Make a beautiful DIY moss wreath for your spring front door! An easy 20 minute project that will bring new life to your front porch.
This spring wreath is easy to make and is a great Anthropologie dupe! See how to make it in a just a few easy steps below.
DIY Spring Moss Wreath
Have you met my sister Jen, Tatertots & Jello? She has been blogging for over 10 years and during that time I have done a few guest posts for her. Nine years ago, before I had my own blog, I created this Pottery Barn inspired Spring Butterfly Wreath for her. Check out the post to see some serious throw back pictures of me, my kids and my front porch!
That DIY moss wreath has always been one of my favorites. So, this year I wanted to recreate and update it. The design is still timeless and perfect for spring, but I wanted to bring a little bit more of my current personality to it.
I was recently at Anthropologie and Terrain and they have the most gorgeous spring moss wreaths. They also come with a pretty hefty price tag. Knowing I could easily recreate the look for a lot less money, I snapped a quick pic and catalogued it on my list of projects to try.
So, here is my DIY moss wreath. A fusion of my original Pottery Barn inspired Butterfly Wreath and the more boujee Terrain version. Let me know what you think!
How To Make A Moss Covered Wreath
Now, I’m not going to lie. This project was MESSY! If you want to make one of these cute wreaths for spring, make it outside. As you can see, I made it inside because I was trying to get good pictures, but the moss sheds, a lot!
But other than that, this project is pretty simple. A few bags of preserved moss, a wreath form and a hot glue gun are all that you need to make this DIY moss wreath. I think it turned it so cute and perfect for my spring front porch!
I still have some updates to do on our front porch so stay tuned for that, but this pretty vibrant green wreath really breathes new life into my front porch.
Reindeer Moss Wreath Supplies
Here is everything you need to make this Anthropologie-inspired DIY moss wreath.
- 1 bag preserved Forest Moss
- 1 bag preserved Reindeer Moss, chartreuse
- 1 bag preserved Reindeer Moss, natural
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- 1 14″ foam wreath form (see note below)
- Optional: ribbon to hang the wreath
- Optional: foraged sticks/branches
For this spring moss wreath, I reused a 14″ foam wreath form that I had on hand from a previous project. You could also use a grapevine wreath as I did in my original version. The moss tends to stick easier to the grapevine and you don’t have to cover the back with moss.
Either way works, but if I had a grapevine wreath on hand, I would have used that.
Also, I went into my backyard and found a few broken branches and sticks that had natural moss and lichen on them. I broke them into pieces and used them in my moss wreath to add a bit of texture. This is totally optional.
How To Make A Spring Wreath
Ok, so the first step is to cover your wreath with the forest moss. I worked in clumps and used the hot glue to adhere the moss to the wreath form. Leave a bit of space in between bunches so we can fill in with the reindeer moss.
If you are using the foam wreath form, you will want to cover the back of the wreath a bit too.
Next, start to fill in gaps with the chartreuse reindeer moss. Add clumps here and there on top of and in between the forest moss. And finally add the natural colored moss and a few pieces of bark or broken branches.
You want the overall look of this DIY moss wreath to look natural. The different types of moss and branches add texture, depth and interest.
When you are done adding the moss and branches, take it outside and shake it off a bit. This will eliminate a lot of shedding later. Better now than on your front stoop later, right?! This will also give you a good idea of how well the hot glue is sticking the moss to the wreath form. Fill in as necessary after this step.
When you are finished, add some ribbon. I finished off this reindeer moss wreath with a simple buffalo check ribbon to hang it. You could also just hang it from a wreath hook.
Let me know if you make this DIY moss wreath! Tag me on Instagram or leave me a comment. I love to share your projects!
Now be sure to check out all these other unique DIY wreath ideas for spring!
21 Spring Wreath Tutorials
Today I’m joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their DIY Spring Wreath tutorials with you! Be sure to see what they are sharing (and how they made it!) by clinking the links below the images.
More of My DIY Wreath Ideas
If you liked this post, be sure to check out these other DIY Wreath tutorials that I have on the blog!
Save This Pin For Later
- S’mores Dessert Board Idea - June 25, 2020
- How To Create An Outdoor Room That Feels Like An Extension of Your Home - June 23, 2020
- Backyard Outdoor Living Room Tour - June 18, 2020