Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Decorating for Lent with Moss

I know I'm a little late with Lent decor since Lent started a few weeks ago. But I was home sick yesterday (and today) so I had a little time to try a project that has been on my to-do list for a while:

Moss-covered cardboard cross, framed.
I got this idea from a tutorial by Hannah and Bryan. I added flowers to mine because it looked a little plain when I stuck it to the frame and hung it on our wall.

Since I had left over moss, I decided to try another project. See I've been seeing a lot of nest projects around and I'm really envious. We don't have a lot of stores here offering craft items so I can't get my hands on one of those nests to use for a project. So I decided to make my own using materials I had on hand: my daughter's old flower girl basket from the wedding we attended last February.

The flowers are long gone and I just had the empty basket lying around. I removed the handle and sprayed it with a spray adhesive (I used 3M Spray Mount) to make sure the moss will stick, and then covered the inside with moss. After I was happy with how it looked, I sprayed adhesive again over the moss to set the arrangement and to make sure I don't get moss falling from the nest and being blown by the wind around the house.

Here's my nest:
I scattered a few flowers to make it look pretty. These are the same flowers I used on the cross and they all came from the same bunch of plastic flowers that I've had for a while. The eggs are made of marble rock. They are being sold along with other vase fillers at the mall and I got a pack of 6 eggs for about $2. They come in different marble patterns though my pack has 4 of these yellow marble ones.

I didn't cover the outside of the basket with moss because I was getting tired and wanted to go back to sleep :) So if you peek under the nest, it looks like this:
Ssshhh... :)

Maybe I'll fix it next time I get a little free time.

I have more Easter projects coming this week and next week so please drop by my blog again to check them out.

I linked up to the following parties:
Joining the Easter challenge at the CSI project
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts | Wednesday Link Party at Tea Rose Home | Get Your Brag On at Gluesticks | Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple | Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage | Thrifty Thursday at Saved By Love Creations | Catch a Glimpse Thursday at A Glimpse Inside | I Thrilled on Thursday at Paisley Passions |


Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Hi Janelle~

Your blog is darling! I so appreciate your creativity. I have featured you as my New Neighbor on the Blog!! Please drop by & see...

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Hannah said...

Oh my goodness, you did such a wonderful job!! I love the nest, so perfect for spring! You are so creative, my dear!