DIY a Moss & Roses Cone for mom, a bride, or maybe you

This elegant, Moss & Roses Cone has always been a favorite of mine. The pink tipped roses, natural moss, gossamer ribbon, and floating butterfly are a delightful combination. I can think of so many ways to use this DIY floral arrangement. You can hang it on your front door, of course. Or, give it to mom for Mother’s Day. It would make the most striking bridal bouquet, or it could hang on the church doors, or the back of the bride’s chair at the wedding reception. Here’s how to DIY this simple yet sophisticated Moss & Roses Cone.

Gorgeous! Easy enough to DIY on

Moss & Roses Cone by Diane Flowers.

To make a Moss & Roses Cone, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” x 4” cone
  • Silk roses, 10 stems
  • Silk butterfly
  • Reindeer moss in light and dark green
  • Wired, organza ribbon in ivory, 2-1/2” wide
  • Craft wire in silver, 20-gauge
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; wire cutters; green floral tape; floral pick or wood skewer; floral pins

To make a Moss & Roses Cone:

1. Glue moss to the cone, alternating the light and dark green moss, till the cone is completely covered.

2. Arrange the roses in your hand, creating a pleasing arrangement. Be sure the roses face forward and form an arch that’s slightly higher in the center. Trim the stems, and insert them into the wide end of the foam cone. Fill in any bare spots with leaves.

A beautiful, DIY arrangement for brides, mom, or maybe me!

Can you see the butterfly fluttering in the top right?

3. Loosely wrap a 24″ length of wire around your finger, forming a coil. Do not coil the last 2”, and wrap this tail end around a floral pick. Wrap floral tape around the pick and the wire to hold them together. Glue the butterfly to the coiled end of the wire, and let glue dry. Insert the pick into the cone, positioned so the butterfly is floating above the roses.

4. Center the organza ribbon over the front of the cone and pin in place. Wrap the ribbon on a slight angle around to the back and and then back to the front. Pin the ribbons in back and in front where they overlap. Wrap the ribbons to the back again, and then tie in a bow at the top. Cut a “v” in the ribbon ends. Glue a small piece of moss over the pin at the front.

Beautiful details on the Moss & Roses Cone on

Add a small piece of moss to hide the floral pins.

Diane also made this gorgeous, Love in Bloom Wreath. I don’t know of a mom or a bride who wouldn’t find this wreath special.

Gorgeous! DIY on

Love in Bloom Wreath by Diane Flowers.

Why would you make this Moss & Roses Cone? Would you hang it on your door, gift it to your mom, or even carry it down the aisle?

Happy crafting.


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10 Responses to DIY a Moss & Roses Cone for mom, a bride, or maybe you

  1. Katiria says:

    I would make this this is for everyone if I could. It’s so beautiful it would look great down the aisle and on any door.

  2. Angie says:

    Did I ever mention that I love roses? I really do! My good china is Royal Albert Old Country Roses that I have loved for years and years. I have accents of roses in my living room, dining room, bedroom x 2, kitchen, and one bathroom. Hubby was fearful that I would add them to the garage. LOL! This door decoration is just perfect for my home. I’d made it in the rose colors of pink and yellow and it would look great in my dining room! Thank you for creating something that will warm my heart for a long time!

    • Sharon says:

      Your roses sound beautiful, and how lucky are you to be surrounded by these beautiful bloomers! This Moss & Roses Cone would be a lovely addition to your collection (and maybe make an extra for the garage! 😉 ) Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. annehaun says:

    Lovely idea!!

  4. This is a lovely project to make for several occasions. I have saved it in my special files to make. Thank you for sharing another beautiful idea that can be used as a special gift. Have a fantastic creative day!

  5. WOW! My jaw is on the floor! These are both absolutely stunning! I would make a few of both of them so that I can gift some and keep some to hang on my front door! We are in the process of finally adding a deck off the front door and this would be a perfect way to beautify it even more!!! You always inspire me to make more beautiful things! THANK YOU!

    • Sharon says:

      You made my day, Barb — thank you for your sweet comment. Absolutely hang this on your front door and you can admire it every time you walk out on your new front deck. Sounds like a summer plan! Sharon

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