DIY Faux Moss Ball Garland

30 Minutes
This DIY is a little different. I haven't seen much out there that is similar to this, not in the way of a tutorial anyway. But maybe there is something and I just haven't come across it.
A couple of months ago we celebrated my sons first birthday and I decided to go with a Woodlands theme. I wanted cute woodlands creatures and moss.
I had this random idea to make a garland of balls that looked like they had moss on them. I wanted to create something fake because I wanted to reuse the garland all year round. I'm glad it turned out the way it did because this garland can be used in so many ways and so many occasions. It's a simple craft but be warned it's also a messy project if you're not so patient like me.
You need

smallish styrofoam balls

twine or thin rope (Which is what I used)

faux moss flakes (Not sure what they are called but this is what I call them. I found this product at my local craft store. Head to my blog to get the name and details for it)

Craft glue/ modge podge


Hot Glue

Baking Paper (to cover your work area)
Begin by covering your ball in craft glue. Be generous with your glue. Place in a container full of your moss flakes and roll ball around until completely covered. Repeat on all balls.

Once balls are completely dry, scratch a little of the moss from any part of the balls leaving the styrofoam exposed and add a little hot blue to that spot. Glue on to your rope.

Space out your balls to suit your taste and desired look. I used about 2 metres of rope and wanted my balls spaced out but not too far from each other.

Once you have glued all your balls on your rope you're all done!
I have already used this garland for my sons first birthday, as part of my Fall tablescape, to hang with a rustic wreath over my fireplace mantle and now for my Spring decor! It's so versatile :)
If you like this post you may also like the Large Moss Covered Number I made or you can check out how I used moss at my son's Woodlands Theme First Birthday Party
Maria @ Pastels And Macarons
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Joyce Stesiak-Troyer Joyce Stesiak-Troyer on Mar 28, 2020

    I think I can do something very similar with christmas ornaments in different sizes. The twine can be tied at each ornament ensuring that it will not detach. Thanks for the idea!