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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Photo Credits: Rosie Parsons; Sarah Vivienne Photography