For the ultimate last minute gift this holiday season, head to Michaels and pick up all you need for this amazingly quick succulent adorned monogram for under $20! It’s seriously cute and seriously easy. I did this in less than 30 minutes. How sweet would it be to receive something handmade like this and so incredibly personal! Here’s what you need:
Michael’s has a bunch of different mosses to choose from. I opted for a bag of mixed mosses for some variety but you can definitely choose whatever you want for this project. They also had a couple different types of succulents to choose from. I found this cardboard “M” form near the bins of cheap goodies by the check out but I saw a whole section of initials where you can choose any size or style your heart desires.
Start by spreading the greenery all over my “M”, making sure you cover the edges and make sure there is no cardboard peeping through. Squirted a few strands of hot glue in small sections and place the moss onto the cardboard. It’s a good idea to only do a little bit at a time so the glue doesn’t harden before you get a chance to stick the greenery on.
Keep adding the moss until you’re happy with the coverage. It’s up to you how you want it to look.
At this point make any last minute adjustments to the greenery and tidy up any pieces that may need extra glue. Once you are happy with the amount of coverage it’s time to add the succulents and anything else you’d like to add. You could add a little bird, a bow or any number of little trinkets.
How did I make it to 25 without a single piece of monogram decor? It’s beyond me. I’m heading back to Michael’s ASAP to stock up on those M’s so I can make a new monogram for the door of our condo for every season. Black and orange for Halloween, tulips in the spring, seashells and driftwood in the summer… the options are endless.
Now it’s time for some more DIY Christmas gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends. Get ready for some wonderful handmade gift inspiration for your holidays!
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PS: I’ll be sharing this post on these blogs!