Burlap, Moss, and a Monogram

For whatever reason I had these three elements in my head and thought it would make a cute wall hanging. I sometimes wonder where these ideas come from? There are times when I see things that other people have made and I want to duplicate it, other times I just have these ideas pop in my head and I can’t seem to shake them. I think this project came about by seeing different elements of a bunch of different projects, it all melded in my mind and I came up with this….

First I needed a large oval frame. Do you know how hard it is to find an oval frame??? I searched thrift store after thrift store, thinking surely….eventually I would find ONE. Nope. I finally found an oval mirror for $11 and change at Big Lots! In my haste to start this project I of course forgot to take the elusive “before” picture of the frame. So I quickly snapped this shot of the back of the frame so you can see the “lovely” gold color that it originally was. I primed and painted the frame a matte black….it was a vast improvement!
I then gathered all my other supplies. I used Mod Podge to attach burlap to the front of the removable back of the frame. I also used Mod Podge to attach the moss to the “C” monogram.

All I needed to do next was attach the “C” to the burlap board with hot glue and put the backing back in the frame. I added a simple black ribbon and called it done.
I am very happy with it and have it hanging over my HUTCH ! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
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  1. I think it looks really good! Black and burlap go so well together anyway, and that pop of green really makes the whole thing stand out.

  2. Very cute! I love the texture of the burlap and the moss. Great job!

    Saw you at Tatertots and Jello!

  3. I really like this. I have an oval frame so I could totally do this.

  4. Stopping over from tatertots and jello! Love this idea! Super cute!
    Julie @ http://www.hopplefamily.blogspot.com

  5. Very cute! I did something similar this spring for my kitchen door. I love this!

  6. Love it! I’ll bet a zillion people are going to make one of these after being inspired by you!


  7. Just saw this project with your new topiaries and I love it! I think my house could use a little spring green too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I LOVE THIS! It’s simple but the moss adds that unique and special touch.

  9. How neat I love this idea!!

  10. I know this isn’t really a wreath, but I loved this so much I put it in my top 4 favorite spring wreath choices on my blog (here: http://creativecarissa.blogspot.com/2011/03/countdown-to-spring-front-door-decor.html)

    I love this idea and think it turned out super awesome!

  11. That is really cute! I might have to try that! I always have trouble finding monogrammed items because my last name starts with a “U.”

    I saw your blog through threewheelsarefun. I am Lauren from thesimplesussie.blogspot.com.

  12. Hi Courtney! I raved about this project over at Scribbles and Swirls! http://tamiscribblesandswirls.blogspot.com/2011/10/quilled-monogram-letter.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. I’m trying to make a similar hanging! Its so cute! what size letter did you use?

  14. This may seem like a silly question but will the moss die/go brown? I really love this piece it’s simplistic, stylish and textured!

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