Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How to make a moss centerpiece…


Hi everyone! Well, today it was 104 degrees here in the River City, but I still managed to get over to the store for a bag of moss for my little DIY project. Are you a fan of moss?

Every since I did the post, It’s all in the details: garden parties, I’ve been wanting to try to copy the moss centerpiece in it. Click on the title if you want to see what it looks like.

But I really like mine. Now that it’s finished, I think it would be perfect on a table set for an outdoor dinner party, don’t you think? Plus, it’s so simple.


First, I purchased a moss table runner at Michael’s Crafts store with my 40% off coupon. (Gotta love those weekly coupons)…


It’s a little stiff when you remove it from the bag and begin to unroll it.


I spread it out and laid a glass vase on top. Then I used this green tape to mark the lines where I would cut the moss. I needed a piece that would wrap snugly around the vase. (nope, markers don’t work on moss)


I grabbed whatever scissors I had on hand. The sharper the better so the moss stays intact.


Once it was cut, I stood the vase up. I tried testing a piece of poster tape, to see if it would hold the moss together, but it wasn’t even close. So I tried option two.


I threaded this thin fish line on a needle and I simply stitched the edges together. Just a few big stitches, nothing fancy.


In this photo, the vase is lying flat on the table while I go back and forth. Can you see the needle sticking out?


When I got to the bottom, I made a few knots and cut.


I stood the vase up. Then I covered the line of stitches with pieces of moss that had fallen off while I worked. I just pressed the moss on, and it tended to stay there.


Here it is with fresh flowers in the vase. As you can see, I added a ribbon to support the moss along with a cardstock flower from my scrapbook box, but you could also use a vintage brooch or pretty buttons instead.

Well, what do you think? I hope I inspired you to try something new or different today, maybe with moss, because it really is a lovely color of green.

I’m linking up with Savvy Southern Style.

Thanks for visiting,






Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is very pretty. I love using moss for arrangements. Thanks for sharing at wow.

the poor sophisticate said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! I l;ove your blog too and am thrilled to be your newest follower!
be blessed and live beautifully!

Unknown said...

Very creative and cute! Inspired? Yes! Thanks so much for stopping by Curious Wisdom:)

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