I love my recycled "Spring" sign. I recycled wood, cardboard, nature, and went thrift store shopping.
I have seen all those moss letters around but I wasn't planning on making any. It is funny how projects change. I was going to paint "spring" on this sign but I decided otherwise.
Let me show you how I made my sign from recycled materials...
I proceeded to glue moss on the letters. After looking around on blog land I was going to buy carpet moss. Then I went for a walk and discovered some moss under a tree. I decided to use that - why go to a store. I did have dried moss but the moss needs to be pretty fresh to work with.
Working an inch or two at a time - hot glue the moss on the cardboard. This is messy so do what you need to do for the easiest cleanup.
The moss is very forgiving. I squished it on the letter to make sure it got a good bond to the glue and then I fluffed it up again.
Proceed little by little until your letter is filled. Continue will all letters.
My board came from this door. It looks like this door is on an operating table. It did go through a major transformation and I am so excited about its new look - but that is for another post - when it is finished.
I hot glued the letters on using the glue sparingly as I plan to change this board up once in a while.
I found these sweet little scrolls in a bag of goodies at a thrift store for 50 cents.
I hot glued a crepe paper flower to dot the "i" - click HERE to go to that tutorial.
And there you have it - a sign that costs pretty much - nothing.
I love recycling!