DIY Moss Covered Letters

How did I not know that DIY moss covered letters were so easy to make? I’m a super crafty person, so I should know this. It’s like showing up for late for a party, and realizing I only have mascara on one eye. Now, I want to make moss letters for every season and holiday I can think of. You can make them too, with a few simple steps.

Moss covered letter M on chalkboard with garlands.


Right now decorating for spring is on my mind and I love how the pop of green looks on the chalkboard. To me the chalkboard is like a blank canvas and a good spot for adding seasonal decor. For more chalkboard ideas see the post DIY Advent Calendar.


Chalkboard frames a moss letter M decorated with garlands.


Since March is around the corner I added a festive touch of garlands to go with the spring inspired letter M. The argyle green ribbon reminds me of spring, as well as St. Paddy’s Day. I gotta have my green, after all I am a wee bit Irish.


Close up of moss covered letter M.


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Supplies For DIY Moss Covered Letters

Sheet moss has a thin web backing that’s easy to cut with scissors. My first step was cutting out a section large enough to cover the letter. Then I trimmed around the letter leaving enough moss to cover the sides.

Next I applied hot glue in sections and pressed the sheet moss into place. With the moss in place on the front flat surface, I started gluing moss around the edge.

The last step was trimming the sheet moss so that only the front and edges were cover.

Note: Both sides can be covered with the moss, however I wanted to hang my letter on my chalkboard and I wanted a smooth flat surface on the back.

My secret to attaching the moss letter to the chalkboard is using Command Picture & Frame Hanging Strips.

Steps 1-4 letter M, sheet moss, scissors, glue gun.


Uses For DIY Moss Covered Letters

  • Door monogram
  • Spring decor
  • Garden party theme
  • Bride and groom chairs
  • Spell out love for Valentine’s Day
  • Out door party
  • Baby Shower

Moss cover letters would have been so cute to spell out BOY for the Budget Friendly Baby Shower I helped with. The mom to be, would have loved it. I bet you can think of dozens of ways to use moss covered letters too.

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Chalkboard decorated with moss letter M and a pompom garland.


Thank you for stopping by. More decorating with green inspiration is coming!



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18 thoughts on “DIY Moss Covered Letters

  1. Katarina - says:

    Love this idea! It’s so easy and fast to make, yet it looks so gorgeous and brings in the spring vibe the best possible way. I’m thinking of making more than just one letter, so I can create fun and interesting words that welcome spring into my home. Thanks for sharing!

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