How to Make a Moss Topiary Tree

Home decor doesn’t have to cost a fortune, especially if you can make it yourself. I often find beautiful home accessories in magazines and catalogs only to realize the prices are outrageous. Most of the time the products I see in catalogs can be made with a few supplies for a fraction of the cost. Today I’m going to show you how I made a moss topiary tree  to add to my tabletop decor.

Moss topiary tree - Crafts UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own moss topiary tree:

how to make a moss topiary tree

1. To make the moss tree, I used a bag of preserved sheet moss and a Styrofoam ball. I began by thinning the moss sheet as much as possible by removing the brown layer underneath.

tree 12. Using a hot glue gun on a low temp, I carefully glued the moss around the ball. It’s best to work in sections then fill in any gaps with leftover moss.

tree 23. I then inserted my tree branch into the Styrofoam ball.

tree 34. I placed a piece of floral foam inside my flower pot and added my tree branch in the center. To make sure it was stable, I glued around the hole to prevent the tree from leaning.

tree 45. To cover the floral foam, I used leftover moss and a small amount of hot glue to keep it in place.

tree 5I then finished it off with a burlap ribbon. The best part about this project is that one bag of moss can make 2-3 topiary trees. I’m going to make a second tree to place on the opposite end of my table and use them for my spring decor.

Moss topiary tree 2- Crafts Unleashed

About Crystal

Crystal is the crafter and writer behind She’s a wife, SAHM and crafty blogger who spends most of her days trying to balance all three roles while still squeezing in time for crafting. She enjoys creating on a budget and taking something from blah to fabulous with quick and easy tutorials. She is passionate about living a creative lifestyle and loves sharing a variety of DIY projects, paper crafts, and recipes.


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