DIY Moss Frame

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DIY Moss Frame

Today I am sharing a tutorial on how to make a super easy DIY Moss Frame that you can use to display in your home, give as a gift, or use as wedding reception decor.

Check out how to Create a DIY Moss Frame! Perfect to display in your home, give as a gift, or use as wedding decor! MountainModernLife.com

DIY Moss Frame

I have fallen in love with moss lately and plan to use moss table runners at our wedding reception. There is something so rustic, natural and romantic about moss and I just can’t seem to get enough! Here are some moss decor ideas:

Check out how to Create a DIY Moss Frame! Perfect to display in your home, give as a gift, or use as wedding decor! MountainModernLife.comTop Left: Pinterest {if you know the original source please let me know!} Top Right: Southern Weddings Bottom Left: Ruffled Blog Bottom Right: Elizabeth Anne Designs

As you can tell, I was instantly inspired by the bottom left moss frame and as soon as I saw it, and I knew I had everything on hand to make my own. Interestingly enough, I found it on Pinterest and it was one of those pins that led no where, don’t you just love those {insert sarcasm}?

I searched some more today and found the original source, Ruffled Blog, who actually has a tutorial on how to make one. So happy I saw the photo though because it inspired me and I love how mine turned out :) By the way, that blog is chalk full of beautiful weddings and DIY projects so if you haven’t already, you should definitely check it out!

Check out how to Create a DIY Moss Frame! Perfect to display in your home, give as a gift, or use as wedding decor! MountainModernLife.com

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  • Wooden Frame – I used one I bought at Goodwill  a while back, you can use whatever you have on hand but I like the that my frame had a deep indent to place the moss into.
  • Moss – You can use the loose moss or the kind that comes in sheets. I already had a moss runner on hand so I cut a small portion of that into strips
  • Glue – I used tacky glue but you could also use a glue gun
  • Scissors

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Step 1: Remove the glass and backing from your frame.

Step 2: Cut your moss into strips that will fit along the inside of your frame. I didn’t measure mine out – just guess-timated and then cut off extra when necessary. If you are using loose moss you can skip this step.

Check out how to Create a DIY Moss Frame! Perfect to display in your home, give as a gift, or use as wedding decor! MountainModernLife.com

I guess-timated the size of the moss strips and then figured out the placement before removing them, adding glue, and then putting them into place.

Step 3: Once I figured out the placement of my moss strips I drizzled tacky glue all over the inside of the frame and put the moss strips into place. I also added glue to the places where the moss overlapped.

Step 4: Since I used strips there were some uneven areas that needed to be filled in. I just drizzled a little glue on top of the moss and sprinkled little moss pieces on top to fill in the gaps.

Step 5: I then cut super thin moss strips and glued them along the inner edge of the frame.

Step 6: Insert your favorite photo or quote into the frame and enjoy!

I originally wanted to print a quote onto kraft paper and then write over it in a white pen. However, I haven’t been able to find my white pen anywhere and my white out markers are too fat, boooo. So I improvised and ended up printing the quote on vellum paper instead, put some kraft paper behind it, and placed it into my new moss frame! I will probably change it when I use it for our wedding reception, plus I printed in a medium gray and black ink would have made it easier to read. Here it is all finished:

Check out how to Create a DIY Moss Frame! Perfect to display in your home, give as a gift, or use as wedding decor! MountainModernLife.com

Update: Here is an updated photo of the frame on our living room gallery wall, with one of our wedding photos inside :)

Check out how to Create a DIY Moss Frame! Perfect to display in your home, give as a gift, or use as wedding decor! MountainModernLife.com

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  • I am so inspired by this! My wheels are turning and I’ve got a million ideas running through my head right now on how I can implement this in my home! I have a hard time keeping house plants alive, but I love greenery – so for me this is a great solution! I can incorporate the look and feel of greenery, but not have to worry about killing anything :-)

    July 31, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    • Hi Dawn! I’m so excited that you were inspired by the moss frame, gotta love that creative trickle down effect :) I’m not the best at keeping plants alive either and it doesn’t help that our cats like to eat them. You’re right though, this is a great way to bring in some greenery without having to water it, lol!

      July 31, 2013 at 5:06 pm
  • Rachel
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    Love the style. Very creative.

    August 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm
  • Love this idea! Moss is so pretty done like this…great job. Come link up at my party going on now at the Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/08/centerpiece-wednesday-87-and-something.html
    Karin

    August 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm

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