!




Notes:

You can make your monogram several days in advance.  Hit it with a mist of water to keep it fresh.


Isn't this the cutest DIY...!.....thanks so much for stopping by today Laurie and guys, please make sure you visit Laurie's site....she ROCKS!!


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