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How to Make a Moss Topiary

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How to Make a Moss Topiary

An no, you don't need a green thumb.

Every now and then, I get a little crafty. And when the urge strikes, nothing will stop me. Even though I do not have a green thumb, I love having greenery around the house. I decided to make a moss topiary to satisfy my urge for craftiness and my desire to have some greenery for my living room.

Want to make your own? It is easy!

Here is what you need:

  • A variety of preserved real moss (you can find it at a craft store)
  • Styrofoam glue (I used both spray glue and regular glue)
  • Styrofoam balls (get green ones if you can find them, it makes covering the Styrofoam a little easier)
  • I bought a foam brush for the glue, but I only used it once so you could pass on this.
  • A large plastic bag to do your craft on

How to make a moss topiary:

1. Spread out your plastic bag on a table. This will be messy.

2. Apply glue to small sections of the ball, adding bits and pieces of moss as you go. I started with the spray glue and if I needed a little more sticky, I would dab on the regular glue. On the bigger ones I made, I used mostly the inexpensive type of moss and filled in with the reindeer moss to give it more variety in texture and color, just for fun. On the little ones I used all one kind of moss.

3. Remove leftover supplies from the table, carefully fold up your plastic bag with all the random bits of of moss, and throw away the bag. No mess!

Originally published in  The Inspired Room 

Photo courtesy of The Inspired Room