|without ribbon hanger|
My husband's last name begins with a P, and I wanted to incorporate our monogram and such into our wedding decor. I was looking at pictures of weddings at the same venue as ours and came across a wedding that had a detail I loved! To create my masterpiece, I first purchased a large paper mâché letter P from JoAnns. They were actually on sale, so I was quite pleased with myself! Also, almost every week in the Sunday paper, Joanns has a sales flyer with a 40% off any regular priced item...SCORE! I then bought a bag of moss. I never knew there were so many different types of moss, it was quite overwhelming at first. I took a deep breath and weighed my options. I wound up buying a roll of moss in a sheet form. That sounds odd, I know. I bought one bag for about $12 but, if I would have had my coupon with me I could have gotten 40% off...unscore for me. I took my new found goodies home and began working. I unrolled the moss sheet and cut it to size. I then sprayed glue on to the letter and attached the moss, wrapping it around the edges. It did take some piecing to cover the whole letter. All-in-all it took me less than a half hour to cover the entire letter. I also had some silk flowers left over from other wedding crafts, so I positioned them on the letter and hot glued them into place. I used some clear coat spray paint and sprayed the whole letter down, just to be safe. I just wanted to make sure the little moss bits didn't fall off!
I then took ribbon and made a hanger. I found some heavy duty magnets in the arts and craft department of Wal-Mart, they are small and round, almost like an oversized watch battery and came in a pack of three. I used all three magnets hot glued to the back of the hanger...that puppy didn't budge! I could have gotten away with two magnets though, rather be safe than sorry!
I now use the letter as a door decoration. We have a metal door so the crazy super magnets work perfectly! When the time comes around to hang a Christmas wreath (which my husband and I are already gawking at in stores...we LOVE Christmastime!), I'm not sure what I will do with my prized P. Maybe I will come up with a marvelous storage solution and write a little post about it...maybe not.