Hi everyone! Well, today it was 104 degrees here in the River City, but I still managed to get over to the store for a bag of moss for my little DIY project. Are you a fan of moss?
Every since I did the post, It’s all in the details: garden parties, I’ve been wanting to try to copy the moss centerpiece in it. Click on the title if you want to see what it looks like.
But I really like mine. Now that it’s finished, I think it would be perfect on a table set for an outdoor dinner party, don’t you think? Plus, it’s so simple.
First, I purchased a moss table runner at Michael’s Crafts store with my 40% off coupon. (Gotta love those weekly coupons)…
It’s a little stiff when you remove it from the bag and begin to unroll it.
I spread it out and laid a glass vase on top. Then I used this green tape to mark the lines where I would cut the moss. I needed a piece that would wrap snugly around the vase. (nope, markers don’t work on moss)
I grabbed whatever scissors I had on hand. The sharper the better so the moss stays intact.
Once it was cut, I stood the vase up. I tried testing a piece of poster tape, to see if it would hold the moss together, but it wasn’t even close. So I tried option two.
I threaded this thin fish line on a needle and I simply stitched the edges together. Just a few big stitches, nothing fancy.
In this photo, the vase is lying flat on the table while I go back and forth. Can you see the needle sticking out?
When I got to the bottom, I made a few knots and cut.
I stood the vase up. Then I covered the line of stitches with pieces of moss that had fallen off while I worked. I just pressed the moss on, and it tended to stay there.
Here it is with fresh flowers in the vase. As you can see, I added a ribbon to support the moss along with a cardstock flower from my scrapbook box, but you could also use a vintage brooch or pretty buttons instead.
Well, what do you think? I hope I inspired you to try something new or different today, maybe with moss, because it really is a lovely color of green.
I’m linking up with Savvy Southern Style.
Thanks for visiting,