The EASIEST DIY Moss Balls

Confounded by trying to wrap a square sheet of moss around a round object? Me too! These moss balls are a great DIY craft idea for your Spring and Summer home decor.

I am so tickled with these little moss balls…and yes, it’s entirely possible that I have a moss problem.

I just can’t seem to get enough of the spring-y green plant that thrives in the most uninhabitable spots.Scotch Moss in Milk Glass Urns

I was all ” I ❤ Scotch Moss” earlier this spring, but it seems that while it can grow just about anywhere it wasn’t particularly happy on my dining room table. It MAY have had something to do with the fact that our newest family member, Quinn the kitten (who really only knows her nickname…”Peep”), also has a moss problem. While I was happy just adoring the moss from afar, Peep felt the need to pull it out of the dirt and scatter it across my dining room table. Surprisingly, it eventually just kicked the bucket.

While I felt sorry for the moss, my more pressing concern was what to fill my Grandma’s milk glass urns with? I still have all the feels for moss, but kinda knew that circumstances (read ‘Peep the Kitten’) required me to do something other than another live moss plant.

I liked the whole moss ball thing, but didn’t see any when I popped out on a ‘fill the milk glass urns’ foray. So…I decided to make my own…I know…’shock face’ 😱Confounded by trying to wrap a square sheet of moss around a round object? Me too! These moss balls are a great DIY craft idea for your Spring and Summer home decor.

HOWEVER…I really wasn’t digging the idea of trying to cover a round object (ball) with a square sheet of moss…what I really wanted was a ‘moss spray’ to spray a foam ball. Since that wasn’t happening, I noodled what I think is the next best thing…pureed moss!

Say What? Yup…I put sheet moss in my food processor and pureed it.  Let me just say that I love my food processor…not only do I use it for food, but I’ve crushed eggshells for my garden in my processor and now I’ve pureed moss in my food processor.  

For those of you who are squeemish about pureeing food after I’ve pureed moss…clearly I ran it through the dishwasher before I put food in it.

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My local Michael’s store had everything I needed to make these moss balls (6″ green styrofoam ball and sheet moss), I already had a can of spray adhesive at home.

It really didn’t take much moss puree to cover the 6″ ball…just 2 ‘clumps’…I know that’s not real measurable, but just add it in small amounts until you have enough to cover your ball.

After I pureed the moss, I set it aside and sprayed my foam ball with spray adhesive. I put the ball on a skewer and went OUTSIDE to spray the adhesive…you really don’t want to do that indoors. 

Then I dumped the moss in a plastic grocery bag (you want something you can toss in the trash after you are done) and rolled the adhesive-covered ball through the moss. 

If you have some bare spots, hit those spots again with your spray adhesive and roll them again.

This video will walk you through the process…with some jaunty music to boot!

The fern I planted earlier this Spring is really doing well, so these little moss balls in their urns just really complement it. I’m optimistic that my table decor will last several months longer.Confounded by trying to wrap a square sheet of moss around a round object? Me too! These moss balls are a great DIY craft idea for your Spring and Summer home decor.

And even thought we’re still working on Peep’s table manners (read…’get off the table’), I don’t think she can do much damage to these moss balls in the interim…not to say she won’t try.Confounded by trying to wrap a square sheet of moss around a round object? Me too! These moss balls are a great DIY craft idea for your Spring and Summer home decor.

I know moss balls aren’t a new thing, but I was quite tickled that I was able to make them so easily when I couldn’t find what I needed in my local stores.Confounded by trying to wrap a square sheet of moss around a round object? Me too! These moss balls are a great DIY craft idea for your Spring and Summer home decor.

Tuck this idea away for your future reference.Confounded by trying to wrap a square sheet of moss around a round object? Me too! These moss balls are a great DIY craft idea for your Spring and Summer home decor.

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    Carrie
    May 10, 2017

    Moss in a food processor! That’s so creative! I too am a sucker for the added accents of green in my home. Yours is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your tips!

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      lynn
      May 12, 2017

      Hey Carrie…just can’t beat that lovely green!

      Thanks for swinging by.

      Hugs, Lynn

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    Maureen Ernst
    May 12, 2017

    Your moss balls reminded me of a project I did for my youngest son’s grade school many years ago. We made Christmas trees from Ponderosa pine cones stuck in a salt-dough base. After the cone & base were dried (on top of our wood stove), moss was tucked in between the cone bracts. All materials came from our property in western Montana.

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      lynn
      May 12, 2017

      What a great memory…I’m sure they were lovely. And how lucky for you to have that resource. Still haven’t made it to Montana…but it’s on the list.

      Have a great weekend.

      Lynn

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    Nicki Parrish
    May 13, 2017

    I absolutely love these Lynn, and the idea is genius! Your table is so fresh and cheerful. a lovely spot to dine, just make sure fresh moss puree isn’t on the menu! haha

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      lynn
      May 14, 2017

      Hee Hee…no moss on the menu…I think!

      I am still loving that table…bringing the lovely green of spring indoors.

      Thanks for visiting my friend.

      Hugs

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    Sherry
    May 13, 2017

    Lynn, this idea was so clever. I would have never thought to purée the moss. I really love the video and it does look easy to make. The kitty is adorable!!

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      lynn
      May 14, 2017

      Thanks my friend…I was pretty pleased with how they turned out.

      Thanks for coming by.

      Lynn

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