Soon, y’all, we will appreciate a little patch of green we don’t have to mow every week!
Moss intrigues me. I’ve planted it from a purchased pot, and it survived only a couple of years. It grows naturally in the same bush bed where I planted the potted stuff, but only in little one-inch blobs here and there. When summer comes, it disappears. Too hot, too dry.
How I would love to harvest home-grown moss and use it for decorating projects! I’m impatient in growing my own moss, and the urge to make a moss mat for my Lemon Inspired Tablescape could wait no longer.
In my fabric stash, I found a piece of velour-type upholstery fabric in a dark mossy green. What luck!
You need a heavy-weight dark green fabric for this project. The color is more important than the weight. If you only have a lighter weight fabric, I suggest attaching the fabric to a piece of cardboard with adhesive spray before attaching the moss.
I cut an 18″ x 24″ section from my fabric piece. Measure your table to decide the size you need, and cut your fabric accordingly.
Lay the fabric face-up on a large spread of paper to protect your work surface from the sticky adhesive spray. Newspaper is fine.
Assemble your additional supplies:
Green Spanish moss (2 packages were used for mine)
See how I started to attach the moss before I remembered to take a picture? Sometimes queens are brilliant like that. 😉
Spray a section of the fabric, and mash a glob (that technical term I love) of moss on that section, spreading it out as you place it on the mat. If you get it too thick, you can easily pull off extra that didn’t attach and place it in an empty spot. It’s very easy and quick to do this project.
Work your way from one edge to the other, spraying sections of adhesive and attaching moss. Here, I’ve complete half the mat.
I work from right to left. That’s how I read magazines, too – backwards. Not that I read words and sentences backwards. I start at the back and flip through to the front. Weird, I know. Sometimes queens are brilliant like that, too. 😉
As you work your way across the mat, fill all sparse areas and thin the thicker areas. When you have the fabric completely covered to your satisfaction, mash it well all over.
See how the dark green fabric gives the mat a nice depth of color? It makes it seem more real. If you didn’t mount your fabric onto cardboard, you can simply roll up your mat for easy storage between times of use.
If you mounted your mat to cardboard, then it can be stored by…uhm…by…uhm…I’m sure you’ll think of something. Queens are brilliant like that.
I hope you have a blessed day, this beautiful day that the Lord has made!
The Tablescaper for SEASONAL SUNDAY
Stone Gable for ON THE MENU MONDAY and TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY
The Gunny Sack for WHAT’S IN THE GUNNY SACK? and TIME TO SPARKLE TUESDAY
Sew Much Ado for WE DID IT! WEDNESDAY
Alderberry Hill for MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY
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