Moss Tree Topiary DIY

Cathryn Holt
by Cathryn Holt
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Hi Friends! This Spring I am in love with moss. And the stores are filled with all kinds of moss decor. So I just had to do a quick and easy DIY for you. And most of the supplies you will probably already have at home.

Go ahead and recycle those old flower pots.   And paint them if you want to.

Use a sheet of poster board to build a cone.  Be sure to place your cone inside of the flower pot before you staple it.    You will see how easy it is to make the cone when you watch the video. 

Cut the moss pieces lengthwise and secure them with your hot glue gun to the cone.   Place one of the hollowed moss pieces on the top of the topiary and attach the rest of the pieces from the bottom to the top.   

In the video you will see how I attached the smaller pieces of moss to the cone without using my hot glue gun.   You will also see how I cut the moss pieces into a variety of sizes. 

Brush off all of the little white pieces of Styrofoam when you are completely done.

I just love these tall slender topiaries.  The one in the middle is 23" long and the two smaller ones are 15" long - excluding the flower pots. 

Here is the video.  It also includes a bonus DIY - a moss wreath.    Thank you for watching  and I hope you give this DIY a try. 
Suggested materials:
  • Moss Floral Decorations   (Dollar Tree)
  • Knife
  • Hot Glue Gun
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  • Chr17488331 Chr17488331 on Mar 25, 2017
    How many bags of the styrofoam moss do you think you used? I'm hoping to make this within the next week. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Patti Patti on Mar 26, 2017
    I may have missed the pert when you worked with the clay pots did you paint or add to them in the video?

  • Donna Howard Vickery Donna Howard Vickery on Mar 27, 2017
    looks like it would require a lot of moss!!! Four or five little pieces to a bag? What is the cost of the bags of moss individually? Might be cost prohibitive. How did she alter the clay pots to have a scalloped edge?

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