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diy: reindeer moss wreath

With the exception of Christmas, I've never really been one to hang a wreath on my front door, but I wanted something bright and Autumn-inspired to greet guests when they came for my baby shower last weekend.  My first thought was a preserved boxwood wreath, but they are a tad bit pricier than I wanted to spend, so, instead, I picked up a bag of reindeer moss at my local nursery in the most GORGEOUS shade of lime green and got to DIY-ing with my mama dukes, who was in town for the shower. 

All I used was a 24 inch grapevine wreath I picked up at Michael's for $3, a glue gun, glue sticks and my reindeer moss and got to glueing!  I had no idea what they sprayed the moss with to preserve it, so I wore gloves and if you're prego like me, I would suggest you do the same!  It was so easy - just dab some glue on to the back of each piece of moss and place it on the wreath.  The whole wreath took less than 20 minutes!

And here is the gorgeous result - the spongey lime green moss looks so stunning against my glossy black door!

Happy Hump Day!

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Reader Comments (9)

Love it. I bought the same grapevine wreath last week and stuck some dried hydrangea blooms in the bottom right. May repupose it next year to do something like this! Very pretty.

October 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Wow...The contrast of the lime green against the black door is stunning... In my past experience with reindeer moss, it tends to dry out. I found misting helps... Enjoy...

October 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Kate - dried hydrangeas are one of my favorites; I've never had much luck drying them out myself and making them look halfway decent :( Lynn - I read online that misting with a little bit of buttermilk powder added to the water helps-I'm willing to try anything to keep it green like this!

October 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

Randomly found your post when searching for moss wreaths. Would you mind telling me how much moss you had to use to cover the wreath?

March 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Michelle-one 15 oz bag covered a 24" wreath, but I used a second bag to fill it in and make it look really thick. Good luck!

March 2, 2014 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

Love this wreath! Thanks for sharing. How often do you have to mist it with the buttermilk/water mix and does it stay green for awhile?

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

Thank you, Bridget! Surprisingly, I haven't had to mist it since the first week when I made it. It's held up really well and is still very green!

April 10, 2014 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

Sorry to bug you again...

I made the wreath and love how it turned out! Now I'm just trying to figure out how to hang it. How did you hang the jute ribbon over the door like in the picture? Thanks so much!!

April 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

No problem, Bridget! I wrapped the burlap ribbon around it and then used flat thumb tacks (a bunch of them) to secure it to the top of the door!

April 17, 2014 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

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