Spring DIY: moss balls

I am loving the warmer weather my region has experienced lately, but it’s making me want to decorate for spring. Big time! I’m trying to hold off a bit longer, but that hasn’t stopped me from a few spring DIYs.

I really like including a natural element in each of our rooms, and I love the look of these moss balls.


At $5 a pop, these are among the cheapest I’ve seen. That price is still more than I want to pay, so I did what any self-respecting DIY mom would do. I went to the store, bought a bag of preserved Spanish moss, some glue, and some styrofoam balls.


I already had the Mod Podge, the bag of moss was $4 and the styrofoam balls were less than $2. When I got started, I learned that the Mod Podge didn’t stick well and I had to start over with hot glue and a glue gun.

 I put the moss into a gallon bag to help curb the mess. I tore the moss apart a bit so I could work with it easier.


I put hot glue on the styro ball, tore off a piece of Spanish moss, bunched it up and stuck it to the melted glue. By careful not to burn your hands, like I did (many times). I’m pretty sure I blistered my fingers. Keep repeating this step until the balls are covered.


I rolled these loosely. I didn’t like them as much when the moss was wrapped more tightly.


I love how these look- and best of all, they only cost me half what it would have cost to buy them. And I still have moss left over for more projects.

Linking to StonegableWorthing CourtCedar Hill FarmhouseConfessions of a Plate Addict, The Turquoise Home, A Place of My Taste, The Happy Housie, The Blissful Bee, My Pinterventures, The Lady Prefers to Save, The Kolb Corner, Craving Some Creativity,  Let’s Get Crafty, Diane and Dean DIY,  Starfish Cottage, Bluesky Kitchen,  Potentially Chic,  McCall Manor, and Odds and Evans,  The Quintessential Mommy, Christine Everyday,  Little Miss DexterousDécor To AdorePoofing the PillowsAt Home With JemmaWhite Spray Paint,  and French Country Cottage!

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