How to Make DIY Moss Art to Bring in Lush Greenery
Calling all plant and DIY lovers—say hello to your next new project: framed moss art. This adorable and fun project will give you complete artistic freedom in choosing the kind of plants you want to include and what kind of design you want to create. With just a few supplies, you will be able to make your own moss art that can be kept for years and hung in your own home. From displaying the finished product on an art easel to hanging it as a statement piece in a room—it will be the definition of one-of-a-kind. Additionally, if you're looking for a gift, this can make the perfect present for anyone that loves plants or needs a bit of greenery within their space to cheer them up.
Follow this easy guide to get started on your own moss art.
What You'll Need
Equipment / Tools
- Craft knife
- Spray adhesive
- Picture frame
- Foam board
- Sheet moss
- Reindeer moss
- Faux sedum plants
- Spanish moss
- Air plants
- Faux amaranthus
- Frame easel (Optional)
Remove Materials From Frame
When you've chosen the frame you want to use, remove all of the materials such as the back, glass, and paper. Feel free to choose any size, material, and style frame that will match your home's ambiance.
Trace Your Frame
Grab your foam board and place your frame on the board. Use a pencil to sketch out an outline of the frame—the sketch will help you cut the foam board precisely so it fits your frame.
Cut It Out
Using a craft knife, firmly cut along the lines you've drawn and push out the foam board once it's been cut. This will be placed on the back of the frame.
Add Spray Adhesive
Generously spray your adhesive onto one side of the foam board and attach it to the frame. Be sure to firmly press it down, so it's secure.
Begin With a Base
Cut out your sheet moss to fit the inside of the frame, then add it to the foam board—it'll create a base for the rest of your other moss and plants to be placed on securely.
Spray the Sheet Moss
Spray adhesive to your sheet moss and then place it onto the board, so it fits snugly into the frame.
Add Your Moss and Plants
This is where the real fun and creativity come in—start placing your moss around along with your faux plants to create your moss art. Whether it be going the abstract route or following a theme, don't be afraid to add numerous layers of different kinds to create a dimensional look.
Let It Dry
Once you've finished your project and are happy with the result, set it to the side to dry for a few hours or even overnight. This way, your art won't fall apart and will stay sturdy throughout.
Display Your Art
There are numerous ways to display your newly-created artwork. Whether it be buying an art easel to place your framed moss art or hanging it up on your walls, you can experiment with what looks good within your home.