Have you ever been browsing through a home store and are stopped in your tracks by a beautiful display? As I was shopping with a friend recently at a furniture store, I literally stopped in my tracks to admire a beautiful centerpiece. There were three apothecary jars filled with decorative moss balls. It sounds simple but friends I promise you it was stunning! I knew I wanted to replicate the look for our dining table because let’s face it…. my current centerpiece situation is a little sad.
At first I thought I would purchase the moss balls but after doing a little research, I found them to be a bit pricey. Six inch balls started at $7.99 a piece! Since I knew I wanted to fill my jar with multiple sizes, the price point was way more then what I wanted to spend. So I did what I know to do best! Made my own!
I purchased a moss table runner from Michaels which costs around $16. That sounds like a lot but loves, I’m here to tell you to use those coupons! Michaels always sends pretty generous coupons if you sign up for their email subscription. So that’s exactly what I did! I also purchased a bag of assorted sized styrofoam balls as well as two additional six inch styrofoam balls for $1.99 each. Also, this project is very messy so I suggest putting something on top of your workspace. Now let’s get started!
DIY DECORATIVE MOSS BALLS
For this project you’ll need styrofoam balls, moss table runner, scissors and a hot glue gun.
First, cut a piece of your moss into a square, large enough to cover the surface of your styrofoam.
Place a dot of glue in one corner of your moss. Then glue the corner to the ball.
Next, place a dot of glue on the opposite corner and glue it to your ball. Your ball should look like a burrito.
Make two cuts in your moss. You should have three sections now.
Place glue on both side sections and fold them down.
You should have one large section in the middle. Cut this piece down, place glue on the opening and press down to cover your whole.
Repeat on the other side. Next, inspect your ball, looking for bare spots. You will have a lot of loose moss that has fallen from your runner. Once you have identified all of your bare spots, use the loose moss to cover with a small dab of glue.
And that’s it friends!! Repeat the same steps until you have finished all your balls.
This project is a bit tedious but well worth it. I love how it looks in our new dining space!
Don’t forget to comment down below and let me know how it worked for you!