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Bring Nature Indoors with These Easy Moss Art Projects

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These easy and creative moss art projects allow you to bring nature indoors and create a unique and personalized touch to your home.

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Adding natural elements to your home decor can create a peaceful and calming atmosphere, and there’s no better way to do that than with a moss art project. From hanging moss balls to moss cake toppers, and even moss covered coffee tables, these easy and creative DIY projects allow you to bring nature indoors and create a unique and personalized touch to your home.


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Moss Hanging Balls

Making moss hanging balls is a fun and easy DIY project that adds a unique and natural touch to your home decor.

Materials needed:

  1. Sphagnum moss
  2. Potting soil
  3. Fertilizer
  4. Fishing line or twine
  5. A wire hanging basket or other spherical form
  6. Scissors
  7. Spray bottle (optional)

Tips & tricks:

  1. Choose a spherical form that is slightly larger than the plant you want to use, so it has room to grow.
  2. Place your moss hanging ball in a location with plenty of indirect sunlight and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.
  3. Choose a plant that prefers moist soil and indirect light, such as ferns or mosses, for best results.
  4. You can create a variety of moss hanging balls with different plants and forms, such as teardrop-shaped or geometric. Get creative and experiment with different combinations!

Instructions:

  1. Soak the sphagnum moss in water until it is fully hydrated.
  2. Line the inside of the wire basket or other spherical form with the hydrated sphagnum moss. Make sure to press it tightly against the sides to create a solid wall of moss.
  3. Fill the center of the moss-lined form with potting soil mixed with a slow-release fertilizer.
  4. Use your fingers to create a small hole in the center of the soil.
  5. Add a small plant or succulent to the center of the soil, and gently cover the roots with soil.
  6. Cover the soil with a layer of sphagnum moss, pressing it gently to make sure it adheres to the soil.
  7. Use fishing line or twine to tie the ball together at the top, leaving enough length to hang it from the ceiling or wall.
  8. Optional: lightly mist the moss with water using a spray bottle to help it stay hydrated.

Moss Table

Making a moss table is a unique and creative way to add a touch of nature to your home decor. It’s an eco-friendly and low-maintenance alternative to traditional tabletops and a great way to bring the outdoors indoors. Not only is a moss table a beautiful and functional piece of furniture, but it also provides natural air purification benefits to your living space. In this guide, we will take you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own moss table

Materials needed:

  1. Wooden table
  2. Sheet moss
  3. Scissors
  4. Spray adhesive
  5. Clear polyurethane sealant

Tips & tricks:

  1. Use a high-quality spray adhesive to ensure the moss sticks securely to the table.
  2. Trim the excess moss from the edges of the table using scissors or a craft knife for a neat finish.
  3. Avoid placing hot or wet items directly on the moss surface to prevent damage.
  4. If you want to create a more intricate design, consider using different types of moss or adding other natural elements like rocks or branches to your table.

For more information on moss species you can use on your table, see our article:

How to select the right moss for your moss wall

Moss table - Heather Lenkin garden

Instructions:

  1. Clean and sand the table. Make sure the surface is smooth and free from any debris.
  2. Cut the sheet moss to fit the top of the table, leaving a few inches of extra moss on each side.
  3. Spray the adhesive on the top of the table and carefully lay the sheet moss on top, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles.
  4. Allow the moss to dry and adhere to the table for at least 24 hours.
  5. Once the moss is dry, apply a clear polyurethane sealant to the top of the table to protect the moss and give it a glossy finish.
  6. Let the sealant dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Moss-Covered Planter

Moss-covered planters are a beautiful way to bring a touch of nature to your indoor or outdoor space. They can be used as a centerpiece or accent to any room or garden. The natural texture and color of moss add a unique and beautiful touch to any planter. In this guide, we will take you through the step-by-step process of creating your own moss-covered planters.

Materials needed:

  1. Planters of your choice
  2. Sheet moss
  3. Potting soil
  4. Plants of your choice

Tips & tricks:

  1. Use high-quality sheet moss to ensure it stays in place and looks lush.
  2. Choose plants that have similar water and light requirements to make maintenance easier.
  3. Keep the planter in a shaded area for the first few weeks to help the plants establish themselves.
  4. Mist the moss occasionally to keep it looking fresh and vibrant.

For more information on using moss in your home decor, see our full article:

how to build, grow and maintain a living moss wall!

Instructions:

  1. Choose your planter: Select planters that are suitable for the plants you want to grow. Make sure they have proper drainage holes to prevent water buildup.
  2. Prepare the planter: Fill the bottom of the planter with potting soil, leaving enough room for the plants and additional soil.
  3. Add the sheet moss: Place the sheet moss over the soil, making sure to cover the sides and bottom of the planter. Use scissors to trim the excess moss.
  4. Plant your plants: Arrange your plants in the planter, making sure they are at the appropriate depth. Fill in the gaps with additional soil, and pack it down gently.
  5. Cover the soil: Use the remaining sheet moss to cover the soil in the planter. Press the moss down firmly to ensure it stays in place.
  6. Water your planter: Water the plants and the moss thoroughly, making sure the soil is evenly moist.
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Moss Art Cake Toppers

Making a moss art cake topper is a unique way to incorporate nature into your special occasion. It’s an environmentally friendly and affordable option that can be customized to your liking. To make your own moss art cake topper, you will need some basic materials such as a foam block, moss, wire, and glue. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you create a beautiful moss art cake topper for your next celebration:

Materials needed:

  1. Fresh or preserved moss
  2. Floral wire
  3. Wire cutters
  4. Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  5. Scissors
  6. Cake topper base (e.g. wooden dowel, wire, or plastic rod)
  7. Decorative elements (e.g. flowers, ribbon, or small figurines)

Tips & tricks:

  1. When selecting moss, consider the different textures and colors available to create a visually interesting design.
  2. Make sure to cover the foam block completely with moss to avoid any visible gaps.
  3. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different shapes and designs to create a unique topper.
  4. If you’re attaching the topper to a tiered cake, make sure to add support by inserting dowels or straws into the lower tiers to hold the weight of the topper.
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Instructions:

  1. Choose the design: Decide on the design and size of your cake topper. You can create any shape or letter using a foam block. Cut the block to the desired size and shape using a serrated knife.
  2. Cover the foam with moss: Apply glue on the foam block and start covering it with moss. Use different types of moss to add texture and depth to your topper. Keep gluing and attaching moss until the entire foam block is covered.
  3. Secure the moss: Use wire to hold the moss in place. Wrap the wire around the moss and foam block, twisting it tightly to secure the moss in place.
  4. Final touches: Add any additional decorations you want to include, such as flowers or small figurines. Once you’re happy with your design, attach the cake topper to the cake using a toothpick or skewer.

Moss Holiday Themed Decor

Autumn is the perfect time to get creative and bring a little bit of the outdoors inside your home. With its rich colors and textures, this season is a treasure trove of inspiration for DIY enthusiasts. And what better way to channel the spirit of fall than with a moss-covered bucket? This rustic-chic decor piece is easy to make, but the end result looks like a million bucks. With just a few simple materials and a bit of creativity, you can create a stunning display that celebrates the beauty of the season. So let’s get started!

Materials needed:

  1. An empty metal bucket
  2. Fresh or preserved moss
  3. Scissors
  4. Floral foam
  5. Floral wire
  6. Wire cutters
  7. Decorative elements (e.g. fall leaves, pine cones, berries, or small pumpkins)

Tips & tricks:

  1. When selecting a metal bucket, choose one that is sturdy and has a rustic or vintage look to complement the natural feel of the moss and other elements.
  2. Consider using a mix of different types of moss to add texture and depth to the design.
  3. To make the decor last longer, mist the moss and other elements with water every few days to keep them fresh and green.
  4. Customize the design to your personal style and preferences by selecting fall-themed decorative elements that speak to you.

For more information on moss species you can use in your decor, see our article:

How to select the right moss for your moss wall

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of floral foam to fit snugly inside the metal bucket.
  2. Secure the foam in place with floral wire.
  3. Cover the foam with a layer of fresh or preserved moss. Use scissors to trim the moss to fit.
  4. Insert decorative elements into the foam and moss, arranging them as desired. Be creative and use different textures and colors to add interest.
  5. Hang or display the moss-covered bucket in a prominent location, such as a front porch or entryway.
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To purchase pre-made moss frames, art or panels, check out the link below:

https://www.foresthomesstore.com/collections/plant-wall-art

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