How to make a quick and easy moss wreath. This simple wreath made out of real moss is perfect for spring decorating.
Believe it or not but I made this Moss Wreath during two commercial breaks while watching House on TV.
Seriously, I love a great 10 minute craft. Ummm yeah, that’s my kind of project.
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. Patrick’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.
How to Make a Moss Wreath
Foam wreath – any basic wreath form should work. I like that mine was green and the foam made it really easy to add the moss to (I found mine at the dollar store)
Sheet of moss – I love the sheet moss but you can also use loose moss that comes clumped in a bag. I used a 40% off coupon at the craft store for the sheet but if you’re up for more mess and work you can find loose moss at the dollar store
Glue gun and hot glue sticks – whatever kind you like works well. I’m sure you could even use tacky glue if you prefer that!
Ribbon – I love the look of this 3 inch ribbon but you could use anything really. And like I said earlier you can certainly change things up for different seasons, holidays, or evens.
Steps for Making a Moss Wreath
This was such an easy project and really a no brainer. Perfect for a craft night or to do while listening to your favorite audiobook.
Step 1: Make smaller pieces of moss. I cut the sheet into about 4 strips.
Step 2: Wrap the moss. 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$.
Step 3: Shape your ribbon. 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.
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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.