Lately I have been seeing moss balls all over the place in decorating. I keep admiring them, but not enough to break down and purchase them.
During my last visit to the dollar store (I am there a lot.....did you pick up on that yet?) I found that they had bags of moss. I snatched up a bag thinking I might use it for a different project, that is until I spotted some Styrofoam balls. It was a 6 pack of them for a buck. Ummm SOLD!!!
Hmmm I wonder if I could make my own moss balls? And a new craft project is born. :)
I took one of the balls and tried painting on some white glue. I didn't feel it was thick enough and ended up just spreading it on straight from the bottle.
I then just dipped the ball into the moss which I had dumped onto a paper plate. (This is a little messy so you might want to wear some gloves.) I kept squishing the moss down with my hand. I let it dry and then layered some more on, etc. I took the glue and just filled in the holes were I saw them.
I made two moss balls and decided to mix them in with some other natural balls I already had on hand. I probably should have put another layer of moss on this ball as you can still see a little white from the Styrofoam.
Isn't my bunny cute? I love him. My Great-Grandmother made him for me when I was a little girl.
I put the other ball into a bowl with the rest of the nature balls (I really have no idea what these are actually called. Do you know?)
Here is the finished product. I feel as though the table is still missing something....maybe some books?
FYI the table was made by my amazing husband for my birthday a few years back. He is so talented.
Ironically that painting has been sitting there for a month waiting to be hung. As soon as I took these photos, Hubby came and hung it for me. Now, I think I like it better down. What do you think?
The total cost for this little project was $2. Love it!
Do you have any DIY projects or recipes you want to share?