DIY MOSS TABLE NUMBERS

Hello,

I’m sorry the blog has been left a bit unloved for the last month, but it’s been crazy busy in Jessie Thomson HQ with weddings around the country, glamourous industry parties and the small matter of a baby to look after in between.

But, finally, I have sat down with a cup of tea before this weekend’s wedding at The Great Tythe Barn, to show you how I made the moss table number when I did styling for the utterly fabulous LoveLuxe Blog launch. I’m also a guest blogger there and you can see my August article on finding your personal wedding style here.

For the LoveLuxe launch I was asked to style one of the tables, and after submitting two different theme ideas, Rosie and I decided to go for a rustic woodland theme. I injected a bit of romance into this by incorporating elements of a fairy midsummer night’s dream – with love story stationery, mini toadstool cake pops, vials of fairy dust and little birds and butterflies nestled amongst moss, leaves and berry toned flowers.

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That’s me, adding ribbon and feathers to the place settings.

There were quite a few DIY elements to my table, the wooden “wheels” as place mats were sourced from a local saw mill in the Cotswolds (and would make equally fabulous bases for wedding centrepieces). But one of my favourite pieces was the moss table number I created, which would suit all sorts of themes and was so easy to do.

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Moss Table Number

So I thought I’d give you lovely readers a little DIY tutorial in case you fancied making your own for your big day celebrations!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3D Craft Numbers (or letters of you want to create a cute piece of personalised decor)
  • Moss – you can buy this from your local Hobbycraft, or ask your florist to supply it.
  • Glue Gun – if you’re a DIY bride this should be your first purchase!
  • Newspaper – it gets messy.
  • Scissors

That’s it! Seriously it’s so easy.

All you need to do is break up your moss into pieces, glue gun a small section of your 3D number, shove a handful of moss on top. Repeat until the whole thing is covered.

Once there are no bits of cardboard/wood/foam peeking through the moss, grab your scissors and get trimming until it’s looking nice and neat. Whole thing took me about 15 mins… but as I’m a perfectionist I went back, and trimmed it about ten times afterwards!

There are more DIY moss tutorials here if you love the look but want to take it further. I love the idea of a moss covered ring pillow. So boho cool.

If you’d like to see more photo’s from the launch then do have a look at the official website and the album from my page on Facebook.

My thanks to the wonderful suppliers who contributed items, ideas and beauty to my table:

Stationery: In The Treehouse http://www.inthetreehouse.co.uk/
Flowers: Bramble & Wild http://www.brambleandwild.com/
Tableware & Crockery: Lavender & Linen http://www.lavenderandlinen.co.uk/
Cake Pops: The Cheltenham Cakery http://www.thecheltenhamcakery.co.uk/

Next on the blog will be some DIY fringe streamer and pinwheel tutorials from my window styling at The White Rose Bridal Boutique in Chipping Campden, and a BEAUTIFUL Cotswolds real wedding at Stone Barn in Aldsworth.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Jessie

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http://www.jessiethomson.co.uk

Photo Credits: Rosie Parsons; Sarah Vivienne Photography

0 comment on DIY MOSS TABLE NUMBERS

  1. Adeline Tye
    September 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh my goodness! We wanted some of these at our wedding and I had planned to make them but couldn’t find the supply’s anywhere!

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    • Jessie Thomson
      September 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm (5 years ago)

      Oh boo… but on the other hand, I don’t think you could have possibly squeezed any more DIY pretty into your wedding if you tried!!!

      Reply

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