DIY Mossy Plaque – Gallery Wall

DIY Mossy Plaque - Gallery Wall

I wanted to bring another piece of something mossy to bring my gallery wall together. Originally, I wanted to find an ampersand to paint or cover with moss, but the craft store left me with no unfinished ampersands!

As I was walking through the aisle, I found this beautiful pendant that I may have fallen in love with for a split second.


For a moment I thought, “I’ll write something on this and sell it on Etsy!” By the time we had got in the car, my wheels had already turned and I had a new plan for this sweet little wooden piece.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Wooden Pendant, or other desired shape
  • Wood Stain or Paint
  • Moss or Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue (I used Gorilla Wood Glue)

First, I started by painting a coat of my favorite stain on the wooden pendant. I use Watco Danish Oil in Dark Walnut. This is also the same color as the kitchen table my husband made.

I let it dry. (Fun Fact: I did all of this on my coffee table. I just wanted to watch Parks and Rec, okay?)

While I was letting the pendant dry, I found an Ampersand I really liked, and printed it out as large as possible. I printed mine out at 10.5 inches tall.

My eye-hand coordination came in handy, and I cut out the ampersand. I traced it on my moss, then I also cut it out. (CAUTION: This stuff is messy. I would strongly encourage cutting this over a trash can, or being prepared with your vacuum if you’re watching Parks and Rec like me.)

After it was cut out, I used wood glue to adhere it, then I let it dry. The moss is so forgiving… if you mess up and accidentally cut through a line, no big deal!

And there you have it! Easy, Breezy, Beautiful — Moss. Okay, that didn’t go as well as I wanted it to, but I can’t wait to hang this on my Gallery Wall!

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