Decorate your door or table with this stunning DIY reindeer moss wreath that pairs well with fall and winter decorations. Vibrant green reindeer moss (which is actually a lichen and not a moss) is the perfect material making a wreath that needs to hold up to the elements. While reindeer moss will grow in both hot and cold environments, it's extremely hardy and can stand up to the coldest winter temps. So as long as you don't have any hungry reindeer lurking around your home, this beautiful green moss wreath should last until spring and beyond!
To give the wreath an autumnal look, use natural elements like faux fruit and dried leaves. Then give it a light refresh for Christmas with the addition of some evergreen sprigs, berries, and holiday ornaments. Just follow the step-by-step directions below so you can make your own version of this sophisticated green moss wreath.
Start with a round straw wreath form in its plastic wrapper. Keep the wrapper on; it will be easier to attach the moss to the plastic wrapper than it would be to the straw.
Use hot glue to attach small clumps of moss to the wreath form. Cover completely, making sure there aren't any spots where the straw wreath base is visible.
Trim smaller stems of eucalyptus from a larger branch. This makes it easier to tuck the stems into the wreath and keeps the wreath shape more condensed. You can choose to use real eucalyptus (which also has a lovely smell), or opt for faux eucalyptus for a longer-lasting option you can use year after year.
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.
Adhere the eucalyptus stems to the wreath with hot glue, 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 roughly two-thirds of the wreath with eucalyptus.
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.
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.
Arrange the pears on one-third of the wreath, varying the direction the pears are facing and the sizes. Poke the skewer into the wreath form. Use a bit of hot glue to secure each pear in place if necessary.
Fill in the gaps between the 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.