Using my red shutters from my Christmas Mantel and my old window that I have used many times, I made a back drop for my love letters. I have them both in the mail box and some topiary LOVE letters!Father's Day Golf Table) I think I bought mine a Michaels - but I am not sure. It is quite a large piece and even after both of these projects I still have quite a bit left to do something else with it. The price on the package is $19.99 but I am sure I probably used a coupon to purchase this thing where ever I bought it!
As you can see in the picture, this moss has a brown paper backing on it, making it very easy to work with. I purchased some white wood letters at Joann Fabrics, I liked their shape and the fact that they already had a hole in the bottom for a dowel rod. Flip them over and trace around them backwards on the mat backing so that the moss would be on the right side of the letter. I took a black marker and colored the edges of the letters so that black would show through if I did not get the whole edge covered with the moss. I used Modge Podge to apply the moss to the letters.
Hot gluing the dowel rods in - I realized I probably should have painted them first! But oh well, not a real problem. I did not have enough oasis foam down my basement - so as I was scrounging around for something to use - I came up with the idea of turning a foam coffee cup upside down and pushing the dowel rod through the bottom of the cup. It worked great!
So after I pulled the letter out of the cup and painted the dowel rods, I topped the pots with some green excelsior.
So now I needed to spice up my mailbox! I have always enjoyed the collage effect that many scrapbookers have brought to an art. So I decided to try my own Altered Mailbox!
I am not the best at these so I am not going to even attempt to do a tutorial on these collages until I get better at them!
But I thought my love letters coming in and going out needed a pretty mailbox!
I added some hearts "floating" out of the Mailbox,
and a simple ribbon garland with some glass hearts my girlfriend found at Home Goods for me!
Here is hoping your mailbox gets a love letter this Valentine's day.
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