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How To: Live Moss Topped Urn

moss topped urn

Aside from my usual gardening posts, I wanted to include another how to project. This is a quick project about how to create a live moss topped urn or decorative bowl that should only take about 5 minutes once you have all the supplies available.  It’s a simple, chic way to bring a little green into your home any time of year.

Live moss can be harvested from your own yard, if you have it, or ordered online. To harvest it from my yard, I took a knife and cut about a half inch below the surface of the moss. I try to keep the pieces as large as possible, but that is entirely preference. You can order fresh live moss online if you don’t want to harvest it yourself, or if you don’t have access to any.

How To:

  1.  Gather your supplies. You will need: fresh live moss, a container like an urn or decorative bowl, paper towels, aluminum foil, spray bottle of water.
  2. Ball the aluminum foil up until it is large enough to form a dome shape that slightly emerges above your urn.
  3. Wet paper towels and place on top of  the aluminum foil dome.
  4. Start on the top of the dome with the largest piece of moss, and fill in with other pieces around it. You can press your hands down and mold the moss around the foil dome. If the pieces are too small to stay on their own, you can use toothpicks or floral wire to anchor the moss to the aluminum ball. Moss topped ceramic urn
  5.  When you are done placing your moss and you are satisfied with how it looks, generously mist the moss to give it a nice moist topping to keep it from drying out.

Congratulations, you now have all the info you need to create your very own live moss topped urn! The moss can dry out very quickly inside, so be sure to mist it whenever it feels dry. Let me know what other types of garden projects you would like to see featured. I love feedback!



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