Want to bring a touch of nature into your home? Today I am sharing one of my all-time favorite DIYs. I created this textured piece of Wall Decor with leftover supplies I had on hand and in less than an hour. Now that is my kind of DIY!
I have seen versions of these before on Pinterest, so when I stumbled across a box of preserved moss leftover from my daughter’s wedding DIY’s, I knew exactly what to do with it. I love having pieces in my home that are one of a kind and handmade.
If you’d like to try this yourself, this is what you would need:
For the frame, you can use any frame that has a bit of depth. I actually used a piece of art that I no longer love. If you don’t have a frame at home, you can use a box frame from Amazon or Micheals. If you are purchasing, make sure it’s a frame and doesn’t have a “door.” You want to be able to remove the glass leaving it in an open box. This is the moss I used along with this one. I think 3 bags would be plenty.
My frame choice had words on it, and I painted over it so the black letters wouldn’t show through. I just grabbed old paint I had on hand.
I sorted the different colors and textures of moss into piles. I then laid the moss into a pattern that liked so that I knew where I wanted to glue everything once I began. If I had wanted a more exact pattern I could have marked lines on the back of the frame were to serve as a guide.
I used a glue gun to adhere the moss the back of the frame.
I glued the moss into place filling in as I went. My moss had a lot of variety which naturally gave it depth if your moss is thinner you could glue cardboard to give it some height.
Be careful of the glue gun! You can easily burn your fingers. Once I was happy with the placement of the glued moss I took it outside and shook all the loose moss pieces free. If the moss falls off and exposes holes simply glue more pieces on.
It took me less than an hour, and I used supplies I had on hand. If I had bought everything, I would guess it would be around $50.00, and that is because the frame I used was pretty large.
Here it is, hanging at our Airbnb.
That’s it for today!
Until next time,
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