How To Make A Moss Covered Wreath

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My moss covered wreath creates a big impact in my decor and is easy to make. Let me show you how!How To Make A Moss Covered Wreath || Worthing Court graphic.

One of the things that I love about spring is the return of lushness to the carpet of moss that we have on one end of our home.  In spite of our struggle to get grass to grow in the rest of our yard, this is one place where I don’t want any!  I love to take off my shoes and walk around there.  That shady spot with its soft, cool blanket of moss is exactly what I was thinking of when I made this wreath to go above my spring fireplace mantel.

A fresh and easy farmhouse style spring fireplace with neutral tones and the moss covered wreath on the fireplace and the mantel.

My friends, making this pretty wreath is sooo easy! It’s a little messy to construct, so keep that in mind when choosing your crafting location. Let me show you how I did it.

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1 – 18″ straw wreath form

3 packages – peel and stick sheet moss

1 roll  – jute twine

1 – 4″ birds nest with eggs

green floral wire

spray sealer (optional)

STEP 1:

Cut the sheet moss into strips roughly 3″ wide.  Do not remove the paper backing.

TIP: Cut the moss with the paper side up to keep from gumming up your scissors.

The wreath form and the moss laid out for the tutorial.

STEP 2:

Begin wrapping the moss strips around the wreath form.  Don’t remove the plastic!  Apply the moss directly to it.

TIP: Remove the paper backing from the moss as you go, not all at once.

Wrapping the moss around the wreath form.

STEP 3:

Continue cutting strips of moss and wrapping them around the wreath until it is completely covered with moss.

The wreath half covered with the moss.

Any spots that aren’t completely covered can be patched with small pieces of moss cuttings.

Making sure all the spots are covered with the moss.

TIP: You may wind up with gaps or raised up areas of moss on your wreath.  Simply press them down and they will disappear!

STEP 4:

Wrap twine around the moss covered wreath in one direction.  I started with a long tail of twine (that is what my wreath will hang from) and tied a loop around the wreath.  I just eyeballed the spacing as I went.

Wrapping twine around the moss covered wreath.

Tie a second loop, leaving another long tail, and wrap the twine around the wreath in the opposite direction.  This will give a crisscross affect when completed.

Tying the twine on the wreath.

STEP 5:

Run a piece of floral wire, that is long enough to wrap around the wreath, through the straw on the bottom of the bird’s nest.  Position the bird’s nest in your desired locationand attach it to the wreath with the wire.

Wrapping floral wire around the wreath.

STEP 6:

You can see that I chose to wrap a few additional strands of twine diagonally around my moss covered wreath.  I chose to add the twine because I wanted to give the wreath more presence based on where I planned to hang it.  You can skip this part if you don’t care for the look.

TIP: Spray the entire wreath, front and back with a good coat of spray sealer to help prevent shedding.

The little birds nest at the bottom of the wreath.

Enjoy your moss wreath – it will be the perfect addition to your spring decor and will last for many years to come!

The wreath hanging up in the living room.

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  1. So darn cute!!!!! I especially appreciate your tip about cutting the sticky-back moss! I cut a lot of sticky-back velcro for boat projects, and am always fussing about “gunking-up” my scissors!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

    1. I love the light airiness of your rooms. I harvest moss from my yard every year and this is a wonderful way for me to use it. The twine makes the difference and helps secure the real moss.

  2. The moss wreath is adorable! I may just have to make myself one!!! Too cute ?

  3. I love this look! Thanks for a great idea!

  4. Sandra Stankowski says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on this lovely moss wreath! I appreciate your sharing where the materials needed for this project can be found.

  5. Thanks for the tutorial. I will have to look for this moss in my craft store. I didn’t realize that you used a straw wreath either. I am hoping ,one looks as good as yours.

  6. I am going to make one of these, so cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Carol Elkins says:

    Great wreath & easy to make too! Who knew there was such a thing as peel & stick sheet moss?!

  8. Anne Marie says:

    Love your wreath.

  9. Dianne Lanier says:

    So simple and inexpensive. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thank you! GREAT tutorial!

  11. I had no idea you could purchase peel and stick moss. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. A. French says:

    I love the moss wrapped wreath look. I made one years ago, adding other faux branches. It must have looked inviting , as a small bird made her nest in it!
    A.

  13. What a beautifully simple wreath, I LOVE it! Thank you for the tutorial.

  14. Linda Owens says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on the wreath. I love it!
    Linda O.

  15. Mary Beth says:

    I love this! definitely going to try it! Keep the great ideas coming!

  16. That wreath is really nice. I had not idea that you could purchase packages of sheet moss to use when decorating.

  17. I had no idea there even was such a thing as sticky-back moss–thanks for the info–the wreath is lovely

  18. This wreath is perfect! Just what I was envisioning in my head but wasn’t sure how to make it happen…

  19. I don’t usually like to fuss with making wreaths, but this looks so easy I’m going to try it!

  20. So cute! In Step Two, you said not to remove the plastic. Do you mean from the straw wreath itself? (I couldn’t really tell from the photos.) This sounds like it would help to contain the mess, perhaps? Thanks for the idea. I never knew there was such a thing as peel and stick moss!

    1. Hi Marilyn. Oh yes – I meant don’t remove the plastic from the wreath. It would be a ginormous mess!

  21. I love how these look. I think I am going to make two for my front doors. So fresh and springy.

  22. This is a great craft- thank you for the directions!

  23. I wonder if this sticky moss will adhere to those green styrofoam wreath forms. Thanks for the tip about sealing the moss.

    1. I think that it probably would, Leslie. It’s pretty sticky stuff. If you give it a try, I’d love to hear how it worked. 😀

  24. Your wreath is so pretty and your mantle it to die for! Gorgeous! Pinned & Sharing on Fb. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!
    Kim

  25. Very pretty wreath Suzy! I used moss on mine for this year too and it was so much fun to make. Thanks for sharing your project with us at the Family Joy Blog Link Party this week!

  26. Such a pretty wreath! Thank you so much for sharing!

  27. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Enjoy your week ahead.

  28. Love your DIY moss covered wreath. Pinned & sharing. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight @DearCreatives

  29. Love the look of moss! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  30. Jacy Cole says:

    Love your mantle area! I think I will make a moss covered wreath. Thank you for the inspiration!! Your home is lovely!!

  31. kimberley says:

    Your Mantle is so beautiful; love everything about it!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration to try my hand at the moss wreath!!!
    blessings!!

  32. This wreath is so cute ~ love the simplicity of it! Great tips for working with the materials too! Thanks…

    1. Whoops! Forgot to ask – where did you get the great wrought iron ‘stand’ for the vases on the mantle? Love it!

      1. Hi Leslie. I picked that thing up at a thrift store a while back. I have no clue what it’s original use was, but I knew what I could do with it as soon as I saw it! 😀

    1. I just use whatever brand of clear sealer that I happen to have on hand. 😀 I think that the sealer you’re looking at will work just fine!

  33. Barbara Whitaker says:

    I love this wreath…thanks for providing details

  34. Thank you for sharing this moss wreath! Love it!