DIY Mossy Door Decor

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hello All! I'm back with an incredibly easy, relatively cheap, and super impressive (if I say so myself) DIY St. Patrick's Day door decor.

This is a very easy project, but looks like it was store bought (always a bonus!)!


1. L-U-C-K wooden letters of your choice (I purchased mine at Michael's)
2. Green craft paint (I used sage green)
3. Sheet of moss (I found the best to be at Hobby Lobby)
4. Spray adhesive
5. Hot glue gun and glue
6. Scissors and paint brush
7. Green pipe cleaners
8. Green ribbon

Begin by painting the letters, taking special care to paint the edges. My tip for letting the paint dry? Use thread spools to raise them off the table!

Once the letters are dry, open the sheet of moss (on newspaper... it sheds like crazy!), moss-side down and lay out your letters to make sure they will fit. Then spray each letter with spray adhesive and press down on the back of the moss sheet.

Then (carefully) cut out each letter. You won't want to trace the letters with a marker because the marker will leave marks on the edge of the letters. But you could trace them BEFORE you paint them.

Once all of the letters are cut out, lay them out how you want, making sure to have a touching point between each letter. Add a dot of hot glue to the sides of each letter where they touch. For more stability, use green pipe cleaners (Ricky's favorite toy) to connect the letters using hot glue. Also attach the ribbon you will use as the hanger to the back using hot glue.

Once the glue has dried, flip it over and you are done!

I used a gilttery shamrock to cover the clip I hung the sign on.

What do you think?! Are you doing anything for your door for St. Patrick's Day or do you prefer Easter... or just Spring in general? Have you had much experience with moss? I think it looks okay in small doses, but can look tacky in too big of applications.

Share you links in the comments of your St. Patrick's Day door decor!

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  1. I'm not usually a craft person, but I LOVE this. My last name is Kelly so that may help. I love the grass texture! So cute!!!!!!! I'm going to have to make this for our patty's day party

    1. How funny... I think only O'Kelly could make you more Irish! Be sure to come back and show me a picture of your final project! Best of luck with your St. Patty's Day Party!

  2. This is GREAT!!!! Love the moss! Easy and fun! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower. Happy Creating, Catherine

    1. Hi! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! Thank you for following along. I'm going to swing by your blog tonight! Thanks again!

  3. I love this!!! This is so cute!!!

    Take Care,
    Mandy Jean

  4. Awesome!!! Perfect for the luck o the Irish!!!

    1. I completely agree! Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Awesome!!! Perfect for the luck o the Irish!!!

  6. I do not decorate for St. Pat's, but you did such a great job with this door decor that I may try it for something else. Luck be with you!

  7. This is adorable! Such a creative idea and a way to bring in some spring color!

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  9. Way cute! I've never tried anything with moss, but it looks comparatively easy. Unfortunately, it is basically impossible to hang wreaths on my door where I live now.

  10. Please link up to my party here :)

  11. That's so cute! Great idea!

  12. Wow, I LOVE this...simple and yet festive!

    I'd love for you to share this at my March Madness Party.

    Happy Hump Day!

  13. Cute St Pattys project. Thanx for sharing at THt!

  14. This turned out perfect! I love the moss! :)

  15. What a cute idea! I love having little decorations our for the holidays and this looks like just the thing!

  16. What a great idea - LOVE the moss covered idea - thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from A Little Knick Knack

  17. It looks darling! Great tutorial as well.
    Thanks for linking up at Real Family Fun.

  18. Fun, simple, and cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  19. I love this! Such a fabulous St. Patrick's decoration!

    Hopped over from Keep Calm & Link Up


  20. This is the bomb! I've seen all the printables & signs, but this is even another step up from that. I love it!

  21. This is nice and it is something new.

    It is nice to meet you. I followed you via Twitter,Pinterest and GFC.

    I would like to invite you to join the fun at Linkin' with my Ladies Bloghop.

    Bloghop Link:

    I hope to see you there.


  22. Newest follower here, I found your blog through the blog hop! You have a wonderful blog, I can't wait to read more.

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  23. I love this LUCK take on the classic "LOVE"...! Great idea!

    hugs x

  24. What a great sign!!! I never knew moss came in sheets. Thanks so much for that tip. Thank you for linking up to Sunday best. :) XOXO

  25. This is super cute! Great job!

  26. Great project! Love the pipe cleaner idea, to keep a buffer between the door.
    Visiting from Inspire Me Monday!

  27. I had no idea there was such a thing as a moss matt... This is adorable!!!

    I hopped over from Ginger Jamboree. So glad I did!


  28. What a fun craft! You are so clever. Love the moss covered letters.

  29. SOooooooo fun! I love how you tipped the U.
    And moss totally reminds me of Ireland...!!
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  30. This turned out so so adorable. I love things covered in moss and your LUCK letters look great! Thank you so much for sharing at our link it or lump it party!

    Amy @

  31. oH MY! 40 comments! Do you have time to link this to Friday Favorites at http://imnotatrophywifecom
    so cute! great tutorial too! laura

  32. I love moss projects. I might have just enough left over from a project to make one with small letters. Feel free to drop by and say hi anytime. Theresa @DearCreatives

  33. Hi,
    Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful post in my 100 Something Green St. Patricks Day RoundUp with a link back to your original post plus pinned to my St. Patricks Day Board! Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy from

  34. I'm loving these mossy luck letters! What a unique St. Patty's project!

  35. SUPER CUTE! This is one of my "knockouts"! Thanks SO much for linking up to Hit Me With Your Best Shot! Hope to see you again soon!

  36. So fun for St. Patrick's Day - a great way to decorate at home! I featured it in my Whimsy Wednesday roundup!

    You can see it here...

    Hope to see you back again this Tuesday!

  37. What a fun decoration! It looks so cute on your door! Thanks for linking up to our link party, and be sure to join us this Thursday again!

  38. Friday Feature at I'm Not a Trophy Wife! Thanks for linking up and please link up this Thursday night!!! laura

  39. So cute and easy! I love how you connected them with pipe cleaners. I never would have thought of that!

  40. this is adorable! I did a moss letter last year but didn't think to hang it on my door!

  41. I love this! I think I'm going to try it just as a summer time thing!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party!
    Happy Spring!


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