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DIY Moss Mat and Wedding Signage

For Laura and Kyle's wedding, we wanted to create some custom signage for the entry tables.  After a little research I ran across cute phrase to use for the guest book sign, "Leave your well wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs."  It was perfect, but I wanted to customize it to make it specific to the Marshall wedding.  Here was my solution:

I added the bird logo we used throughout their other printed materials and the line "Marshall, that is" as a nod to their new last name.

For the place card table, I designed a similar piece with their bird logo and a custom moss mat.  You can make one yourself following these instructions:

DIY Moss Mat Instructions
1.  Purchase a small bag of sheet moss and your desired size mat from the craft store.  Obviously the wider the mat, the more moss will be exposed.  *Tip: I used a mat I found on clearance for .97.  It was an ugly pattern (hence the sale), but that didn't matter because I knew it would be covered in the end anyway.
2.   Place the mat inside the frame and use a pen or pencil to trace along the outside edge of the mat, marking where the mat and frame meet.  This will be your guide for where to glue the moss.
3.  After you have your outline, use a glue gun to secure the moss on the inside portion of the traced area.  This is the part of the mat that will show once it's place inside the frame.  It's important to glue the moss only on the inside section so that the rest of the mat will still lay flat inside the back of the frame.
4.  Lastly, insert the moss mat into your frame along with your chosen photo/print, and you're done!  You have a newly enhanced frame for only a few bucks!


Here's a look of the finished product on the place card table with the moss and shutters we used to tie into the theme.


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