Spring is officially here, and Easter is just around the corner (despite our recent snow), however this new Cross will have a home in my house long after Easter. I am having a serious crush on Moss right now! I just recently shared my Moss Covered Easter Eggs, and my moss wreath that sits on my Spring Mantel.
– Wooden Cross from Hobby Lobby
– Moss Tape
– My DIY Wood Stain
– Zinsser Clear Shellac
– White Acrylic Paint
– Paint Brush
– Foam Brushes (for stain and shellac)
– Fine Grit Sandpaper
How to Make a Moss Covered Cross
First thing is if you plan on using my DIY Wood Stain, you are going to want to make this first because it really needs to sit for a few days before you can use it. You can find the tutorial here, that better explains why.
So now you are going to stain your cross. With my wood stain I did 3 thin coats, if you are using store bought you probably only need one. Then I applied a layer of shellac. Again, if you aren’t using my wood stain, this probably isn’t necessary. The DIY Wood Stain dries in a very flat/chalky look, and once you apply a sealer it gets that “stain” look to it.
Now just insert your moss into the cross. I didn’t even have to glue mine down, it just sticks right in there very nicely. If yours wants to fall out, just add a little hot glue and you will be good to go!
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, and it inspired you to create something for this wonderful season where we can celebrate what Christ did for us!!
Do you have any great moss projects? I’d love to see them!
You can find my Moss Covered Easter Eggs Here
If you are looking for some more Easter Decor you can Download these Easter Printables
and my Spring Mantel