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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  1. Kate on October 16, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    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.

  2. Lynn on October 16, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    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…

  3. Kelly Stivers on October 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    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!

  4. Michelle on March 2, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    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?

  5. Kelly Stivers on March 3, 2014 at 1:01 am

    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!

  6. Bridget on April 10, 2014 at 2:58 am

    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?

  7. Kelly Stivers on April 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    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!

  8. Bridget on April 17, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    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!!

  9. Kelly Stivers on April 18, 2014 at 12:37 am

    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!

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