How to make Moss Balls, and 12 more moss crafts

This week’s April showers put me in a frame of mind to share crafts and home décor accents made with moss. I love a cool, green, lush carpet of moss, which is probably why I also love moss crafts. They’re so soothing! I’ll start with a super-easy tutorial to make Moss Balls, and then I’ve linked up 12 more craft and home décor accents made with moss. (And holy smokes, I’m “Pinner of the Week” – I’ll tell you more ‘bout that in a minute!)Beautiful collection of moss-inspired crafts and home accents. Gorgeous for springtime!

DIY Moss Balls

These Moss Balls are super easy to make. Tutorial on

Moss Balls by Diane Flowers.

To make Moss Balls, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: one 6” and two 5” balls
  • Green sheet moss, two large bags
  • Spray adhesive (be sure the label says it’s safe for foam)
  • Optional: Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Old newspaper; rubber gloves

To make Moss Balls:

1. Cover your work surface with old newspapers, and work outside, if possible. Put on gloves.

2. Spray a ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam and the back of one moss sheet with adhesive. Wrap moss around ball, holding it flat against surface until secure. Apply more adhesive as needed. Optional: If you prefer, you can also attach the moss with low-temp glue.

Love these natural accents. From

Moss Balls are super-easy to make.

And that’s it. If you also love the look of moss, here are 12 more moss-inspired crafts and home décor accents.

Mossy Wall Art

Very cool wall art, made with moss sheets wrapped around squares of Styrofoam brand foam.

Mossy Wall Art adds a little zen — and a little zing, to your day.

Woodland Moss & Bird’s Nest Wall Art

This wall art has a beautiful, natural and organic feel. Hang it on your door or even a wall inside this spring.

Moss and Bird’s Nest Wall Art by Diane Flowers.

Moss Rock Wreath

Pretty wreath made with (dollar store) moss rocks. Not hard to do.

I made a Fall version of this wreath, too. Super-easy!

Moss Monogram

Here's a Pottery Barn knock off, and you really can DIY this Moss Monogram for a whole lot less. Tutorial on

Moss Monogram by Diane Flowers.

Blooming Moss Balls

I love these Blooming Moss Balls even more than the plain ones. Nice with the silver cord, too.

Blooming Moss Balls by Kathleen George.

Ribbons & Roses Moss Eggs

These are sweet moss eggs with ribbons and dried roses.

Moss & Ribbon Eggs by Kathleen George.

Elegant Moss Topiary Cones

Love the mix of the rustic, natural moss with the silver beads and sequins. Elegant yet organic. Tutorial on

Elegant Moss Topiary Cones by Diane Flowers.

Floral “Surprise Package” Candleholders

Save this one for the DIY wedding file.

Floral “Surprise Package” Candleholders by Diane Flowers.

Moss Candleholders

Love these moss accents & easy to make, too.

Moss Candle Holders by Diane Flowers.

Moss & Hydrangea Cube

A pretty DIY for spring -- a Moss & Hydrangea arrangement.

Moss & Hydrangea Cube by Diane Flowers.

Elegant Garden Topiaries

Another one for the DIY Wedding Board. These Moss Topiaries are really pretty!

Elegant Garden Topiaries by Diane Flowers.

Romantic Floral Cone

Another pretty idea for the DIY Wedding Board. Easy enough to make multiples of, too.

Romantic Floral Cone by Diane Flowers.

If you’d like to get a head start on making a few Moss Balls, don’t miss the giveaway for one dozen, 4” balls of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Today is the last day to enter.

And what’s this about Pinner of the Week? I’ve been linking up over at the weekly party on Pin-n-Tell, and this week, Jen and Dawn selected ME to be the featured Pinner of the Week! Wow! I hope you’ll go visit Jen and Dawn over at Pin-n-Tell, and maybe link up some of your crafts, too. And then click on over and check out my boards on Pinterest. Thank you!

Happy crafting!


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7 Responses to How to make Moss Balls, and 12 more moss crafts

  1. Sar Tann says:

    Everything is gorgeous! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Woodland Moss & Bird’s Nest Wall Art and the moss egg. Thank you for these beautiful nature inspired projects, They are just wonderful. 🙂

  2. CraftyB says:

    Bringing a little bit of the outside in. Love these mossy crafts!!

  3. Angie Dyer says:

    Very creative! I have never tried making moss balls. You have taken them to the next level with all the ideas!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Angie. I hope you’ll try this one — super easy, and you can display these Moss Balls for a very long time. Happy crafting! Sharon

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