DIY Reindeer Moss Balls

Moss Accessories are everywhere….why not make your own?

Today I am sharing with you these easy handmade DIY Reindeer Moss balls.

I really love how they turned out!
DIY Reindeer Moss Spheres from Setting for Four #michaels #diy #tutorial #spring #moss #sphere #green 

This DIY project inspiration occurred to me while I was link party hopping recently and saw a wonderful post by the talented blogger Lindsay Ballard at Living with Lindsay .  Lindsay is a DIY’er and home decor crafter with a zeal for budget decorating as big as Texas. Check out her amazing blog chock full of on trend DIY projects and tutorials for your home.

She has a fabulous tutorial for how to make beautiful DIY moss balls.  I knew immediately when I saw how stunning her’s looked and how easy they seemed to be to make, that I wanted to craft these beauties for my own home.  To celebrate spring, I set sights on making a few for an apothecary jar in my kitchen and my fireplace mantle.

I bought this most amazing shade of chartreuse green Reindeer Moss. 

So, what’s reindeer moss???  Reindeer mosses were originally named for their value as a food source for reindeer and caribou in the plant’s northern range. Reindeer moss is really a lichen, not a moss.

I love its texture and the beautiful yellow-green color is perfect for spring!

DIY Reindeer Moss Spheres from Setting for Four #michaels #diy #tutorial #spring #moss #sphere #green
(The photo above is the true color of the moss…not sure why my close-up shot seems to have washed the color out!)
DIY Reindeer Moss Spheres from Setting for Four #michaels #diy #tutorial #spring #moss #sphere #green
Craft Supplies:  
DIY Reindeer Moss Spheres from Setting for Four #michaels #diy #tutorial #spring #moss #sphere #green
Cost breakdown:

Reindeer Moss  – $8.99   
3″ Styrofoam balls, package of 6 – $7.67
Total cost per moss ball – $2.78!

I tried to attach the moss like Lindsay demonstrates in her tutorial, with straight pins, but for some reason my moss just wasn’t cooperating.  Not one to be discouraged, I then tried to attach it with Mod-Podge (love this stuff), but it just wasn’t making the moss stick.

So, for attempt number three….I pulled out my trusty glue gun which worked like a charm!

Easy, fast and fabulous!

This is how they turned out!  

DIY Reindeer Moss Spheres from Setting for Four #michaels #diy #tutorial #spring #moss #sphere #green
DIY Reindeer Moss Spheres from Setting for Four #michaels #diy #tutorial #spring #moss #sphere #green

Don’t you just love this yummy color?

See my ‘Celebrate Spring’ fireplace mantle, where my chartreuse moss spheres now have a home!

Celebrate Spring Fireplace Mantle from Setting for Four #michaels #decor  #design #mantle #mantel #spring #moss

and here are my Moss Balls with this year’s How to decorate a Mantle for Spring:

How to Decorate a Mantle for Spring: #spring #mantle

I also use these pretty moss balls as spring decor with my candles and DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Page Scrolls:

Pottery Barn Inspired Page Scrolls

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  1. says

    Oh Heather, these are great! You did a fantastic job! Moss balls are always so versatile. Thanks for linking up to my party! I am now following you.

  2. says

    These are so green and pretty! I’m quite smitten with the color green. These scream “Spring!!”.

    Thanks for sharing on Show Off Saturday!


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