EVER SO CLEVER…EVER SO PRETTY…Friday Series, #1 {Moss Covered Monogrammed Wreath}

Welcome to my first “Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty” series….

…..I am always in awe of the many clever and talented bloggers…

I am always saying…”that is really a great project..I really need to do that”!…but do I do it…??


So this series will force me to “just do it”….

This week has been hectic with many things happening…like preparing for the opening of my antique booth…

So I chose a pretty simple, but great project!

The inspiration comes from two bloggers….11 Magnolia Lane and My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia...and a blogger’s sister.. Common Ground

Here are their projects that inspired me…

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Common Ground


11 Magnolia Lane


My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

So here I go…making my version of the moss covered monogram…

I decided to incorporate the monogram in a wreath.


Supplies…Grapevine wreath…sheet moss…wooden letter.

Now you are probably wondering why I am not using my new craft table…?!!…

…..It’s because it is filled with things to take to my booth!…making tags!


I bought a regular grapevine wreath…but I prefer the ones that are wispier…but they are more expensive…

…..so I take my wire cutters and snip at the vines




So clip and pull the vines away…you can get that “wispy” look without the “wispy” price!


I then proceeded to cover the wood monogram with the sheet moss…using a glue gun.


Ta da!!!…I “just did it”…


I hung it below the mantel…It may eventually go onto the shutters above the mantel…



I glued moss to the tips of the vines…






Thank you for visiting me today for my first “Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty” Friday Series…

So many wonderful, creative and talented bloggers out there…

…I thank you all for so many inspirations that you have given me!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

I am joining:

Knock Your Socks Off Party

Knock Your Socks Off Party

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  1. You “oh so clever” thing you. What a smart idea to make a whisper wreath too. Love it. I think it adds to your Springy mantel. I know you are both anxious and excited about Monday but you will be GREAT!! Can’t wait to see it.
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  2. What a fun new series! I love the monogram inside the wreath, perfect proportions. Thanks for the tip on making a wispy wreath, great little trick!
    SheilaG @ Plum Doodles’s recent post…Lamp Makeover with Trash Can Lamp ShadeMy Profile

  3. What a great tip to cut the grapevine Shirley~ I’ll definitely file that idea away! Love your moss covered monogram!
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  4. Love the wreath! Very clever!

  5. Neat idea!
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  6. What a great idea!! Never thought of whisping wreaths…
    Wooden letter, sheet moss…hmmmmm….
    Off to WalMart!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. How cute, Shirley! It looks great hanging under your mantle. I love the way you took inspiration from others and turned it into your own.
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  8. Good Morning! I found you through Barb’s bog and here I am. Great blog and II am looking forward to going through you blog a bit more to see some of your past posts. I am your newest follower- xo Diana
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  9. Very pretty, Shirley! Did you cover the letter with moss then cut the moss off? This is a perfect project for Spring.
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  10. You go, girl!!!! I was just looking up at the “N” hanging on the wall of my office. No idea how I would hang that bad boy, but I love the idea! You did a great job! Great tip on going all Edward Scissorhands on the grapevine wreath for that wispy look, too! Different subject: I need to convince my husband that we should position our television the way you have yours in that room. Right now the sofa is turned toward HIS focal point…the TV. I want it turned toward MY focal point…the fireplace. We could have the best of both worlds if we just move the doggone TV! Plus we could gain more space by moving the armoire in there to a different location. Not sure I can win this battle, but I’m going to throw down the gauntlet and see what happens. 🙂
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  11. I love it! Great idea with making your own wisps on the vine wreath. I’ve been wanting to make a moss monogram too… but because the family last name starts with O I thought it would look odd…worried it would just look like a circle. Seeing Common Ground’s O has changed my mind… I just need to find an O that’s not so round.
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  12. LOVE IT! May be my weekend project! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

  13. Stopping in to say hello from Everyday Home. Because any blog that gets mentioned on the same post with clean underwear deserves folks to stop in and say hey!


  14. Donnamae says

    Cute idea…and relatively simple! Might have to give that a try! 😉

  15. I like the concept of showing ideas you got from other bloggers. I am sure they feel very honored.
    Great job on the wreath!
    Snowing here since last night, hard to think Spring.
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  16. Shirley you’re rendition is gorgeous!!! It goes perfectly above your fireplace too!!
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  17. I am SO copying this fabulous idea!!! Love it! I have double front doors, and this would be such an economical approach to the monogram wreaths I wanted for so long! …just heard the wonderful news at Amy’s about your joint venture! Ya’ll will make an awesome pair! I just so happen to be going to Raleigh next weekend to visit with my daughter, so I’ll plan to ride over on Saturday to see the new booth! Can’t wait! …wishing ya’ll much success!!!

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  18. wow Shirley you took it one awesome step further. I love how you put your letter inside the grapevine wreath. very smart!!! thanks so much for including me. I have a great sis!!!

  19. I love what you did with this wreath and monogram. Beautiful as always. By the way, what a fun series.

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  20. That is such a great project! I love how that turned out. I never thought to make the grapevine wreath wispy like that. Good idea! That would also look cute on your front door or even a back door.
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  21. pstandley says

    I know I ask this all the time, but…where do you find the time? You are constantly doing these wonderful things along with living your life. You are just amazing. Using the moss reminds me of when I went to your neighborhood garden club and made bunnies for Easter. Thanks for the tip on wispy grapevine wreaths! You are so smart. Love your happy blogs.

  22. That is just darling!!!
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  23. Shirley, This is so beautiful. I love the “wispiness”! I think I made up that word! You did a great job.
    I missed the part about the shop. I will have to read up on what you have been doing. Hugs, Ginger
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  24. Your mantle is gorgeous! I’m loving all the moss projects these days. Perfect for that Spring look we’re all ready for.
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  25. I really like that Shirley! Did you notice how it brings the green to another level in the room? Pretty.
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  26. Shirley,
    Your wreath is gorgeous along with all your other “green” items on your mantel. Love your new series. And I hope you and Amy see green very quickly in your booth! Wishing the two of you all the best!
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  27. Your wreath turned out beautifully! I love how you made it wispy!!!! All my years of floral design and I never thought to do that so THANK YOU for that tip!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know how I missed this post, I AM signed up to follow you by e-mail too??? XO, Pinky

  28. I love it! I copied you :). Only I cut my letter out of cardboard because i was being cheap :). Thanks for the inspiration!!

  29. Martha Belton says

    Love the moss covered letter, and you placing it inside the grapevine wreath really showcased it better. Also, your coffeetable came out real good as well…Have a great weekend…

  30. Subscribed for your blog, many thanks

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