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.
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.
I’ve honestly never tried to glue moss to silver-plate or any other kind of metal really 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
- 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 and 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 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 because 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!
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.
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!
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!
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.