Decorate your front porch and welcome guests to your home with a pretty moss covered spring wreath.
I’m prepping my porch for a brand new front door. I know the transition to a new door will disappoint some of my long time followers – you love my pretty pink front door – but, it’s time.
The new door will provide a bit more privacy for my cottage’s rambler-style floor plan. It has six small, square windows as opposed to one large clear glass window.
I don’t think the gorgeous egg-shaped spring wreath I created last year will fit on the door, so I was excited when Krista invited me to participate in this week’s Spring Simplicity blog hop.
You can find links to all two-dozen pretty spring wreaths at the bottom of this post!
Moss Covered Spring Wreath
Green, spongy moss always reminds me of spring. I am not quite sure why, because it’s drier than dry here in Utah and it’s rare to see moss growing down in the valley where I live.
In any event, I’ve always wanted to create a moss covered wreath, but just didn’t want to deal with the mess of hand gluing bits of moss to a styrofoam wreath form…I just don’t have the time or the patience to craft for long periods.
When I saw this moss covered wreath form in Michaels, I knew it would make the perfect base for my spring wreath this year. I snatched it up straight away, along with a bunch of spring flowers.
What you will need to create this spring wreath:
Most of the items included on my wreath were purchased at Michaels for 40-50% off. I have provided a direct affiliate link wherever possible so that you can easily pick up the same/similar items and create your own moss covered spring wreath.
- Moss Covered Wreath Form
- Coral Tea Leaf Berry Bush
- White Queen’s Anne’s Lace
- Beige Ranunculus Bush
- Blush Hops Stem
- Metal Birdcage Pick
- Hello Spring Wood Pick
- Spring Berries
- Acrylic Paint (I used this color)
- Foam Brush
- Glue Gun + Glue
- Floral Wire
Instructions for recreating moss covered spring wreath:
Pull together all of your supplies and stage them in your crafting space.
Looking for a little craft room inspiration? Check out my full craft studio tour and see the Ikea “kitchen island” I work on.
Paint any wood elements, like the Hello Spring pick I used, using acrylic paint and a foam brush. While the paint is drying add and secure the floral elements.
Place the moss covered wreath front and center. The wreath form has a flat back, which will keep it stable as you add design elements to the wreath.
In cases where the stem was long enough, I added a bit of hot glue to the end of the wire before pushing it into the styrofoam. The hot glue keeps the floral wire from slipping back out.
Where the flowers lie flat against the moss, I simply secured them with a generous amount of hot glue.
Typically I start with the largest leaves and flora, however with this moss covered wreath I started with the bulkiest stem – coral tea leaf. Place half the coral tea leaf climbing up the wreath and the other half trailing down.
Once the bulkiest pieces are attached, place the metal birdcage pick just above center. Use it to hide the space where the coral tea leaf changes direction.
I love using unexpected accessories as the focal point in my wreaths. Perhaps my most popular is this cute spring bicycle wreath that’s been pinned more than 10,000 times!
Next place the ranunculus and the blush hops on the wreath filling in the blank spots left uncovered after the coral tea leaf and wire birdcage have been placed.
Spring berries fill in the remainder of the open space.
The final step in finishing off the wreath is to add the wood “Hello Spring” pick in the bottom center of the wreath. Add any ribbon or ties to the wreath at this time.
I am so happy with how this moss covered spring wreath looks. I think it will work perfectly on my new front door!
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Lucy AKINS says
I love the colors you chose and the little bird cage…so cute.
Hey Lucy! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I am all for blush this spring…Now if only spring would arrive. It’s freezing outside today and I am over the snow! xo
This is so pretty for Spring, but I am really crushing on that bicycle wreath!! xoxo
Thanks so much Christy! I appreciate your sweet comments about this year’s spring wreath, as well as my bicycle wreath from last year. It’s fun to have options. I love having wreaths both inside and outside of my home! It’s fun getting to know you a bit through Krista’s series. xo
This is SO pretty Tauni! I’m loving all the different flowers together with the moss…perfect to welcome spring!
Thank you, my friend. I am so used to working with a grapevine wreath form, this was a fun departure. I don’t know that I love working with moss though…It’s everywhere! xo
Leslie Marino Davis says
Love the moss base and all the little flowers! Just beautiful.
Thank you so much Leslie! I sure enjoy making wreaths. Its one of my favorite self-care activities! xo
Thanks for sharing Tauni. I love the moss and all the texture. That bicycle wreath is adorable too! Happy Spring!
Thanks Krista! I really enjoy joining you in these challenges. It pushes me to create something specific each week, which is a great motivator! I’ve also loved learning a little bit more about you when reading your posts! xo Tauni
Ashley Stringfellow says
I love this pretty wreath – it is perfect for spring with it’s soft blush colors. xoxo
Thanks Ashley! I was just over on your site admiring your lovely hoop wreath. You have such a perfect little porch area. I love that it’s enclosed…wish I had something similar on the crazy windy days we have here! xo Tauni
Kristin salazar says
Such a gorgeous wreath,I love the moss as the back drop, so pretty! You pink front door is gorgeous, I can’t wait to see what you replace it with !
Kristin, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment about my wreath project! xo Tauni
Sarah@The DIY Mommy says
I love the blush colours you used – fantastic, fresh spring project 🙂
Thanks Sarah! I love blush pink. It’s one of my favorite colors! xo Tauni
Katarina - Sukhirugs.com says
The florals are breathtaking! I love how many gentle, romantic colors there are. The birdcage is like a cherry on the top of the cake (wreath) and it really stands out. And it’s incredible how this is easy to make. Thank you for sharing the recipe! 🙂
Thank you for the kind comment Katarina!