After a fabulous, but very rainy girl’s getaway weekend, we are ready to bring a little Spring cheer into our homes! Last year we created an Easter wreath, but because Saint Patrick’s Day is so close to Easter this year we wanted to come up with a simple wreath that we could hang from now until the end of Spring. Moss is one of our favorite materials to use because it is very low maintenance and lasts a long time. Making this wreath was easy. Using a styrofoam wreath as our base, we hot glued sheet moss and reindeer moss to the wreath on the front and on the sides. We chose to hang it with a green ribbon for now, but I’m sure we’ll switch out our ribbon color when Easter rolls around.
Moss is one of those materials that works well for almost anything. It’s easy to find, is available in so many different types and shades, and is inexpensive. We’ve use it as a base for our succulent wreath, Easter wreath, Valentine’s wreaths and succulent pumpkins. We also use it on tablescapes and as a way to cover up dirt or rocks in a potted plant. There are so many ways to use moss that we wanted to share some of our favorite ways to use this versatile green material.
Moss Balls & Topiaries
A few strategically placed moss balls on a credenza, in a bowl or even made into a topiary can add just the right amount of color to any room without overpowering your decor. Moss balls are available in a few different sizes at Michaels, but you can also easily make your own using styrofoam balls, super 77 spray glue and preserved sheet moss.
For the Table
Moss can be used in so many ways to set a table! We love to use it as a table runner, as placemats or chargers, in glass hurricanes with candles or even as place cards. For an irregular shaped table runner we like to use preserved sheet moss, and a for streamlined look we use a ready-made moss table runner. Placemats are also super simple to make. You can cut a round or rectangular shape from a moss table runner, or you can create a more organic looking placemat or charger by placing preserved sheet moss in clusters under each plate.
Centerpieces and Arrangements
Moss centerpieces and arrangements are a cinch to make and they last a very long time! You can plant moss in just about any container, and there are so many different moss varieties and shades. Sheet moss, scotch moss, fern moss and hair cap moss look especially lovely when made into a centerpiece. Just make sure to place a little gravel or sand at the bottom of the container before you lay the dirt down so that water can drain adequately.
Moss Covered Letters
We always love a monogram so we are drawn to moss-covered letters. They look fabulous hanging on a front door or gate, and even as part of a little mantel decor. Moss covered letters are also very easy to make. To create your own, just use a hot glue gun to wrap sheet moss mat around a wooden or cardboard letter. You can also find a large variety of ready-made moss-covered letters on Etsy.
Ashley + Hallman