I think I may have told you before. I am “craft-challenged”….sadly, born without the craft gene. But today I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday with a crafty makeover even I can do. It all starts with reindeer moss.
I bought a bag of reindeer moss at Hobby Lobby. Of course, I couldn’t just use it—I had to know what it really is. It turns out it is not a plant but a lichen, a combination of an algae and a fungi. It is so named because reindeer and caribou like to munch on it. It is common in the alpine tundra and grows in North America. My particular bag was a product of Norway, but on to the project!
I am having a luncheon for friends on Thursday and I am working on a tablescape. This project will be part of the centerpiece. Martini glasses from Dollar Tree, styrofoam balls and reindeer moss from Hobby Lobby and lots of straight pins got me started.
The reindeer moss comes in pieces….lots of piecing and pinning. I tried floral pins, but they seemed to show too much. A little while and a big mess later, I had three of these! Now on to another part of the centerpiece!
Remember the Big Lots Gibson plates? They’re back at work. I’m glad to use the cups and saucers. We never drink out of them, but they’re perfect for this. I already had these candy cane candles.
Dollar Tree floral foam trimmed and pushed securely in the cup. More piecing, more pinning, more mess….
Another part of the centerpiece! I can’t take credit for the ideas. I saw these in the annual Christmas with Southern Living. I knew they were do-able for a non-crafter like me. Click on the MM button on the sidebar to visit Susan and more makeovers.
I hope you’ll be back on Tuesday for Deck the Halls. Mr. Linky will be up tomorrow night. I’ll be posting the entire tablescape on Thursday with Susan for Tablescape Thursday. Hope to see you!