Moss Art- DIY textured wall decor in less than a hour - A Life Unfolding

Moss Art- DIY textured wall decor in less than a hour

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!


A lovely way to bring in more texture and a touch of nature to your home.

A lovely way to bring in more texture and a touch of nature to your home.

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.


Preserved Moss  This post has affiliate links. Find my affiliate disclosure here.

Preserved Moss

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If you’d like to try this yourself, this is what you would need:

Assorted Moss

Frame

Glue Gun

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.


Frame for Moss Art Work

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.


Preserved moss in chevron pattern

I used a glue gun to adhere the moss the back of the frame.


Adhere with a Glue Gun

Adhere with a Glue Gun

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.


Gluing Moss to Frame

Gluing Moss to Frame

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.


Finished piece

Finished piece

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.


Moss Art in Bedroom


Moss Art DIY

Moss Art DIY

That’s it for today!

Until next time,

-Libbie

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  1. Sara says:

    Beautiful; those colours are so vibrant! Will they stay like that or fade with time?

    • Libbie says:

      The moss I used was leftover from my daughters’ wedding in 2018, so I would think it will hold its color pretty well.

  2. Terri Steffes says:

    Gorgeous! I want to make this for my daughter’s homecoming gift!

  3. Dara says:

    I love this! Beautiful colors. So creative!

  4. Barbara says:

    I love the colors and textures of your moss art, Libbie!! Really fun project! I hope you get some nice comments from the people who come to stay at your rental.

    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  5. Melissa Tomlinson says:

    Now this may be my next project! I just love it! It’s looks like you brought some nature inside! Really so pretty!

  6. Dorothy says:

    Where’s your AirBnB? I think I’ll just come and see this art. But if the house matches your creativeness, I know it would be a great place to stay!

    • Libbie says:

      Dorothy,

      The Airbnb is in Ludington, MI and it’s adorable!! Come visit, Ludington is beautiful in the summer.

      Libbie

  7. Marie says:

    This is so cool! I would even do this with my son. He would love to play with the moss.

  8. Danielle Keller says:

    This is gorgeous!!! I’ve never seen such a thing!!! What a great way to use old signs!!!

  9. Kim Waldorf says:

    What a fun project! I love all the different colors and the texture of the moss. Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Brooke says:

    That turned out so pretty. What a beautiful eye for detail you have. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Michelle says:

    Oh.My.Goodness! Libbie, that’s simply stunning. Is it weird that I just want to run my fingers through all that moss 😀 So beautiful

  12. Leen Curinga says:

    It turned out gorgeous Libbie! And in record time 😁

  13. Christin says:

    Very pretty! I love anything with a glue gun and greenery lol

  14. Kim says:

    Ok, this is right up my alley! I Love it and I have an old sign like this that needs a makeover. Thanks for the inspriation.
    Kim

  15. Mary @ The Handcrafted Haven says:

    This is so beautiful and creative! I love it!

  16. kristie says:

    That is creative as well as beautiful. You’re being featured on the Little Cottage Link Party today!

  17. NAUSH says:

    Oh wow !!! Such a unique wall decor. Love the look. Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Much Love
    Naush

  18. Rachel says:

    What a great addition to your home. I love decorating inspired by the outdoors and this creates a lovely textured feel to the space

  19. Rebecca says:

    Wow, Libbie! This is such a creative idea. I love it! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week 🙂

  20. Rita C at Panoply says:

    Love this! Saw it featured on both Rebecca’s and Karin’s blogs!

  21. LydiaF says:

    Oooh very nice! I love the textures and colors (and that I don’t have to water it. ever.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

  22. Richella Parham says:

    You’re just a genius! Honestly, your DIY projects are so lovely, and this one is no exception. How pretty and springy!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  23. Britnee says:

    Is it alive? Beautiful i love it would love it even more if it were alive:)

  24. Shelbee on the Edge says:

    This is really pretty! I have a thing for moss for some reason. It has some sort of calming effect on me. How cool to make wall art with it and keep its good energy in your home! I hopped over from Grammy’s Grid themed link party!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  25. Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns says:

    This is so cool! i have to try this! Thank you for sharing such a great project.

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