Showing posts with label Moss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moss. Show all posts

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Moss Monster Mansion Craft

The Moss Monster!! 
They are the new inhabitants of a spooky Victorian mansion I found at a yard sale this past spring. Here's the mansion:
 Spookiness, eh?? I adore it. I think it's meant for little porcelain trinkets, but I am not a little porcelain trinket kind o' woman. I appreciate things a little more wild. A little more funky. And...a little more....
Moss Monstery!!!!
Wanna make some of these?? They are super doopery easy.
You need:

wooden bead (with single hole through it)
reindeer moss
hot glue
green floral wire
black eyed peas

~Thread two pieces of wire through the wooden bead, one for the top half of the body (the arms) and one for the bottom half (the legs). I looped them through twice to get them to stay for the moment.
~Hot glue the wires into place by squirting some right into both sides of the hole. 
~Hot glue the reindeer moss on.

~Take two black eyed peas for eyes and hot glue them on as well.
 Told ya. Easy.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Moss Garden Centerpiece

Here is a really fun centerpiece you can make for your Halloween/Autumn table.'s so simple!! To make a moss garden you need:

large clay saucer 
fresh moss
coffee filter
rich soil
Paint (optional)
Mod Podge
  • Take your saucer and paint it the color you would like. Once paint is dry, give it a coat of mod podge
  • Drill a couple of holes into the bottom of the saucer for drainage.
  • Line the bottom of the saucer with a coffee filter (to keep the dirt from draining out).
  • Put a layer of gravel on the bottom of the saucer for drainage.
  • Add a layer of wet dirt.
  • Place moss (that has been carefully removed from the earth) on top of the gravel and lightly water it. Misting is the best option. In fact, to keep the moss healthy, you should mist it everyday.
  • Add fall or Halloween decorations!!

 For my decorations, I used some polymer clay and made the shape of a Cinderella pumpkin and a great horned owl. Then, I painted them. The sign is made from a toothpick, a craft stick, some wood glue and some paint. 
The moss really provides a great setting for an autumn centerpiece. It is so verdant and plush, and kind of eerie at the same time. Let me know if you make one...I'd love to see what everyone else came up with!!
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