Hi friends! Spring is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited!!! Most of you know that I love making DIYs for my seasonal decor. It’s much more cost-effecting and I love the originality of something made. Today, I’ll be sharing how to make a moss ball topiary, which is perfect for spring decor. These are so easy-peasy to make and only take about 10 minutes!
I’m excited to join a fabulous group of bloggers to share some spring DIYs with you all! I’m so thankful for Jen at Noting Grace for organizing this blog hop and inviting me to participate. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find soooo much inspiration for spring decor. Be sure to click through each one and prepare to be amazed by the talent of these ladies!
Without further ado, let’s get started on this mini moss ball topiary!
Mini Moss Ball Topiary
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Steps to Make a Moss Ball Topiary
The first thing I did was put the moss into a blender and shred it. Yes, I realize this sounds a bit cray, but it works! At first, I tried to pull the moss apart with my hands, but it just wasn’t happening. I couldn’t break it down enough into the small pieces that I wanted. So into the blender it went.
You may be able to find some pre-shredded moss that you can use. But at my small-town Walmart, my choices were limited. After the moss was shredded, I dumped it into a plastic bag and set it aside while I prepared my styrofoam ball.
Next, I used a small twig that I found outside and inserted it into the styrofoam ball to be used as my stem. Push the twig about half way through your styrofoam ball so that it will be good and sturdy. Optional: apply hot glue to the end of the twig before you push it though the styrofoam.
Once I had the stem in place, I held the stem and sprayed the entire styrofoam ball with adhesive spray. I would suggest doing this outside.
After spraying the styrofoam ball with the adhesive, I rolled the ball around in the plastic bag filled with the shredded moss. It will likely not cover your entire ball the first time you do this. After covering as much of the ball as you can, pull it back out of the bag and give it a good spray again, then roll it around in the moss again. Do this as many times as you need to get your topiary ball as full as you’d like.
Once your topiary is full, give it one final spray with the adhesive to hold everything in place.
Now you are ready to place your topiary ball in your pot. I used mini clay pots, but you can use whatever you’d like. Put a piece of styrofoam at the bottom of your pot to hold your stem. Optional: hot glue the styrofoam to the bottom of the pot to keep it in place.
Once your styrofoam is in place, stick your twig in the center. Spray the adhesive spray around the top of your styrofoam in the pot and place some of the moss around the top. Spray a little more adhesive on top to keep everything in place.
That’s it, friends! I hope this has given you some inspiration for your spring decor and that you are able to give this a try. I’ve shared a video of this tutorial in my Instagram Story that may help explain the steps a little more.
Don’t forget to scroll down to see all the spring inspiration below! And make sure you head over to Cuter Tudor next and learn how to press flowers and herbs!
Happy Spring, sweet friends!!! xoxo
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Love this Heather! So easy and it looks beautiful.
So happy to be doing this with you.
Thank you, Karan! I love easy and inexpensive project. 😉
Jen @ Noting Grace says
Wow, wow, wow!! I love these DIY topiaries so much! I am going to have to try this on my own! Thank you so much for joining us for I DIYed that – it was an honor having you link up!
You are so sweet, Jen! Thank you so much for inviting me to join along! 🙂
I never thought to shred the moss first. That’s super smart! They turned out great. Love the sizes too. Pinned!
Thank you Cindy! I was trying to shred it with my hands and it just wasn’t happening. Whatever it takes to get a diy done, right! 😉
Taylor Holleman says
I can’t believe you made these. They are so cute. What a great idea!
Thank you so very much, Taylor!
I never would have thought to create these like this! So genius and they turned out great!
Thank you so much, Jordan! They were super easy to make. The most difficult part was washing the blender. 😉