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How To: Moss Covered Cross

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Nici Higby, owner of Posed Perfect, shows us how to celebrate the true meaning of Easter with a stunning project that you will want to leave up all year round

PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Posed Perfect
WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life

Nici Higby, owner of Posed Perfect, is a wife and homeschooling Mom of two, whose website features delicious recipes, homeschooling tips, and beautiful craft ideas.  In celebration of Easter she created a stunning and sophisticated moss covered cross.  If you are like us, you’ll want to leave it up all year round.

What You Will Need:

1 (12×12 inch) sheet Styrofoam
2 Bags Reindeer Moss
Moss Green Paint
Hot Glue Gun
1 Paint Brush
Sharp Knife
Ruler
Pencil

Home & Garden | How To: Moss Covered Cross | SouthernGuideToLife.com

Use a ruler to measure the size of cross you want to create.  The edges of the ruler will help you draw straight lines.  With a sharp knife, cut out the  cross shape.  Next, cut out a rectangular piece of Styrofoam to be used as the stand.  Carve out a shallow trench in the rectangular stand to fit the width and thickness of the cross.  These two pieces will eventually fit together.

Home & Garden | How To: Moss Covered Cross | SouthernGuideToLife.com

Clean up the excess bits of Styrofoam so that the hot glue will adhere.  If your edges are not straight enough, use an excess piece of Styrofoam to sand the edges.  Paint the cross and the stand moss green and allow to dry.

Home & Garden | How To: Moss Covered Cross | SouthernGuideToLife.com

Working in small areas, lay down a generation bed of hot glue and cover with tufts of reindeer moss.  Press the moss to secure.

Home & Garden | How To: Moss Covered Cross | SouthernGuideToLife.com

Cover the entire front and back of the cross, stopping about an inch from the bottom.  Apply a generous amount of hot glue into the carved trench of the stand piece of Styrofoam.  Press the cross into the trench and hold until the hot glue is dried and the two pieces are well adhered.

Home & Garden | How To: Moss Covered Cross | SouthernGuideToLife.com

Cover the remainder of the cross and stand with reindeer moss.

Home & Garden | How To: Moss Covered Cross | SouthernGuideToLife.com

Nici stamped the letters HE IS RISEN onto vanilla colored card stock.  She aged the edges of each card with a sponge and brown ink.  Next, she punched holes in the top of each card.  She used small bits of jute twine to tie each card onto a string of twine that was then attached to the cross.

Photographs by: Nici Higby, courtesy of Posed Perfect.

To see more of Nici’s beautiful designs visit her website at Posed Perfect.

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