Here I go again with another Pottery Barn related DIY. It’s a sickness really. They do have some amazing cottage decor, but I can’t bring myself to spend a huge wad of cash to get it. When I figure out little shortcuts though, I get to have the PB awesomeness and still have money to buy Jimmy Choos (not). Or buy groceries…reality isn’t always fun.Thankfully, this little project is. 🙂
Here are the actual Pottery Barn letters (above). I have no idea why these moss letters have to cost 80 buckaroonies in the store, but thankfully with my arsenal of craft supplies that I already had on hand, this knock-off was a drop in the bucket for me. The supplies to make these only cost about $8.
It took me all of 20 minutes to do and is nearly impossible to mess up.
Here is what you will need:
- Craft Letter in the size and shape of your choosing (You could even cut one out of styrofoam or cardboard if you don’t want to spend the $4-5 for one)
- 1 sheet of craft moss (I found a pack on sale for $2 at Michael’s)
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon (I used burlap wired ribbon)
- Xacto knife (I tried scissors at first and it was a bust. Trust me on this one.)
- Newspaper (to contain all of the obnoxious little mossy pieces that get everywhere)
Step 1: Lay the letter front side down on the back of the moss sheet and trace the shape with a Sharpie. Be sure to consider the width of the sides and leave some room since you will be wrapping the moss around to the back of the letter.
Step 2: Cut out the shape with an Xacto knife and hot glue the letter to the center of the sheet so it won’t move in the next step.
Step 3: With the Xacto knife, slice the moss sheet starting at the edge of the moss letter and cut to the edge of the sheet. Repeat all around the letter to create little moss flaps.
Step 4: Work in sections and hot glue each flap to the sides and back of the letter.
Step 5: Fill in any bare spots with some of the excess moss you cut off previously.
Step 6: Tie a bow in the ribbon and hot glue to the back of the letter.
Hang on your once naked door, stand back, admire, and give a maniacal laugh at the thought of just saving over $70.