Using preserved dry sheet moss, this DIY wall decor project is a whole new kind of nature art. Dried mosses can be conveniently found at Hobby Lobby or Amazon and transformed into a custom piece of art to brighten your space. 

By Karen Chapman
May 22, 2019
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Any houseplant lover knows that something green and living can do a lot to decorate a space. This DIY wall decor project from blogger Karen Chapman of Le Jardinet brings new meaning to natural art. Moss art blurs the line between plant and decor even more—and, it requires no maintenance. Just like a painting, all you need to do is hang your moss panel and enjoy the added color and texture in your space.

Preserved moss should last indefinitely, though if you can’t resist putting your hands on the lush textures, it may need a little touching up to keep all the elements in place. The natural wood frame and varying hues of green make this DIY moss art peaceful and inviting.

dried moss pannel

How to Make a Dried-Moss Panel

Supplies Needed:

  • Small D-hanger
  • 8x10x2-inch wood shadow box
  • Small branch
  • White acrylic paint
  • Floral craft foam
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Crafts knife
  • Florists pins
  • Preserved dry mosses, both flat and dimensional styles
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Step 1: Prepare the Box

Attach a D-hanger onto the back of the box. We recommend a D-hanger that is attached with a screw rather than a nail for security. Paint the small branch with the white paint and set aside to dry.

adding green foam piece to wood panel hot glue gun

Step 2: Cut Foam to Size

Cut the floral craft foam to fit inside the wood box. Hot-glue the foam in place. Cut the branch to fit, and attach it to the craft foam with florist's pins.

Step 3: Secure Moss to Foam

Use hot glue and/or florist's pins to attach flat preserved dry moss to the craft foam, cutting around the branch as necessary to get the moss to lay flat. Cover the ends of the branch with moss to hide the pins.

Step 4: Add Dimension and Texture

Attach colored dimensional mosses with florist's pins, overlapping as needed to achieve the desired effect. Vary colors, textures, and sizes of moss tufts for the most dynamic arrangement. Display the finished panel away from moisture and direct sun.

Because it's DIY, this moss art is customizable to your taste—you can embellish it as much as you want with other twigs and branches as well as experiment with different green hues. When you're done creating, you can enjoy the lush reminder of the outdoors inside your home all year long.


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