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DIY Moss Covered Urn & Spring Tea Party Hop

Today, I’m excited to share our DIY Moss Covered Urn as part of the It’s a Spring Tea Party Blog Hop hosted by the always sweet and creative, Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home .

If you’re coming over from Shelley’s beautiful blog, Calypso in the Country, welcome, we’re glad you’re here.

DIY Moss Covered Urn Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I was searching for inspiration to create our Kentucky Derby Tablescape when I came across a set of gorgeous faux moss-covered urns.

It took me a while to find the vendor and when I did, the urns were priced from $36-60 each depending on the size which wasn’t a bad price at all.

The thing is though, I already had a thrifted champagne bucket with a similar shape to the moss-covered urns. And I had a couple of sheets of preserved wood moss leftover from an Easter project as well too.

I’ve honestly never tried to glue moss to silver-plate or any other kind of metal.  But since it was a thrifted find I picked up for about $6, I figured I didn’t have anything to lose in trying.

If you’ve never worked with moss, I’ll just give you a heads up – it’s super messy.

So, make sure you either do this project outside or you have some sort of covering like a tarp or a sheet over your work space.

Here’s a look at everything you’ll need to make a DIY Covered Moss Urn…

DIY Moss Covered Urn Supplies 

  • Champagne Bucket or Garden Urn
  • Sheet Moss Roll and/or Preserved Moss
  • Scissors and/or a Rotary Cutting Tool with Self-Healing Cutting Mat
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Tape Measure
  • Marker
  • Tarp and/or Sheet

DIY Moss Covered Urn Steps 

After you’ve gathered your supplies, lay a tarp or a sheet down to protect your surfaces as working with moss is super messy.

Then make sure your urn is clean and free from dirt and debris.

Use a measuring tape to determine how much sheet moss you’ll need.  We chose to start with the largest section on the urn first.

If you’re using pre-cut sheet moss or moss from a roll, flip a section of moss over. You’ll likely find a grid pattern on the back.

Use a measuring tape and a marker to help you determine where you’ll need to make your first cut.

Then using caution and care as scissors or rotary cutting tool will be sharp, cut along the grid line.

Once you have your first section or strip of moss ready to go, flip it over to the back where you can see the grid pattern.

Again, using caution and care as both the hot glue gun and glue will be hot, place dots or a line of hot glue on the back side of the moss sheet.

Next, carefully apply the moss sheet directly to the urn using light pressure.

Continue to follow this same format, working in small sections until your urn is completely covered.

We worked on the body of the urn first. Then we finished the top because the top required multiple pieces.

After your urn is covered, give it a quick check to see if you’ve missed any spots or if you have any gaps.

We wound up using both strips of sheet moss as well as loose bits of moss. A few of our gaps were too tiny to use the sheet moss but were still noticeable.

Fill the moss covered urn with your favorite flowers and you’re good to go!

DIY Moss Covered Urn Centerpiece 

This diy moss covered urn is something that can easily be given as a gift or used as part of a centerpiece for tablescapes, at parties, graduations, showers or at a tea party.

Tea Party Tips & Tricks 

I know tea parties look complicated sometimes. But honestly, they don’t have to be at all.

Just pick up a few of your favorite teas and nibbles at your local deli or bakery.  Place them on a tiered tray or sweets tower for easy access.

Set out your tea pot and tea cups.

Add a pretty arrangement of flowers or make this diy moss covered urn your centerpiece.

Then sit back and enjoy having tea with your friends, family members, coworkers or neighbors!

I know this time of year can be crazy busy which is why we have to make time to celebrate each other by carving out a morning or an afternoon just to sit and relax.

You are totally worth it, and your friendships are too!

Spring Tea Party Bog Hop

Speaking of friends, make sure to stop by and visit the fantastic Lora of Lora Bloomquist and see what she has in store for you.

And once you’re finished there, be sure to check out what the rest of these creative ladies are sharing as part of the It’s a Spring Tea Party Blog Hop. Their talented ideas always amaze me!

You are invited to the Inlinkzlink party!

Click here to enter

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. What a great diy project! Your moss covered urn came out beautiful and is the perfect accessory for a spring tea! Your whole vignette is so inviting and I could imagine your guests enjoying a relaxing cup of tea!

  2. What a delightful tea party! I just cannot get over your clever and cute moss urn. Truly fantastic!

  3. What a beautiful tea party vignette. I love the moss urn. Thanks for the tutorial. That looks great. So fun hopping with you. I hope you have a great Mother’s Day!

  4. Where do you shop girl because those are way more than $6 around here! And this is the cutest idea ever. And if that isn’t the yummiest looking tiered tray than I don’t know what is! Loved this. Pinned!

  5. The treats in the tiered tray look amazing and I love the rose painting. So pretty. Your urn is so clever!

  6. I love anything covered in moss, so this urn really is adorable!! I would never have thought about covering a silver champagne bucket, but it’s perfect. Thanks for sharing your “how to”!

  7. Your moss-covered urn is just fabulous! Lovely tea party! Happy to be joining you for the tea party tour this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  8. Coco, this is my kind of project and so smart using a champagne bucket with a pretty shape. Beautiful tea party set up and those yummy pastries are driving me crazy! Love it!

  9. You are so clever to figure out how to make your own moss covered urn. This looks great with flowers and will be fun to use for decorating in any season.

  10. I adore your beautiful moss urn and your Tea Setting is so pretty. The painting add so much to the vignette. Now as for all those fabulous treats, it would be so hard to choose just one.

  11. CoCo I think this is such a brilliant DIY! I too am all about the moss projects lately! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. It’s amazing! I can’t wait to make a moss covered urn, Your tea party vignette is just gorgeous. I love the painting and the tiered serving tray. The white ironstone is just so classic and beautiful too. Great tips for a simple and elegant tea party!

    Thanks so much for joining the hop and inspiring us as usual!

  13. Your urn turned out so cute. I tried making a moss covered heart and I agree that it’s really really messy. But my heart did not turn out as cute as your urn.

  14. CoCo – this is so clever and gorgeous! Such a genius way to add interest to a thrifted piece. We would be more than excited to attend this tea party! Much love!

  15. You moss urn turned out so cute! I imagine it did make quite the mess though! Such a cute idea.

  16. Coco, you had me at hello on this project. I love using the sheet moss for projects, but I’ve never thought of covering a champagne bucket. This would be great for next year’s Kentucky Derby party! (We have one every other year.) I don’t have a champagne bucket that I would donate to the cause, but I will be on the lookout now. You are so right about it being messy. I’ve never used a glue gun. I use spray adhesive which is definitely an outdoor project! It looks so pretty as the focal point of your tea party.

  17. I love that urn! What a great idea for re-styling an old urn. There are so many occasions when I would use this! Your elegant white teapot and teacups are a nice contrast to the texture and color of the urn! You have me thinking about what else I could cover with moss!

  18. CoCo,
    Your moss-covered urn is so creative. I been back to read this post more than once to see the details again. I plan to show this to my sister who is the professional florist; she will love it, too. Pinned, of course, for future reference.


  19. Love your moss covered urn! So much spring in your tea setting, too! So blessed to have you at Homestyle Gathering, Coco!

  20. sheet moss is the only way to go with this project. Spraying your moss the night before and bagging it will cut down on the ‘shedding’ and freshen it up. It should still glue because of the textured surface on the back. Fun project, Sandi

  21. Your urn turned out perfectly CoCo. I bet the moss is messy, but so worth it in the end. Thank you for sharing.

  22. CoCo, this is so fun! And perfectly executed (and photographed). Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday!

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