Tutorial: Spring Moss Wreath

Believe it or not but I made this Moss Wreat during two commercial breaks while watching House on TV. Seriously, this is a 10 minute craft. Ummm yeah, that’s my kind of project.

Made this last night. 10 minute DIY Moss Wreath tutorial. Easy festive Spring home decor craft tutorial

I’ve been wanting to make one of these moss wreaths since I saw Mandy of Mood Girl Projects’  version last year in a bunch of link parties. Pottery Barn had a version of it last year, but I actually like the thinner homemade version better (plus at a 40$ savings I don’t think there’s even a debate).
I adore how it turned out and in attempt to have fun decorations for all the different holidays and seasons without going crazy constantly putting up and taking down decor I’m planning on using this for both St. Patti’s day with the green ribbon (as shown) and then swapping out the green ribbon for a nice purple one for Easter. And for T’s birthday party in a couple weeks I’m going to add some paper butterflies. I’m excited.

What You Need

  • foam wreath (I found mine at the dollar store)
  • sheet of moss or loose moss (I used a 40% off coupon for the sheet but if you’re up for more mess and work you can find loose moss at the dollar store)
  • glue gun
  • ribbon

What To Do

Cut the sheet into about 4 strips.

Start wrapping the strip around the wreath form gluing where needed to make it tight and flush to the foam. I went with the sheet route since I thought it would be faster and cleaner. Well it still made a mess but it was super fast. If you can’t find the sheet or if you want to save a couple bucks you can just glue and stick the loose moss on but this will take a bit longer and of course you’ll have to deal with the annoyance of sticking stuff that comes off to hot glue (you know all those strings of glue, moss stuck to your fingers and touching the hot glue). I really recommend the sheet it was SO speedy and with a coupon it was only around 5$.

Clip points in your ribbon if desired, hang it where you want and enjoy.

This would be super cute inside or out. Mine’s inside but the moss totally freaks my husband out being inside so he’d prefer to banish it to the outdoors. He said all the pictures on the package shows it on outside things and it’s alive and of course dirty. Bwahahaha, is it alive? Luckily for me I think he’s forgotten all about it since his initial reaction.

Comments

  1. Great tutorial! Also thanks for showing the moss wreath over your door w/ the glass insert. I also have a glass insert and keep thinking things won’t look good on it. It looks great! Thanks for sharing! I love it. I’m going to head over to Janet’s for the tutorial.

    I’m a new follower from creative girl blog hop. http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com (you might have to dig for creative stuff today…I’m on a shopping trip!)

  2. Looks great! I did one last year, but yours looks way better!
    :)

  3. great tutorial. I need to give this a try.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  4. I am a BIG fan of wreaths and I love this one :o)

  5. so fun! Thanks for sharing…I love a good wreath project.

  6. Love it! So simple and elegant! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

  7. That’s really cute and simple! Loving it.

    kevinandgillian.blogspot.com

  8. that’s really cute! i have always used loose moss but that looks sooo much easier! thanks for linking up!

  9. Love that! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  10. I love it! I think I could make it too!! http://www.cropluvingirl.blogspot.com

  11. You did a great job!

  12. This is so cute- and I love the ribbon with it!

  13. So cool! I’m hosting my first Linky party and would love for you to submit to it!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/glitters-first-linky-party_22.html#comments

  14. So cute. I love moss. Great blog too.

    Warmly, Michelle

  15. Love the simplicity of this wreath!

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    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $35 + free shipping to get a custom trendy backpack for your kid from Paige Holliday Designs. All you have to do is leave a comment.
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  16. Looks so cute! Thanks for linking up!

  17. I LOVE this! My door is black – and my dining room wall (first to see when coming through the front door) is the green of your ribbon!
    PERFECT DIY I must do!!

    :D Lynda

  18. Very nice wreath! simple and lovely!

    I have a giveaway going on over at my blog come and play!

    http://tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com/2011/03/15-giveaway-with-berrycool-designs.html

    -Tootsie wootsie

  19. thanks for sharing, Marissa! lovely wreath! hope to see you again this week!

  20. Thank you for linking this up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!

    Hope to see you next Wednesday:)

    xoxokara

  21. What a cute wreath! :) Love it! I became a follower of your blog! Erin

    http://www.purplebookbloggingmommy.blogspot.com

  22. Simple, but striking – which is prefect for spring. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday

  23. I have moss on the trees in front of my home…I love this!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday! Hope you can make it back this week {party opens wed. night @ 8pm CST}

  24. Hey Marissa I love the simplicity of this wreath. The moss is so pretty, and with a blank canvas like that, you can literally decorate it for anything. What a great, easy, and inexpensive idea.

    I loved it so much I FEATURED you, I know I’m late letting you know, but I hope it still puts a smile on your face.

    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

    **Features from week #28** @ Bella Before and After
    Also I would LOVE to invite you to check out my new PINTEREST BOARDS let me know what you think!!
    Thanks girl :)

    Hugs,
    Bella

  25. thanks all!

  26. This turned out so pretty, I love moss! Thanks for sharing with us at The DIY Collective Link Party! Hope you come back and join us again next thursday! xoxo, Cassie @ Little Red Window

  27. Sometimes simple and quick is best! (And I started House for the first time this year, lol!) Great craft, thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  28. I’m such a sucker for wreaths and love how simple this one is to make! I’m pinning to make for my own front door soon.

    Thank you so much for linking up with The DIY Collective! Please join us again next week!

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