Hi all! Hope you are well, and I hope you are ready for a fun and easy craft project with a thrift store upcycle mixed in! This framed moss wall decor is just what I was needing after a week of hard work in my master bedroom, where we recently installed some faux wood beams and are in the middle of a large makeover.
This project, is much easier and a really fun addition to your home and I’ve teamed up with a handful of awesome bloggers to bring you our monthly thrift store decor upcycle challenge.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
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I always love perusing the frame section of a thrift store. You can find some really great gems there. I found this simple oak frame recently, and for 25 cents, I figured I could use it somewhere in my home.
Here is what I used for this framed moss wall decor:
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I took the simple frame and gave it a coat of milk paint, just to soften the color and give it a more weathered look affect. I used a soft tan milk paint for this.
No need to take the glass out of the frame, unless you want to add something else instead, but I just left it as is. No need to even tape it off, it is just fine if paint gets on it.
Once the paint was dry, I applied hot glue in small batches and pressed the moss into the hot glue. Cover the whole glass in this same way. It is such a cool look!
Once the moss completely covers the glass you can keep it as is or add some simple decor to it. I have tried it with two different options. Tie a few flowers together and hang them from some twine. Its a sweet addition.
You can also use inexpensive paper doilies, like I did here. A simple “spring” written on the doily is a fun way to decorate the framed moss wall decor.
Here are some other great ways to use this framed moss wall decor:
- Hang a wooden or metal letter over the framed moss wall decor
- hang a small antler
- pin or glue other flowers into the moss to add a more feminine look
- Pin a page from one of your favorite books or a quote that you love
- Make a few extra framed moss wall decor pieces and hang them all together for an interesting gallery wall.
Its a simple enough craft project to do. So next time you’re in a thrift store, make sure to snatch up those old frames!
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