Are you looking for any easy way to make a moss wreath? Here’s how to make one in 4 steps using basic materials and supplies.
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One of my favorite places to shop is Terrain. They have the best store that is a combination of gardening, housewares and jewelry. Their in-store displays are always stunning and whenever I need a boost of inspiration – I Just head on over to their store in Connecticut. Recently, while perusing through their store, I came across a fabulous moss wreath. It was perfect for spring and instantly fell in love. Unfortunately, the price tag of this wreath was a bit out of reach for me.
So, I decided to make my own. I will walk you through each step. It is an easy project and shouldn’t take longer than 1 hour to assemble.
DIY Moss Wreath
First you are going to need some supplies. I have rounded up most of the supplies and provided links for you at the end of this post. Generally you can get these items at any local craft store.
- Wire wreath form
- A large bag of green Spanish moss (Green Spanish moss looked best)
- A bag of Reindeer moss
- A bag of mixed moss
- Florist wire
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Assemble all your supplies into one place. The moss can be messy to work with. You will also need a large flat workspace – like a dining room table, desk or counter top.
Step 1 – Attach Spanish Moss to Wire Frame
I have an important tip for you – turn your wreath form backwards! So that the curved part is on the back and scooped part is in the front. We are going to fill the scooped part with Spanish Moss.
After you have flipped over your wreath form so that the scooped portion is in the front, you will attach florist wire to the wreath form. Then you will pull apart a chunk of the Spanish moss onto the form and wrap the florist wire around it. Repeat this process around the entire wreath form. We are using Spanish moss as our base because it tends to be more affordable than other types of moss.
If you look closely at the photo above, you can see how the florist wire is securing the Spanish moss to the wreath form. I kept the florist wire on the spool the entire time and didn’t trim it until the moss was secured around the entire wreath form. Once the entire form was covered with Spanish moss, I trimmed the florist wire and attached the tail end of the florist wire to the wreath form.
Step 2 – Layout Remaining Moss on Wreath Form
Next, open all your other bags of moss. Take out portions and start distributing them around the wreath form. The key to this wreath looking good is ensuring there are layers of different varieties of moss.
Before attaching any other moss, I put them on the wreath to see how it would look. I moved moss around while adding and subtracting pieces for a balanced look. Take your time with this step to ensure you are getting the look you want.
Step 3- Glue Remaining Moss to Wreath Form
Plug in your hot glue gun and wait for it to heat up. Then start hot gluing the remaining moss pieces to your wreath form.
You can also add in a few twigs and branches for added texture. Take your time as you work your way around the wreath to ensure each piece is attached securely.
Step 4- Finish the DIY Moss Wreath
You probably noticed, moss tends to shed. To keep your wreath intact and to prevent shedding -spray the front and the back with hair spray. This will help keep everything in place. By the way, hair spray also works great to ensure dried flowers won’t shed – like hydrangeas. I prefer the least expensive, extra-super-mega-hold, variety since it seems to work the best.
Enjoy your Wreath!
You can place this wreath on your front door or your garden shed.
Your moss wreath should hold up well outside – particularly as we move into spring and summer.
For those of you who missed last week’s post, I shared how you can make the wooden hook rack that the moss wreath is hanging on. It’s a garden tool rack and thus far, it has come in pretty handy.
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Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I don’t know about you but I am excited for spring to arrive. Having a moss wreath on my front door certainly reminds me that spring is not far away.