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!


Wooden letter cutouts (mine were from the bargain bins at Michael’s)
Green spray paint (or a contrasting color)
Drop cloth
Elmer’s Glue-All
Decorative moss
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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