Today I am going to show you how to make your own easy moss balls. Personally, I have seen cute moss balls all over but the problem is they cost so much. With what I was going for I needed to get a variety of sizes but didn’t want to pay the high price tag of buying them all. I found a package of smaller moss balls and some moss for pretty cheap. Searching Pinterest I never found what they used to apply on the foam for the moss to stick.There were a lot of posts listed as DIY but I had a hard time of finding the one I needed.
Through trial and error, I found mod podge didn’t work well but hot glue did. Just so you are aware hot glue does melt the styrofoam a little but the moss covers it up so it’s not bad at all. This is part of the reason I started my blog I wanted, to be honest, and show thing that worked and didn’t work for me.
This is part of the reason I started my blog I wanted to be honest and show thing that worked and didn’t work for me.
Here are pictures of me trying the mod podge. As you can see with the last picture the moss just wanted to fall off. If mod podge is the only thing you have you can use it just wait for dry time and use burlap string to hold it on better. I personally like the hot glue it holds a lot better.
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Making Your Moss balls
I choose these smaller styrofoam balls mainly because I didn’t have any small ones and they are easy to put in a jar. You can use a variety of styrofoam balls for your moss balls. Take your styrofoam ball add glue then put on the moss.
Take your styrofoam ball add hot glue on the ball. Then take the ball and put it in your pile of moss picking up moss on your hot glue. Let it dry for a few seconds before you push the moss on the ball more. You don’t want to burn yourself. Repeat until the ball is covered completely in moss.
Once it is all dry shake off any excess moss. Now you are done making the moss balls 🙂
Add them to cute vases, bowls, etc.
A Different type Moss balls
So I wanted to show you another type of moss balls you can do it’s the same steps the only thing different is the moss. This moss is more of a sponge moss then a stringy moss like the ones above.
These ones you do have to glue on the pieces rather than put the glue on the ball then dip in moss.
put hot glue on the ball add the piece of moss. Then you will need to glue down any edges. Continue until you have the styrofoam ball all covered
Add them in a cute vase. I have some affiliate links for some cute ones below
Items you will need
Here are some cute vases and bowls I found on wayfair.com that would be perfect for your decor. I am in love with my wood Dough bowl
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