Moss Wreath DIY

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A DIY moss wreath is simple & easy to make with only a few supplies. It’s a beautiful addition to spring decor with it’s green hues, natural elements, and chunky textures.

DIY moss wreath hanging on hooks in cottage farmhouse kitchen.

As I was scrolling the internet recently on a hunt to find a new spring wreath for our home, I stumbled upon this mixed moss wreath from Anthropologie. I feel in love with it. It looked so beautiful with it’s chunky textures & assortment of mosses. However, what I didn’t love…the price tag. $150 for a moss wreath?! Nope that is not in the budget!

You may remember this Anthropologie dupe wreath I made at Christmas, if not you can check it out here. That wreath was almost $200 and I was able to DIY that wreath for $30. So, that gave me the confidence that I could easily duplicate this Anthro moss wreath for a fraction of what it would cost me to buy it online.

A DIY moss wreath that is organic & beautiful in spring decor.

Now my DIY moss wreath may not look exactly like the one I found online, but it’s certainly close! And the fact that I made it myself, makes it all the more special. So, don’t spend a fortune on a moss wreath, let me show you how to make your own and you’ll love it even more than those store bought ones!

A homemade wreath in our cottage farmhouse entryway.

Spring Wreath Blog Hop

Today, I’m joining 8 blogging friends to bring you spring wreath ideas! There are so many beautiful wreaths in this blog hop, continue reading to the end of the blog post for links to all the spring wreath blog posts.

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DIY Moss Wreath

Before I begin to show you how to make this moss wreath at home, I should warn you. This project is messy, very messy. However, it’s a fun messy project!

I had the best time ignoring the mess I was making, and enjoying the creative process. Find a space you don’t mind getting a little dirty (I used our kitchen island) and have fun using organic materials to create a beautiful spring wreath.

Let’s get started!

Spring decor in cottage farmhouse kitchen with flowers & moss.

Supplies to Make a DIY Moss Wreath

Moss can be a little pricey. I had all the moss I needed in a bin in storage so this project only cost me about $6 for the straw wreath base. If you don’t have moss tucked away in a storage bin, Amazon & Michael’s are my go to suppliers for moss. I can find what I need and the prices are fairly inexpensive.

Pro Tip: I never pay full price at Michael’s. I always find coupons either in store or online for 20-40% off my full price purchase. Always keep an eye for coupons! If you can’t find any, ask the clerk at the register and almost every single time they will scan a discount coupon for you.

To make this project even more budget friendly, you can forage for moss if you have some growing near you.

The moss you will need for a DIY wreath for spring.
You will need an assortment of mosses including reindeer & forest moss.
Straw wreath base for a spring wreath with moss.
A basic straw wreath is the ideal base for a moss wreath.

How to Make a Moss Wreath

Step 1

Clear a large area like a kitchen counter or island to place your wreath & moss on to create your DIY moss wreath.

Place the different mosses in piles so that you can easily grab them when making the wreath.

A straw wreath is the perfect medium for a DIY moss wreath.
The curved side of the straw wreath should be the front of the wreath where you glue on the moss.

Step 2

Place the straw wreath curved side up on the counter (the flat side of the wreath is the backside so it sits flush against the wall or door).

Add hot glue to the back of the moss to adhere it to the wreath.
Place the hot glue on the moss. It will adhere better to the wreath this way.

Select any one of the mosses and begin gluing it to the straw wreath. I found that adding the glue to the backside of the moss was the best way to attach it to the wreath. Moss easily breaks into small chunks, making it very easy to work with and adhere to the wreath.

Moss attached to a straw wreath for spring decor.
Piece the moss pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Add the moss in about 4″ sections to the wreath. Adding the moss to the wreath will resemble a jigsaw puzzle. You will want to piece the chunks of moss together just like a puzzle.

The process of adding moss to a wreath to make a moss wreath diy.
Create about 4″ sections of moss, alternating moss varieties & colors.

Make sure to cover the front & sides of the wreath base so no straw is showing. You do not need to add moss to the back of the wreath.

Step 3

Continue adding moss around the wreath in 4″ sections. I alternated forest moss & reindeer moss, and alternated the colors of the different mosses as well.

Creating a DIY wreath with organic materials for spring decor.
Adding the moss to the wreath makes a mess! Make sure to have a vacuum on hand for easy cleanup.

Now, you may need to vacuum your counter & floors a couple of times while adding the moss to the wreath. The moss will lose pieces along with dirt, so the counter can get very dirty.

Adding moss to a straw wreath base for a spring wreath.
Here you can see the different varieties of moss and the varying colors.

Add moss to the entire wreath until the straw wreath is no longer visible.

Step 4

Once the straw wreath is covered with moss, your moss wreath is complete!

Spring wreath for a cottage farmhouse home.
Hang your DIY moss wreath from a hook, on a wall or mantle, or on a door.

Hang it from a hook, on a wall or mantle, or from a door for beautiful, organic spring decor.

Moss Wreath DIY Tips & Tricks

  • Your moss wreath will shed (not nearly as much as when you were making it) so you can seal it to prevent further shedding. I did not do this step but you could use an acrylic sealing spray, a fabric stiffening spray, or hairspray would work too.
  • Clear a large, flat work space to make this wreath. Give yourself plenty of room to spread out the moss and a space you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Keep a vacuum on hand for this wreath project. Moss can be messy and a quick vacuum between moss sections will help to keep your space clean.
  • Alternate the different moss varieties & colors to create a wreath that is chunky and visually appealing.
  • Add a bow or other embellishments for more character & whimsy.
DIY moss wreath hanging on hooks in cottage farmhouse kitchen.

Where can I hang my moss wreath?

This moss wreath would look beautiful hung on a door, hook, or mantle. Our moss wreath is hung on hooks at our side entrance. I love the green colors and freshness it adds to this area of our home for spring.

I do not recommend hanging this wreath outdoors. In the elements, this wreath may come apart or mold since it’s made with all organic materials.

Keep this wreath inside and it will last for years!

DIY moss wreath that is easy to make with only a few supplies.

More Spring Ideas

For more seasonal inspiration, DIY’s, and recipes for spring click here.

Don’t forget to check out all the spring wreath ideas at the end of the post!

Basket of eggs in a cottage farmhouse kitchen for spring.

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Spring wreath for a cottage farmhouse home.
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Moss Wreath DIY

A do it yourself moss wreath is simple & easy to make with only a few supplies. It's a beautiful addition to spring decor with it's green hues, natural elements, and chunky textures.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Basil Reindeer Moss
  • 1 package Chartreuse Reindeer Moss
  • 2 packages Forest Moss
  • 2 packages Moss Variety Pack
  • 2 packages Natural Dried Forest Moss
  • 1 18" Straw Wreath
  • Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue
  • Vacuum A must for this project!

Instructions

  • Clear a large area like a kitchen counter or island to place your wreath & moss on to create your DIY moss wreath.
  • Place the different mosses in piles so that you can easily grab them when making the wreath.
  • Place the straw wreath curved side up on the counter (the flat side of the wreath is the backside so it sits flush against the wall or door).
  • Select any one of the mosses and begin gluing it to the straw wreath. I found that adding the glue to the backside of the moss was the best way to attach it to the wreath. Moss easily breaks into small chunks, making it very easy to work with and glue to the wreath.
  • Add the moss in about 4" sections to the wreath. Adding the moss to the wreath will resemble a jigsaw puzzle. You will want to piece the chunks of moss together just like a puzzle.
  • Make sure to cover the front & sides of the wreath base so no straw is showing. You do not need to add moss to the back of the wreath.
  • Continue adding moss around the wreath in 4" sections. I alternated forest moss & reindeer moss, and alternated the colors of the different mosses as well.
  • Now, you may need to vacuum your counter & floors a couple of times while adding the moss to the wreath. The moss will lose pieces along with dirt, so the counter can get very dirty.
  • Add moss to the entire wreath until the straw wreath is no longer visible.
  • Once the straw wreath is covered with moss, your moss wreath is complete!
  • Hang it from a hook, on a wall, or from a door for beautiful, organic spring decor.

Notes

  • Your moss wreath will shed (not nearly as much as when you were making it) so you can seal it to prevent further shedding. I did not do this step but you could use an acrylic sealing spray, a fabric stiffening spray, or hairspray would work too.
  • Clear a large, flat work space to make this wreath. You will have plenty of room to spread out the moss and will have a space you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Keep a vacuum on hand for this wreath project. Moss can be messy and a quick vacuum between moss sections will help to keep your space clean.
  • Alternate the different moss varieties & colors to create a wreath that is chunky and visually appealing.
  • Add a bow or other embellishments for more character & whimsy.
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14 Comments

  1. This turned out beautiful! I made a moss wreath a few years ago but I love you mixed the colors so beautifully.

  2. I love your earthy moss wreath! Perfect for any season, really….but it looks so beautiful in your home in spring. Pinned to remind myself to make one!

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