Christmas is the most joyful holiday around, in my humble opinion. What better way to celebrate the upcoming season than with an easy Christmas craft that (silently) screams joy? This project can be done in less than an hour, but will look like it took much longer. I love the touch of rustic it layers into our festive living room too!
One of my favorite parts of strolling the craft store aisles is finding new and unique craft supplies that I can use in a variety of ways. Over the past year or two, I’ve been really into moss. I know that’s super random, but I love that moss is moldable and adds a touch of greenery that I don’t have to water (thus, kill). So, moss is the star of this project!
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To make this easy Christmas craft, all you need is a small wooden pallet, bagged moss, a hot glue gun with hot glue sticks, finger caps (trust me) and a white marker or pen. You could choose whatever word you like, but I’d recommend picking a short one unless you have a bigger piece of wood, or you’re super patient (bless you).
Outline your word lightly in pencil—I freehanded mine, but you could use a stencil if you desire.
Next, fill in part of the letter with hot glue. Make sure you don’t go outside the lines—you can always add more glue but it’s much harder to remove.
Take some moss and press it into the hot glue. This is where those finger caps come into play. Without these, I am confident you will burn yourself—trust me, it hurts!
Keep working in small sections until your JOY is complete (hah!). I used about 5 glue sticks total.
At this point, you can see if you have any holes that need more moss, or any pieces that need to be trimmed shorter, then fix accordingly.
I used a white Pitt Big Brush Marker to freehand a Bible verse on the bottom. It says, “you believe in Him & are filled with an inexpressible & glorious joy”. Isn’t that beautiful? You could also do a family last name, or another saying.
Hang your sign and you’re done! See, wasn’t that an easy Christmas craft?
Have leftover moss? Try this easy framed faux succulent planter!