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How to Make Your Own Moss Wall Art

Updated: Feb 27, 2022


If you're looking to liven up your space, you might take a lichen to my DIY moss art. Here's everything you need to know to make your own for a fraction of the price!


Materials:

  1. Reindeer Moss

  2. Frame

  3. Glue gun and a lot of glue sticks!

Reindeer Moss:

  • I ordered 'reindeer moss' directly from ByNature (https://bynaturedesign.ca/products/preserved-products/reindeer-moss/).

  • In 2021, I purchased 4 lbs of moss for $40 (I was told that a box of 9 lbs is $80 total if you're looking for more). My total was $40 + $35 shipping (the moss came from British Columbia and I live in Alberta) = $75 total. Of course the price is subject to change!

  • There are over a dozen colours to choose from and I chose 'spring green'.

  • I ordered 4lbs of moss to cover a 24' x 36' surface BUT I had a lot leftover and could have definitely gotten away with 3lbs. However, the extra moss allowed me to choose only the best and brightest for my wall art and I was able to make smaller 5' x 7' frames as gifts.

  • From the ByNature catalog: “Our Mossart - Still Nature collection made from real plants that have been stabilized using an eco-friendly process. They do not die nor grow and therefore require no maintenance no water and no light.”

  • Heads up, it smells very earthy when you first get it but it does fade away.

  • The moss is normally soft to touch, however, if the air is really dry in our home the moss will get hard. To make it soft again, just spray with water using a spray bottle. We normally don’t bother because it looks the exact same and we know it will return to normal once there’s more humidity.

Frame:

I used a 24' x 36' Gray Belmont Frame By Studio Décor from Michaels. It cost $33.99 (purchased in 2021). Whatever frame you choose, you'll need to make sure it has a sturdy backing and you will need to remove the plastic/glass insert.


Instructions:


Fire up that glue gun and start securing the moss to the surface! I purposely chose all of the fluffiest/brightest moss for my frame but you can create more of an earthy look by incorporating more of the ‘less perfect’ chunks. As you can see in the video/photo below, I started around the edges and worked my way towards the center. Lastly, I know this goes without saying but watch your fingers in the hot glue!

Not feeling thrifty or crafty? ByNature also sells custom 'Mossart' frames but it’s a lot cheaper to make it yourself.

If you create your own moss art, I'd love to see it.


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Happy crafting!

- Michelle

About the Author:

My name is Michelle Alexander and I'm a Canadian artist with a sweet tooth. I started MishiMoooDesigns in 2020 and specialize in combining my love for junk food with everyday objects in unusual and often 'punny' ways. If this sounds interesting to you, I'd love for you to check out my Gallery and/or follow me on Instagram @MishiMoooDesigns.





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