DIY Grow Letters

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This fun craft is perfect for spring!  Choose chunky wooden letters that stand upright and you can put them anywhere!

Materials:

Wooden letter cutouts (mine were from the bargain bins at Michael’s)
Green spray paint (or a contrasting color)
Drop cloth
Newspaper
Elmer’s Glue-All
Sponge
Decorative moss
Scissors
Paper flowers in a variety of sizes, any color

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Prepare your area for spray paint and set out the letters.  Remember to remove the labels before painting.

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Spray the side and top of letters with paint.  Be sure to follow the directions on the can.

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Check and see if paint is dry and turn over letters.  You may wish to put down a new piece of plastic.

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Spray the back of the letters and leave to dry.

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While paint is drying, prepare your moss.

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Cut up moss into smaller pieces.

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Continue to cut up moss until it’s nice and small.

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When letters are completely dry, set them out on newspaper.

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Get your moss, glue, and sponge.

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Add glue to sponge.

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Apply an even coat of glue to the top of one of the letters.

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Put letter into the cut up moss and press down firmly.

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Continue to glue and add moss to each letter.

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Don’t worry if the moss looks messy at this point.  You with trim it up when the glue dries.

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Now it’s time to attach the flowers.  I recommend setting them up before gluing.

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Put glue on the back of the flowers.

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Press firmly to secure to moss.

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Continue to glue on all of the flowers.

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Leave to dry for several hours.

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Trim off all the messy moss edges.

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Now find a nice place to display your letters.

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