Thursday, April 11, 2013

Adding Elements of Moss Green to Your Wedding

Whether you are thinking of a formal English rose garden setting or a rustic woodland atmosphere, moss fits right in to your wedding decor. Moss can be found in colors from bright chartreuse to deep emerald green in nature, so you are bound to find a shade to fit into your theme. 

Here are 4 ways you can incorporate this versatile element into your wedding.

Moss Covered Initials – You could hang moss covered initials on the wall, on the back of the bride and groom’s chairs, or on the cake table. You can easily make these initials with wooden letters from a craft store, heavy glue, sheet moss and ribbon.
Moss Frames – These lovely moss covered frames could be used to hold printed out menus or on the entrance table asking guests to sign in. Crafty Southern Mama provides a tutorial for how to make the frames, and shows an adaptation with a chalkboard.

Table Numbers – These faux moss table numbers look like they came right out of an enchanted forest. Make your own using wood slices, glue and sage colored Flower Soft, a glitter-like material.  
Moss Centerpiece – Moss would accent purple or a dark pink beautifully, but if you can even go with an all green color scheme. To add some interest, vary the shades of green, as shown in the checkered moss centerpiece.  After the wedding, this live moss can be planted in your yard as a memento.

In addition to the spectacular color, moss provides texture to the decorations. 

You can find fake moss at craft stores in sheets or clumps. The sheets are best used to cover larger surfaces, while the clumps of moss can be tucked in and around arrangements. 

If you plan to make these projects well in advance of the wedding, keep in mind live moss needs an occasionally spritz it with water to keep it green.

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