{DIY} Moss Monogrammed Letter Frame

Today I am sharing a DIY Moss Monogrammed Letter Frame. This may be a bit of a double dipping post, but I actually love that! You see, I actually made this project to use as decoration during our wedding reception, but we will also get to enjoy it before and after the wedding.

So whether you are looking for wedding decoration ideas, want to create a customized accessory for your home, or are looking for a unique gift, this project will have you covered!


Here are the materials you will need:


  • Paint/Paintbrush
  • Rags
  • Glaze


The frame I used was a thrifty find so the first thing I did was remove the glass and photo. The photo was actually printed onto cardboard so that is what I ended up covering in burlap. I set the glass aside to use for a future project. I ended up layering 2 large pieces of burlap fabric onto the cardboard image so that the image would not be visible {one sheet was not enough}. I had ironed the fabric first and used my handy glue gun to attach the burlap to the cardboard. I added glue to the back of the cardboard and glued it down along the edges {this part will not be visible}.

I then painted my frame with white homemade chalk paint, followed by some Valspar antiquing glaze. I used a clean rag to wipe the glaze on, waited about 30 seconds and then wiped it off with another rag. I did this a few times over the entire frame until I achieved the antique/rustic look I wanted. After the glaze was dry I went over the frame with some sandpaper to give it a nice distressed look.

For the moss letter I simply cut strips of my moss and began gluing it to the wood letter with my glue gun. I made sure to wrap around the edges but didn’t care what the back of the letter looked like since no one will see it anyway. Afterwards I added a little extra glue to the areas that were overlapped by the moss sheets, and sprinkled some moss pieces on top to create a more clean and cohesive look.

I then glued my letter onto the burlap covered cardboard with the gorilla glue, set a few books on top to weigh it down and make sure the glue adhered well. After letting it sit for 24 hours I put the cardboard back into the frame and it was good to go!

Here is my moss monogrammed frame all finished up! So what do you think? I actually realized after I took the photos that my letter is a little crooked, woops! I guess that’s what happens when you work on a project and watch the finale of The Bachelorette, lol.

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And here are the before and after photos:


Here it is during our wedding reception:


Update: I actually removed the burlap backing and decided to hang the moss letter “floating” inside the frame. You can see it now hanging up on our massive gallery wall from my fall home tour.


Thanks for stopping by!



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  1. 1
    JaneEllen says:

    Love the Monogram frame but especially love the text with moss frame. Very pretty. Could be a very special gift for somebody. Happy days

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    Adorable! And so are the Rustic Save the Dates! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-3.html
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    I love this! The neutrals with the green moss look awesome. Thanks for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery!

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  4. 8

    LOVE the moss covered letter and the matting is another great idea!

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    These are awesome! I love the moss with the burlap!
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  6. 12

    so so so pretty!!! :)
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  7. 14

    Great idea!

  8. 16

    Oh my goodness, I love this!! Def. pinning this to make sometime soon!
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    This is BEAUTIFUL! I love it. I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-weekend.html
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    This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  11. 21

    I love this!! I made a moss letter last spring and love it, but I never thought about framing it with burlap behind. I love it! And my last name starts with an N, so I kind of want to steal this. :) Great job!!
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  12. 23

    I love this! Beautiful idea that you completed beautifully. What a great detail for your wedding AND home decor!
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    Love it! I’ve been trying to decide on some wall art for a bedroom redo and I think this is it. Thanks for sharing. If you’re interested, I’d love to have you share this at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/08/show-tell-39-and-important-news.html
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    Hi Katie! I love this project! I may have to make one for us! Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier today. I’m so glad we got to meet and take the advanced painting class at Haven. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! ~ Angie


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