How do you make a moss wreath? This Beautiful mixed moss wreath is easy to make and much less inexpensive then it’s anthropologie look alike
Isn’t it fun to celebrate Spring with a new wreath for your home? I was perusing the latest Country Living magazine, when I came across a variety of spring wreaths. I loved all the different styles, but of course the “splurge” wreath was what I liked best! Leave it to me to pick the most expensive one; yes, I do have good taste! The good news is that it’s easy to imitate the $150 Anthro wreath. Here’s how to make an Easy DIY Mixed Moss Grapevine Wreath.
Begin by Taking a Closer Look at the Wreath You Want to DIY
There are at least 4 kinds of moss and lichen on this wreath. Each type is seen 4 times on the wreath. Keep this design concept in mind as you are placing the moss.
Easy DIY Mixed Moss Grapevine Wreath
grapevine wreath of desired size (will determine how much moss you need, I used a 30″ HERE)
optional: feathery greens
Purchase and Find the Materials You Need for Your Wreath
The wreath in the picture looked like it may be constucted on a styro or straw form because of it’s exact shape, which you could totally do. I wanted to use a grapevine wreath form I already had, so that’s what you’ll see here. As a result, mine has a little more irregular, organic vibe. My only expense was the different varieties of moss. I bought 4 bags of a mixed type, a large bag of green and a bag of a brighter type of lichen. I knew I had a little bit laying around just in case, too.
Lay Out the Different Types of Moss
Lay out all the different varieties of moss so you can see what you’re working with. Heat up your glue gun.
Look at the Example Picture While You Make
Hot glue the basic green moss at about 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. Glue on small clumps at a time. Have a width of a couple inches of each type. I arranged the moss by color, the greens together and the grays together. Glue the moss around the outside and inside edges, not just on the flat front. You’ll want it to look good from the sides, too.
The finished Mixed Moss Wreath is a wonderful, subtle mixture of textures! I liked how the rustic grapevine could be seen sticking out in different spots, too. Even though the example wreath only had moss and lichen, I decided to add some feathery ferns for an additional texture. I had THIS pretty feathery garland and simply snipped a few pieces of it.
As pretty as the forest floor in Spring!
Lastly, Finish the Wreath with a Hair Dryer
Pro tip! The last step whenever you’re creating something with a hot glue gun is to melt all those pesky strings with a hair dryer. Glue strings are definitely not at home on the forest floor! On a low setting, gently melt those glue strings away without blowing any moss off.
The final result is a wonderfully textured array of woodland springtime! It’s a nice change from flowers, and a look you will not tire of quickly. So different to have moss and lichen as the main character and not just a supporting foundation.
To see this beauty in it’s springtime vignette, see my “Old Window Chalkboard Spring Display“. It really was easy to make, once I had all the packages of moss and lichen. And I only spent about $50, compared to the $150:) It just involved patiently hot gluing little pieces, while I kept referring back to the original picture.
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