Make a Moss Picture

Liven up any room with a stunning piece of natural plant art made from dried mosses and live air plants.

Project Overview
  • Working Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Kid-friendly

Real mosses can be dried and preserved to easily mimic a living picture. This moss picture is an easy, DIY low-maintenance decoration to add some green to 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 own living frame.

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • 1 Hot glue gun


  • 1 Moss
  • 1 Black lichen
  • 1 Plywood
  • 1 Frame
  • 1 Air plants


  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.

  2. Glue on Moss

    DIY moss wreath, moss, green 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.

    Related: How to Make a Tabletop Moss Garden

  3. Add Texture

    four air plants on a black plate

    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. We even added some sponge mushroom into the mix. Water every 7 to 10 days.

    Related: Grow and Care for Air Plants Like a Pro—Here's How

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