diy spanish moss balls

Moss balls are like, expensive. And that's just sort of ridiculous if you ask me. I was at a local decor warehouse place and was about to foolishly purchase fake looking balls that would have set me back $8.95 a piece when my mother in all her wisdom suggested I just make my own with her bag of spanish moss she had just lying around. I found three stryofoam balls for a quarter each and was on my merry way. 

My merry, messy, way.

You just need your spanish moss, balls of some kind, and a hot glue gun. And to be mentally and emotionally prepared for a mess.

The moss came in a bag and it was all sorts of tangled up together. So I removed a bunch and sort of flattened it and spread it out as much as I could. Then I just started liberally applying hot glue and just folding scads of moss onto the glue, adding more glue in places as I needed. The end. Mic drop. Or as Letty would say, easy peasey lemon squeezy. 

And a special thanks to my very special photographer, Letty.



  1. well they look splendid. and um so cheap. celebrations all around!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. they are gorgeous!!! total love/hate with Spanish miss for their messy proclivities. but these are worth it! so pretty!!! knocking it out of the park with your diys in that house!!!!

  3. I mean...genius! I am that idiot that spent a stupid about on three of the damn things at Target. And here you are in all your creative glory making me with I could return them. LOL

  4. Awesome😱😱😱 seriously. You are like, the queen!

  5. Turned out great! Despite the mess, of course. Cheap is key!


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