February 11, 2019

Using Moss In Home Decorating


Using moss is an easy way to give color and life to your home decor.
 Using live moss is low maintenance but using preserved
 moss is NO maintenance. Preserved moss is readily available
in different forms in the floral section of craft stores. 

Here are some examples of preserved moss from my local stores...

...the largest bag (left of above picture) is $6 from Wal-Mart.
The top center bag is $9 from Michael's.
The bottom center bag is $6 from Hobby Lobby.
The top right bag is $9 from Jo Ann's.
The bottom two bags are $1 each from Dollar Tree. 
If you have a discount coupon the prices will be less. 

One trendy way folks are using moss in home decorating is
 to have moss bowls. They come in differing sizes but
the most popular ones are the larger ones. The moss
bowls can be expensive to buy but you can make your own
fairly inexpensively especially if you already have a container.

For the moss bowl pictured above I used about three different
bags of moss for the look of a variety of mosses.
Here is the tutorial on them...
How To Make Inexpensive Moss Bowls

Another way to use moss to add a natural texture to your decor
is to have moss balls. They are easy to find and not very 
expensive in the floral section of craft stores but you can make
your own even more inexpensively.

 Making your own moss balls is easy and saves money 
especially if you need a lot of them for bowl fillers or 
for party and wedding decorations. Here's a tutorial for you...
How To Make Inexpensive Moss Balls

 Close cousins of moss balls are moss rings and wreaths.

Moss rings and wreaths are also easy to make by gluing
moss on a foam (or even a home made) round form. Here is
a tutorial on moss rings How To Make Inexpensive Moss Rings.

Moss is a great way to cover up the top of soil or floral
 foam in arrangements and containers.

This almost sponge-like moss is called "reindeer moss".


Moss can line the inside of a container if you want to hide
what is on the inside of the container.
The moss used in the picture above is moss attached to a fabric-like grid (this is called
"mat moss" in the stores) but you can use regular moss in the same way. 



Artificial lilies of the valley are stuck through the moss and into the foam. 

Here are some ways I used moss to decorate my living room 
and dining room recently to transition the winter decor into
more of an early spring look.













It's probably too much moss but I had so much fun 
experimenting on inexpensive ways to make moss bowls, balls
 and rings that I just ended up with a lot of moss items.
 Check out the new tutorials if you want to see more details
 on how I made them and the approximate costs.
How To Make An Inexpensive Moss Bowl
and
How To Make Inexpensive Moss Balls

This is a good image to "pin" on Pinterest...


24 comments

  1. Hey- What a FUN post. I love all your moss projects! I love moss and have had a container of it for a few years. I love live moss outside, too.
    I hope you have a great week! xo Diana

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  2. All very nice moss designs! I've made some moss balls before and have enjoyed the touch of green they add to terrariums, decorative bowls, etc. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  3. I love working with moss. I always add it to my houseplants and use it for decorating where I can. I love the moss balls, I need to make my next ones and save $$$. Great tip. Your home looks absolutely beautiful. Love how you decorated your shelves, love the French girl and angel and the scales.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine's Day.........

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  4. Beautiful tips and inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. Oh wow, loved all your mossy vignettes and uses. They all look so pretty and Springy.
    Gonna have to make one myself soon. Great job,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  8. Shelly Saying,
    Oh! I love moss by I somehow forgot! It’s a great way to bring in a natural element that won’t die! Awesome ideas. I’m so inspired right now. I love those tin can centerpieces! Time to make a big mossy mess!

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