I can’t believe Cooper’s first birthday was over a month ago now! Time goes so fast! My little munchkin is growing so, so fast. I’m also so lazy and have been so busy that I haven’t posted his birthday party photos yet! I’m aiming to get on to it over the next week because they are so cute and I think you guys will like what you see!
I did a few DIY’s for the party. One of them this DIY Faux Moss Ball Garland that was hanging on the wall as part of the party decor. Cooper had a Woodlands Themed party so to me moss was a must!
The faux moss balls turned out quite cute and this is a garland I’ll be used a lot for my home decor through the year I think. It’s so versatile so you won’t be wasting time and money making one of these! I not only used it for Cooper’s birthday party but I also used it as part of my Autumn table centrepiece I had going on for a little while.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own.
Faux Moss (Use whatever you can find to give you a moss look. I used BUSCH Scatter Material Flocage that I found at my local craft store)
Thin Rope about 2 metres (or length of your choice)
Start by laying out baking paper on your working surface. I found this to be the best way to allow the balls do dry without sticking to the surface I placed them. It’s also messy business. Also have your moss flakes (this is what I’m going to call them) in a large container ready to go.
Cover your styrofoam ball entirely with craft glue.
Place into the container with the moss flakes and roll them around until the balls are entirely covered. You can do a few at a time but work fast as your glue will set quickly.
This is what they looked like once they were covered completely with the moss flakes.
Place them on the baking paper and allow them to dry. I let them dry for a couple of hours while I worked on other things. I just wanted to make sure the glue was completely dry.
Once your balls are dry. Hot Glue your balls to your rope. If you balls are completely covered with moss I advice you scratch a tiny bit off to expose the styrofoam and then hot glue to make sure you have secured the balls properly to the rope so they don’t fall off.
PIN IT SO YOU DON’T FORGET IT!!
I went a bit moss crazy around this time and made this garland, a large number one covered in real moss and I also made these cute Woodlands Forest Cake Toppers and used the fake moss to cover one of the little trees. I think I’m done now with my moss obsession! Haha.
Have you made any moss projects? Do share if you have!