Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DIY Wednesday Moss Covered Plank

Good Morning Ladies and Gents!
It is amazing to me how quickly this week has flown by.  I cannot believe it is DIY Wednesday again!  
This week I have a lovely little project that I completed, and absolutely love the results! 
It was fast, easy, and cheap but looks so very lovely when it is finished.
Alright, alright...without further ado:
The Moss Covered Plank

 Here is what I used:

1)  Moss Table Runner from Michaels
2)  Scissors
3)  Heavy Duty Craft Glue
4)  Hot Glue Gun
5)  Wooden Board/Plank (Mine was lying around in the garden shed...begging to be used again)
6)  Staple Gun (Can you tell I edited that in...oopsies!)

Okay, so here we go!

Step 1
Apply Hot Glue and Craft Glue to one side of board  (I used both, just in case the hot glue started to dry and didn't have enough stick left to it before I placed the moss) and then Press board to the non-moss side of the runner (I stood on it, walked around a little bit, gave it a good massage with my feet)

Step 2
Trim the sides of the runner so that they will meet up in the middle when you wrap it around (I eyeballed it)

Step 3
Apply glue to other side of the board, pull the moss taut and apply pressure to the glue, while adding the staples to ensure a tight fit

STEP 4 OPTIONAL
I wanted to add some depth, so I cut out some rolling hill shapes, and glued these to the board
Here is a shot with the depth added:

And here is the final result, resting on my mantle!


I was using an old board that had a bit of a bend to it, so the right side looks a little lower then the left.  I'm going to fix it by just adding some more moss to the top to even it out.  :)
Other than that, I love my little moss covered plank!

I hope you all have a fantastic Wednesday!!!

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7 COMMENTS:

FabricFascination said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun project!

RMC said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you! I think I'd like the wood to be wider...but overall I love the effect :)

Athena's Armoury said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute, very simple project. Thanks for sharing it!

EvenAndy said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute diy project!! Awesome!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said... Best Blogger Tips

What a nice touch! It really makes the arrangement in a SO subtle way! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said... Best Blogger Tips

I luv it and the picture above your mantel! Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday! Hope to see you this week!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your moss covered board. It adds the perfect touch of green. Your fire place looks exactly like mine! :)
Thanks for linking up to my party!

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