A natural material wreath adds an Earthy look to the wreath and seems to always add warmth and a rustic feel to the place that the wreath will adorn. Moss is no different. It is a beautiful resource to use for making decorative items, and using it for making wreaths is perfect for any season.
How to Make a Moss Wreath & Display Ideas (Video)
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How to Display Moss Wreaths All Year Around
Adding different embellishments can make the wreath ideal for the holidays, as you can choose to add woodland creatures like small owls or a deer to the wreath or even rustic ornaments. If you would need the wreath for Eastern or spring time, just add a small decorative bird nest to it and a few artificial eggs.
For fall season, mini pumpkins or harvest items would be perfect. And of course for the summer months, add some fresh flowers or just leave it plain vibrant green. This Moss Wreath is perfect for hanging on a door or window, but it looks stunning over a mantel or hanging from a bookcase, especially if placed against a wood or white surface. If you choose to hang it on window, be sure it is not only prominently displayed, but also sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the wreath. Experts like Winston Salem roofing know the damage that additional stress on your windows can cause and should be consulted for professional advice.
Moss Wreath Materials:
Foam wreath form or Straw wreath form
Packaged sheet moss (loose moss will do, too, but sheet moss is easier to work with)
Loose moss variety pack (optional for varied colors and textures)
Watch the video on how to make a moss wreath:
You can find the link to the video here.
- Protect your working area with a plastic tablecloth or other protection, since making this wreath can get quite messy due to the moss.
- The idea is to cover the wreath form completely and evenly with the sheet moss, gluing it section by section with hot glue. Use a good amount of glue to secure the moss. Don’t worry about small blank spots, since you can mend them later on using a small piece of moss or embellishments. Use scissors where necessary to trim the moss.
- Add any embellishments or different varieties of moss using floral wire or the hot glue gun to your wreath.
- Use ribbon to hang the wreath. Done!
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It is a quite simple wreath to make, especially if you manage to glue larger patches of moss to the wreath form. Gluing evenly sized patches of moss will result in a more uniformly shaped wreath, while using fluffier moss and uneven patches can result in a somewhat ‘wilder’ look. Make this wreath for any time of the year to add a gorgeous natural decoration to your home.
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What a gorgeous wreath! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.