Decorate your door or table with this stunning DIY green moss wreath that pairs well with fall and winter styles. Cater the wreath toward fall with natural elements like fruit and dried leaves. Give this moss-covered wreath more of a Christmas look with evergreen sprigs, berries, and holiday ornaments. Here's how to make a moss wreath.
What You Need
- 20-inch straw wreath
- 5 bags of moss
- Hot glue gun
- Garden shears
- Bamboo skewers
- Seckel pears (or artificial)
- Fall leaves
Step 1: Glue Moss to Wreath
Start with a round straw wreath form in its plastic wrapper. Hot glue small clumps of moss around the wreath form. When making a moss wreath, be sure not to leave any gaps where the straw shows through.
Step 2: Trim Eucalyptus
Trim smaller stems of eucalyptus from a larger branch. This makes it easier to tuck the stems into the wreath and keeps the wreath more condensed. You can choose to use real eucalyptus for a natural look, or opt for faux eucalyptus for a longer-lasting option you can use year after year.
Step 3: Remove Eucalyptus Leaves
Pull the leaves from the cut stems so only the small flowers remain on the stem. Your design will determine how many flowers you'll need; an asymmetrical design will require less supplies than a moss wreath with all-over eucalyptus flowers.
Step 4: Glue Eucalyptus to Wreath
Hot glue the eucalyptus stems to the wreath, tucking the bottom of the stem into the moss. Fan the branches out from a central point on one side of the wreath. Only cover 2/3 of the wreath with eucalyptus.
Step 5: Cut Bamboo Skewers
Cut the bamboo skewers in half with garden shears. The skewers should be long enough to fit midway through your fruit and securely attach to the wreath.
Step 6: Secure Skewers in Pears
Put a dab of hot glue on the unfinished edge of the skewer. Poke the end with glue into the artificial pear and hold for a few seconds until hot glue has hardened. For extra security, glue around the edge of the placed skewer.
Step 7: Arrange the Pears
Arrange the pears on 1/3 of the wreath, varying which direction they are facing and the size of pears. Poke the skewer into the wreath form.
Step 8: Fill in With Leaves
Fill in gaps between pears and eucalyptus branches with fall leaves in red and brown tones. Have the leaves fan out from the same central point as the eucalyptus branches. Hang on a door or use as a centerpiece with candles in the center.