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The Easiest Way to Make Moss Placemats

This project for the easiest way to create moss placemats is SO simple, it almost doesn’t even need an explanation let alone a tutorial.

But I’ve realized more and more after hearing from you that our schedules can be a little crazy and overwhelming at times.

And we could all use a little easy in our lives.

Yes we still want to have beautiful spaces with pretty pillows and a house that smells yummy.

We want to create a sanctuary that welcomes us home after a long day so we can relax, unwind and snuggle up with the people we love most.

Of course, we know small changes can make a big impact but we need them to be something simple that we can do quickly.

Especially, when it comes to decorating for the seasons.

If that sounds like something you can relate to, you’re in good company because we  feel the same way. We’re constantly looking for ways to create a beautiful home without a lot of extra fuss.

Which brings me to these moss placemats.  Not only are they super simple to make, they can also be used in multiple seasons.

The purpose of creating these placemats is to have something we can easily transition from St. Patrick’s Day to Easter, use throughout the Spring season and into late Summer too.

Here’s a look at the easiest way to make moss placemats…

Easy Moss Placemats Supplies: 

  • 1 Roll of Moss (We found an 18” x 48” roll of moss at Hobby Lobby. It was around $20 and we used our 40% off coupon)
  • Self-Healing Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutting Tool
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Easy Moss Placemats Steps:

This is what our roll of moss looked like in the package.

Unroll the moss on a flat surface like a kitchen table.

Ours had a piece of thin paper attached to the back so look for that because yours may too.

Keep in mind, this project is messy. It’s possible for moss bits to get on the floor so you may want to do this part outside.

As always, use caution and care when creating this project around children or curious pets.

A moss roll that is 48” long will yield you 4 placemats that are 12” long. Make sure you place a self-healing cutting mat under the moss roll prior to cutting and tear away the tissue paper backing too.

We used a ruler to mark off 12” and cut a small notch on the top and the bottom of the moss roll for each of the 4 sections.

Using caution and care as scissors and rotary cutting tool will be sharp, cut the moss along each of the sectioned notches.

Using a straight edge will help you keep your placemat lines straight.

When you are finished you should have 4-12” rectangles. They’ll look like this…super easy, right?

Just to show you how versatile these moss placemats will be this season, here are a few of our place settings. Most of these vintage plates and dishes have either been picked up at thrift stores or antique malls for really reasonable prices.

When I think of Spring and Summer I almost always think of pretty flowers…

But you can also pair these easy to make moss placemats with transferware too…

Here’s an easy way to use them on a spring inspired tablescape…

We hope this step by step guide for the easiest way to create moss placemats has helped to show you just how simple it can be to decorate for the seasons without a lot of extra fuss!

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

Many blessings,

CoCo

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22 Comments

  1. These are awesome. I’m obsessed

    1. You’re sweet, LiLi, thank you! I’ll rustle some up for you as soon as your ready 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  2. Well, that is sure a fun project! I didn’t realize you could buy moss in a big roll like that! I’m inspired…thanks for sharing, CoCo!

    1. Thank you bunches, Linda! It’s so nice that moss now comes in a big roll like this because you can use it as a table runner or to make placemats too 🙂 You are super creative so I can’t wait to see what you have cooked up for Spring. Hugs, CoCo

  3. These placemats are so pretty! They look great for an Easter table setting. I’ve read that spraying moss with a little bit of spray adhesive will keep the moss bits from getting all over the place.

    1. That’s such a great tip, Michelle, thank you! I’ll definitely try that because the moss gets everywhere no matter if I’m trying to make a wreath or placemats. Hope you’re having the best day, CoCo

  4. Super cute. I’ve wanted to do this for some time but never remember until like fall. That’s a bit late – LOL! Pinned!

    1. I feel the same way about so many projects, Cindy! These would be super cute in late August or even in September too when all the ferns are super lush. Hope you’re having a great day, hugs, CoCo

  5. Oh, how I wish I lived near a Hobby Lobby. That roll of moss was a great find and perfect for your project. Your tablescape looks wonderful! Pinned. Visiting from Grace at Home.

    1. Thanks so much, Allyson! I’m so thankful they have the big rolls of moss now because there are so many fun projects you can create with it. Can’t wait to see how you’re celebrating Spring too! Hugs, CoCo

  6. I love that Easter table best! I’ve used that same roll of moss for projects and I know what a mess it makes! Great job. Thanks for sharing with Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. Thank you bunches, Kathleen! Another reader told me that if you use a bit of spray adhesive on the moss roll it’s not as messy so I can’t wait to try it now. I love using moss for so many things but I definitely have to make sure I have plenty of time to work with it outside 🙂 I Hope you guys are all safe and well! Hugs, CoCo

  7. Stunning table settings. I really love the different vintage plates!
    Happy spring,
    Kippi

    1. I really appreciate it, Kippi, thank you so much! Hugs, CoCo

  8. I’m on the look out for a roll of moss now!! Unfortunately we don’t have Hobby Lobby in Australia, but I hope to find some online. I didn’t even know I needed moss placements until you inspired me Coco – lol.
    Thank you for sharing your easy moss placemats at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring them at tomorrow’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

    1. You’re so sweet, Kerryanne, thank you! I used to try and piece lots of bits of moss together and it took forever so I’m thankful we found a big roll of moss. I think it will cut down on the mess too 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you make. Thanks so much for the feature. I appreciate you! Hugs, CoCo

  9. This really adds to an Easter celebration! So simple with such impact!

    1. Thank you so much, Pamela! We’re all kinds of excited for Spring this year. Hope your day has been a good one, CoCo

  10. I love all things moss, so these placemats really speak to me! Thanks for showing us how easy they are to make. Placemats can be so expensive. I love the texture they bring to a table. Congrats! You’ve been featured this week at Celebrate Your Story!

    1. This is so exciting, Rebecca, thank you so much! We’ve been able to use those moss placemats for multiple seasons which is nice. Plus, you saw how easy they were to make too which is something I think we all need in our lives right now 🙂 See you at the party! Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

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