DIY Moss Covered Pots Tutorial

Jennifer Carroll
by Jennifer Carroll
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Now is the perfect time to start working on crafts to get your home ready for Spring! Today I'm sharing a simple DIY Moss Covered Pot tutorial. A pot, a little bit of glue, and some moss are all you need to make this charming craft. They truly are easy-peasy!

Stay tuned for a HomeTalk Facebook LIVE video coming up on March 6th when I'll be making these live!
First, you need some pots. I have a bunch of terracotta pots stored outside and they are getting a nice bit of green sheen on them, a perfect patina to start this project with. You could paint this on with a watered down green paint if you wanted to.
Grab a brush and "paint" on your glue. I just painted it on the spots where I wanted the moss to be. If you want to cover your entire pot, I recommend working in patches because glue like ModPodge will begin to lose its stickiness pretty quickly. Press the moss "dust" or "crumbs" onto glue immediately and allow to dry.
And there you have a rustic and adorable moss covered pot craft!! It's a great way to use up some of that frustrated gardening energy during these winter months!
I "mossed" just the rim on a couple of pots because I liked to see them stacked.

Thanks for "mossing" with me! :-)
Suggested materials:
  • Terracotta pots   (Craft store)
  • Moss   (Craft Store)
Jennifer Carroll
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Susan Shea Susan Shea on Apr 03, 2017
    How does it stand up to rain etc?

  • Laurel Laurel on Jun 11, 2017
    Do you use live moss? store-bought moss? or either?

  • Katrina Hughes Katrina Hughes on May 16, 2018

    Live moss? Where do you find this? Also, is this for use outdoors?

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  • LaFawne LaFawne on Mar 07, 2017
    Personally, I have never met anything with moss that I did not love......
    Moss Rules! Love your little pots, great job.

  • LaFawne LaFawne on Mar 07, 2017
    Also, I reread this post three times looking for the word "corner".
    Finally realized it was in the title-LOL! Hopefully, the posters were just joshing with you- It is hard to determine intent when you are only seeing words, not hearing them. For the most part, HomeTalkers are a friendly bunch-few uglies here and there but that is just life. Again, great job and craft on, sister :)