These past few days I have been locked up in my studio, knee deep in glitter, glue and wrapping paper. And I have loved every minute of it.
I can’t show you yet what I have been up to, because I have been busy preparing for our St. Nicolaas fest. Next Saturday we will celebrate his birthday by exchanging presents (and a couple surprises) and since some of my family members might read this before Saturday I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
How to make Moss decorations
When you buy fresh moss at the garden center it usually comes in crates and there are several layers of moss stacked in the crate.
Carefully remove the moss and try to leave the pieces in tact as much as possible.
Prepare your wreaths and ball forms. I always use straw wreaths for a project like this because they already have a bit of volume and they hold up beautifully.
For the moss balls you could use styrofoam balls if you have them. I didn’t, so I shaped some balls from wrinkled up plastic bags covered in aluminum foil.
Wrap the wreath form and your ball form tightly with the moss sheets. I use florists wire to adhere the moss to the wreath. Fill up gaps with floral U pins. These pins are also perfect for adhering the moss to your homemade or styrofoam balls.
Thats it. Your basic moss decorations are ready. Now you can decorate them with berries, pinecones, acorns or anything the suits your fancy.
I bought myself I whole crate of moss at the garden center and started to make two wreaths and some moss balls.
While I was at the garden store some nice winter plants with red berries sort of stuck to my hands too….
Funny how these things always happen
I filled some old fruit crates with the red berries plants. Looks good, right!?
Just a little corner on our terrace in winter. Took me less then 30 minutes to pull it all together. I love these easy and inexpensive moss decorations.
Got any winter decorating going on at your place?