DIY | mossy monogram wall art

mossy monogram wall art | PINEGATE ROAD

Took a teensie break from binge-watching Scandal over winter vacation. Ever since finding these gold frames at an estate sale a couple months ago, I’ve been wondering about what to put in them. I’m not a huge collector of prints or art, as I have that DIY mentality and always think I can do something myself. Note to self: get over it and buy an art print already! Falling back on my habits, I tried creating a modern monogram out of natural material to pair with one of these new-old gold frames. I love the mix of natural, modern, and classic so this DIY fits right with the style I have going on in my apartment. Follow along if you’d like to make your own! Also, if you’re ever bored, hanging out in Cleveland, and it’s a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: your welcome. I don’t think my fellow Clevelanders realize how good we have it in the estate sale realm!

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Print out your favorite monogram, however large you’d like. This will be your base for the moss. I used Futura Bold for my “K” as I liked how clean and simple it would look paired with the natural fibers of the moss. I challenge you to explore what kind of letter fits your frame, your living space, and your personal style! As a side note, I believe I got this moss at Joann Fabric — it was left over from a project. Look in the area in any store where they have the fake flowers. This is usually sold in packets and people use it to cover up the floral foam when making arrangements. I…well, I use it to letter of course ;)

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I’m pretty pumped this wasn’t a catastrophe. Also, using frames that have space in-between the glass and the back is key. If you don’t have a place to get something like this, try searching for shadowboxes on amazon. A classic monogram or a script one would look great paired in a minimal white frame as another option.

Happy crafting!

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  1. Thao

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    What a cool idea! I have a bunch of leftover leaves and tiny flowers from another craft project (thank goodness for Michael’s!) that might work really well for something like this. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  2. Kelsey

    January 16th, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    @ Thao — Ooh, that sounds like such a lovely addition! Would love to see how it turns out :)

  3. Victoria | Oh So Pretty

    January 16th, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    How cool is this, Kelsey? Great DIY and it looks lovely in your home! Thank you for sharing :)

  4. Kelsey

    January 16th, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    @ Victoria — Of course :) And thank you for your sweetness!

  5. Maggie

    January 16th, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Sooo cool! Double-stick tape is actually the best ever.

  6. Kelsey

    January 16th, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    @ Maggie — Amen.

  7. Liz

    January 16th, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    This is SO neat + simple! I think I even still have a bunch of moss leftover from a previous project that I can use for this!

  8. Kelsey

    January 16th, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    @ Liz — Do it!! :)

  9. Angel Y.

    January 16th, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    I need to be doing this like yesterday! Amazing!

  10. Kelsey

    January 16th, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    @ Angel — baha, get on it girl ;)

  11. Patti

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Love this so much!

  12. Kelsey

    January 16th, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    @ Patii — awe, thank you lady :) Thanks for stopping by today!

  13. Caroline

    January 20th, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Love this! The final product feels so “you!” And who would’ve thought moss would stick so well to double-stick tape!!

  14. Kelsey

    January 24th, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    @ Caroline — Awe, thanks! I couldn’t find spray mount (left it at work!) and I thought, hey, this is worth a shot. hah. Pretty please it actually did work out ;)

  15. Ashlee Chu

    January 25th, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    THIS. Gushing over how easy you make this DIY!

  16. Kelsey

    January 25th, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    @ Ashlee — you’re too sweet! Double stick tape is where it’s at ;)

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