Friday, July 9, 2010

Moss Craft Project


I have seen some blogs with topiary style containers using moss. I got a wild hair and did a little research about using real moss since we have more than we want on our property. I also didn't have any faux moss and didn't want to spend any $$$$$!

I started with this ugly, dirty, greenish gold container. I can't remember now what I paid for it at the thrift store but I am thinking it was probably $1.


I gave it a quick spray of white paint and some brown glazing. Looks better...


I then found a half ball of Styrofoam that had little kid finger imprints on it at Wal-Mart clearance aisle for .75!


I attached a spread of moss that I pulled from the yard and wrapped it around the foam ball. Rather simple looking but I really like that about it!!


I read that it may just need a misting of water occasionally. We'll see how it works for now! So for about $1.75 and a little left over spray paint, I have this simple look. Now just need to figure out where I want to put it!!

I am linking up to debbiedoos garage salen party for this weekend! Everyone finds some really great things so make sure to stop by and visit!

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15 comments:

Debbie said...

Well I think it is fantastic! WHo would think you could use real moss? I would have never thought of that! Awesome job Bonnie! Have a great weekend! and thanks for joining in. Debbie

miss corner cape said...

this looks great! isn't it amazing what a little paint can do? i love this new way of thinking. and i love that you used a real plant from your garden!

Kris said...

I love this. Hey, I thought I had your blog on my blog roll, but I guess I didn't save it. I have it now.
Have a great weekend.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a cute idea! I love moss and am always looking for new ideas on how to use it. Great project!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a great project and it looks fantastic!!

Debbie

Vintagesouthernlife said...

How clever! It turned out great.
I would be lost without my spray paint and my glue gun!
Annette

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it, what a great deal, we don't mind little finger prints, for the right price!!

Carol

Jennifer said...

It looks great!!! Love the price too sista!

Keep on Junkin'!
Jennifer

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

LOVE your moss project! It turned out so great - so elegant!

Thank you SO much for stopping by and your sweet comments!! :)

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Bonnie,

I love the real moss...you are so creative! I hope you are having a great weekend.

Susan said...

I love the urn better white! You can see the floral detail much better.

Linda said...

Hi Bonnie~ this looks fabulous! You did a wonderful job on the container, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments!

Melissa Miller said...

You have given me the best idea! I love this pretty moss vase Bonnie. Gorgeous! :)

Kim said...

I love all of the details in the urn--nice job. That's funny about the styrofoam too :).

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

That is so cute! Love it!

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