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Tuesday
May012012

Making it Count Tuesday- moss covered wreath

click on image to go to the link up partyEvery week, Pam and Sarah are co-hosting the Making it Count Tuesday link-up. Start with any one of those fabulous ideas you've found online. Then, do it. Make it. Cook it. Create it. Take it from the screen, give it life and let it bless your world. When you're done, snap a photo, write about it and share it.

First, I will show you the picture of the inspiration for this week's Making it Count Tuesday....

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Pretty, right?  I wanted to make a big moss covered K for my front door, but I couldn't find a big enough paper mache base to start with.  I thought that the small sized K would look lost on my big door so I decided to go with three symbols, a D&D, for Dawn and Derek.  Something like this....
But I didn't like it.  I thought that the D's looked more like O's, and as my daughter pointed out, there are two more people who live in this house, whose initials were not represented.  So I took it down.  It was a messy project and I was mildly frustrated with it.  I still wanted something new for my front door, and I still had some moss that I could use, along with a foam wreath.  So I decided to go for something more simple, a moss covered wreath.  Here it is....
I like the color of the moss in the original inspiration better.  The tutorial said that it was reindeer moss.  I bought something called Hawaiian moss- which isn't as green. 
The letters ended up in the garden courtyard, in a trellis.  They probably won't last long with the rain, since the underlying base is paper mache, but I'm not really concerned.

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Reader Comments (5)

Pretty! And very simple looking. I love it. I really really need to work on something for my front door. I still have valentine hearts up. :)

May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

It looks stylish. :-)

May 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Everything is so green and growy (thats a word isn't it?) there. I love your D and D. So cute. We are just beginning to green up a bit. I see a few tender green leaves on my lilac bush and the catkins on the birches are growing longer by the day.

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I like it. The ribbon makes it, and I LOVE the color of your door.

Thank you. : )

May 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

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