Make a Moss Picture

Use dried mosses and live air plants to create a stunning natural accent for your walls. This DIY plant art will liven up any room.

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Real mosses can be dried and preserved to easily mimic a living picture. This moss picture is an easy, DIY low-maintenance decoration to green up your space. All you need is a glue gun, moss, plywood, and a frame to pull it all together. Follow this step-by-step guide to make your very own.

Make a tabletop moss garden.

What You Need

  • Moss
  • Black lichen (optional)
  • Plywood
  • Hot glue gun
  • Frame
  • Air plants

Step 1: Pick Your Moss

We chose to use two different kinds of moss for our picture: mood moss and reindeer moss. Mood moss has been dried and preserved. A coloring agent helps the moss color stay vivid. Reindeer moss is lighter-colored than mood moss, ranging in colors like chartreuse, forest, and fawn. We decided to give our moss picture a more natural look, so we used chartreuse and white reindeer moss to contrast green mood moss.

Designer's Tip: To add even more contrast, add in some dried black lichen.

Step 2: Glue on Moss

Attach the plywood to the back of the frame to add extra support. Put a little bit of hot glue down on the inside of the frame and arrange your dried moss. Press down firmly on the moss to adhere it to the frame and hold it in place.

Step 3: Add Texture

Add in some air plants for some extra texture, creating little pockets inside of the frame so they can sit and easily be removed for watering—water every 7 to 10 days. We even added some sponge mushroom into the mix.

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