Moss Rock & Pumpkin Fall Wreath is like a walk in the woods

Jen from Tatertots & Jello shared her fall wreath tutorial yesterday, and today it’s my turn. A while ago, I purchased quite a few bags of moss rocks from a local dollar store, and I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with them. Well, they make me think of a cool walk in the woods, which makes me think of fall, and that’s how my Moss Rock & Pumpkin Fall Wreath came to be.

How to make a fall wreath using moss rocks and pumpkins and Styrofoam

Moss Rock & Pumpkin Wreath.

It took quite a few bags of moss rocks to make the wreath, but since they’re only $1.00 a bag, you can make this wreath for less than $20. I want to use this wreath again in the spring, so I pinned on the leaves and picked on the pumpkin, and they’ll be easy to remove.

supplies needed to make a dollar store moss rock wreath for fall

You’ll need 55 – 60 moss rocks, and a few bits of floral moss, too.

To make a Moss Rock & Pumpkin Fall Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Moss green acrylic craft paint (I used Apple Barrel)
  • Moss rocks, 55 – 60 (approximately)
  • Floral moss, one bag
  • A few silk leaves
  • Faux pumpkin
  • Twine, about 12”
  • Wood skewer
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Paintbrush; straight pins

To make a Moss Rock & Pumpkin Fall Wreath:

1. Paint the wreath green and let dry.

safely paint Styrofoam with Apple Barrel paints

Apple Barrel Paints from Plaid provide excellent coverage on STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

2. Arrange the rocks on the wreath (don’t glue them on yet). Carefully remove the rocks, and rearrange them on your work surface in roughly the same order that you intend to glue them onto the wreath.

3. Once you know how you would like to arrange the moss rocks, begin gluing them around the outside and inside edges of the wreath first. Then, glue the rocks onto the front of the wreath.

make a moss rock wreath using dollar store moss rocks

Arrange your rocks first, before gluing them on. Once you know how you will arrange them, glue the rocks to the inside and outside edges first. Then, glue the rocks onto the front of the wreath.

4. Tuck several silk leaves in and around the moss rocks. Pin in place.

5. Fill in any holes with small bits of moss.

how to make a fall wreath with styrofoam and dollar store moss rocks

Pin on silk leaves and tuck bits of moss into any gaps between the rocks.

6. Break your wood skewer into two, 3” lengths. Insert and glue the skewer pieces into the bottom of the pumpkin. Insert the other end of the wood picks into the wreath.

7. Hang with twine.

Enjoy! And please be sure to visit the Amazing Wreaths Pinterest board for more inspiration.

Happy crafting!


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19 Responses to Moss Rock & Pumpkin Fall Wreath is like a walk in the woods

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  3. I’m hosting an It’s Fall Y’all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you so much for the invitation, Jamie. I just added several projects to your linky party. (And checked out a few your yummy looking recipes, too.) Sharon

  4. I love it Sharon! There’s something so sweet and enchanting about moss. I’m pinning this one.

    ❤ Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  5. What a great use of the moss rocks – great wreath!
    I would love if you would post it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative projects!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

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  7. jannu76 says:

    This is so creative!? “Like a walk in the woods…” I LOVE that! I’m including this in a Gimme Five for Friday post on Fall Wreath ideas. Can’t wait to share this with my readers : ) Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. wilma says:

    Good thing you added instruction ” dont glue it yet”.. if not, I would have glued the front first and then the side and it would not look right ! I have foam, I have paint, I now go get moss rock !

  9. cathye6 says:

    I have got to try this. Fall is my favorite time of year because of all the natural colors. This is going on my front door.

    • Sharon says:

      Aww, thanks. I think you’ll find it’s an easy wreath, and of course, how great is it that the rocks are available so inexpensively. Be sure to share a photo of your wreath on the StyroCrafts Facebook page. Sharon

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