DIY Moss Topiaries

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I have been on a quest since January to bring spring into our home. I am one that always enjoys the feeling of warmth and life in my home decor. My  favorite thing is bringing nature into our home. That’s why I have dogs. I kid, I kid! But seriously though, incorporating the rustic beauty of nature into our home has always been one of my favorite things to do while decorating & decorating for spring & Easter has only just begun in the LMB household starting with these DIY Moss topiaries…

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These topiaries were pretty simple to make. I got all of the items to make these at Hobby Lobby. If you haven’t yet, download their app for your smart phone & they have coupons right on the app for you to use. I got most of my items for %40 percent off.

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1. They have the pre-made topiary forms right in the craft section. Or you can choose to make your own by purchasing styrofoam balls & wooden dowels.

2/3. I bought the sheet moss. All you have to do is cut it out in pieces with scissors. It’s still messy like the loose moss, but makes your life a whole lot easier. I cut random size pieces out in squares to lay around the spheres. & also pieces for the base after I placed the topiaries into the pots. One packet was enough for two topiaries & I had a lot leftover.

4. As I cut random pieces out I began using my hot glue gun to adhere the pieces to the topiary form. I wanted the topiaries to look natural and imperfect just like moss would be in nature. I had no method to my madness & I burned my fingers a few times, but I came out with a couple of rustic looking moss topiaries that I am very happy with.

5. After I had the topiaries made I decided I wanted to stain the wood dowels a darker color. I used leftover stain from out DIY TV console {here}. I applied the Minwax Special Walnut stain with a sponge brush. You could do this step before you applied the moss, but for me it was an after thought & it was easy to apply after.

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The pots that the topiaries are in are terra-cotta clay pots that are painted gray with Annie Sloan Paris Gray. You could paint your pots any color of your choice, stencil them, or distress them. The possibilities are endless. I chose to keep the pots very simple.

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Have you been springing into your house? What do you think of my DIY moss topiaries? Me personally, I can’t stop staring at them. They are a wonderful addition to our living room {which I can’t wait to show you more of soon!} & it’s the start of me bringing spring & summer into our home! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend & I would love to hear from you in the comments below, {here} on the facebook page, {here} on Instagram or Tweet me {here}. Talk to you soon!


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