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