Last week, I revealed my Fall door decor. I am really loving it, and the cheerfulness it brings to the front door.
When I envisioned this in my head, I knew it needed to be constructed out of styrofoam and covered in moss. In my dream I thought I could just go out and buy a styrofoam “S”. Well, not at Hobby Lobby. Here is what I did use though.
I wish I had used green styrofoam instead of white. The green is about twice the price though. I was trying to keep the cost down. Besides, I had plenty of moss to cover the entire surface area. The mums and berry branches I was able to get for 50% off at Hobby Lobby. Which to me made for a reasonable price… not sure I would have paid full price for them.
The first thing I did was draw an “S” so I would know where to cut. You can see I just kept playing with it until I got it the way I wanted. I have never excelled in neatness. Don’t worry about it being sloppy looking; once you cut it out and cover it, it won’t matter.
Even though this method worked, I would not suggest it (unless you prefer green, sticky hands). Thankfully, for the back and sides I was able to use hot glue, and the whole process went much faster and a lot cleaner.
After covering the “S” with moss, I started gluing the mums which I had plucked off the flower stems. They are made to come right off. Before applying the glue, I laid them out to see how it would look and make sure everything looked good. Then I just applied some glue to the back (still using Elmer’s at this point) and stuck it in the styrofoam.
Next, I cut the berry twigs off the main branch, stuck each piece into the open glue bottle, and then poked them into the styrofoam. Once in, I would bend and shape to give the arrangement dimension. (I still had not applied moss to the sides at this point.)
Either way I still ended up with a beautiful Fall decoration. Even though I hung mine on the front door… I really think it could go anywhere you want to display it. Has anybody else made something to decorate their house with for Fall recently?
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