This past week I have spent some crafting time making my own Moss, Eucalyptus & Dried Flowers Wall Art. I thought you might like to see the process and final results-of which I am loving.
Summer is my favorite season. So to see it come to an end, I am holding on as long as I can. What about you?
Using Summer flowers that are transitioning to Fall is a look I love.
I am lucky enough to be a part of the International Bloggers Club. It’s a wonderfully talented group of women from all over the world-South Africa, Spain, Australia, Canada to the US. It’s so fun to share our themed DIY projects on the third Monday of each month.
This month’s theme is: DIY Wall Art. You are going to love all of the creative ideas this month! I will be sharing ALL of the pictures and links at the bottom of this post. So, stayed tuned.
I am excited to shared my own version of a Moss, Eucalyptus & Dried Flowers Wall Art. So let’s get started with the tutorial and components.
You will need dried eucalyptus leaves, or faux ones if that works best for you.
One ten inch embroidery wreath is the perfect size to create the wreath. Using hot glue adhere each leave to the hoop, pointing the leaves in various directions. You can point yours in the same direction if you like that better. I just like mine in a scattered, whimsical look.
Once your eucalyptus wreath is dry and set, place it over an 8x10x1 wooden plaque. Measure and get an idea of where you would like to place it permanently. I centered mine as best I could, but you could put it wherever you like. Higher on the plaque, off center-what YOU like best. Once you have decided that. It’s time to cut your sheet moss.
I just LOVE this! When you are working with a moss craft, this makes your craft so much easier. Hardly any mess and super quick.
With scissors, cut your moss sheet into the size and shape of your wood plaque top. Adhere your moss sheet to the wood plaque with hot glue, carefully as not to burn yourself. I glued only the edges of the moss to the plaque. Making the moss sheet as flat as possible. Looking good, so far!
To add another element and more variation, I forged stems of a bush right outside my cottage apartment. I love the sage color and the thin leaves. You can use what’s growing around your home, as well. Even weeds! Because sometimes they are pretty, too, right?
Once the moss sheet is secure, attach the eucalyptus wreath (once again) with hot glue.
Use sprigs of your forged stems and design the look that is appealing to you and your style. You can attach these with hot glue, school glue or even E6000. Whichever you prefer. Drying time will vary.
Use your creative juices to add dried flowers (or faux flowers that you like best). My flowers are from a fresh bouquet then I dried out the blossoms. I love the vibrant colors. Still Summer colors with a hint of Fall or Spring.
Don’t be in a hurry. Take your time to get it just how YOU like it. You don’t even have to make a quick decision. Place them, walk away and come back later to see if you still like it. If not, rearrange the flowers. That’s the fun and rewarding part about making something yourself, isn’t it?
I wanted my metal “Harvest” sign (purchased at the Dollar Tree) to be raised so I added a few pieces of reindeer moss (with hot glue) to the center of the eucalyptus wreath. This helps with levels and depth. Then I could add the “Harvest” sign.
The final result is just what I want for a new piece of wall art.
The colors all compliment each other with a textured moss background.
I hope you create your own version of Moss, Eucalyptus & Dried Flowers Wall Art. It will look pretty as a transitional piece from Summer to Fall on your patio, hanging on your front door or in your living room.
As you grab a drink of your choice, I know you will enjoy the unique and whimsical wall art ideas from the International Bloggers Club.
Make it a beautiful day.
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