Wouldn’t you love to bring that feeling of Springtime inside with you? We have a craft to do just that, and you don’t even need a green thumb (or a cute cat) to pull it off!
We’ve created this high-end looking DIY moss picture frame using affordable supplies that are sure to help your space feel fresh and green, without spending a ton of green!
Moss mirrors have been trending all season long, when Access Daily asked us to create a budget friendly version for a segment we couldn’t say no! Mirrors can be extremely expensive, so we swapped them out with frames, in fact we went to Michaels and found damaged frames in their sale section. We are all about that discount life! The end result is so stunning we didn’t even end up missing the mirror at all.
- Picture Frame
- Crafting Moss
- Hot Glue
- Faux Spring Florals
- Wire Cutters
- Hair Spray
1 Prep the frame- Take off the backing and the glass of the frame. Sloppily paint the frame with green acrylic paint. This will help hide the frame incase there are any patchy spots after gluing the moss.
2 Cover the frame with your moss – Apply hot glue directly to your frame and press your moss firmly onto the frame. It’s best to work in sections so that you can apply the moss before the hot glue dries. Cover the entire frame with moss, filling in any gaps of exposed frame as needed. You can use your scissors to give the moss a bit of a haircut until it looks the way you like it!
Tip: Use an old glue gun… this is a messy project. Moss will get everywhere, including all over your glue gun. Of course you can clean it, but it’s just easier to use an old one!
Tip: Use a finger protector! This will save your fingers from any hot glue! If you don’t have one, get one…even if you’re not making this project.
3 Applying florals – Take your faux florals and use your wire cutters to separate them from each other. Begin arranging them on your frame however you like (TIP: make sure you’re happy with the placement of your florals before hot gluing them down!)
OPTIONALLY: You can really bring this frame to life by adding things like fake insects (example: We used fake butterflies for a touch of whimsy!)
4 Lock in the moss – To keep your frame from shedding, you can use hairspray on your moss to create a nice hold. We recommend doing this outside or in a well-ventilated area to avoid lingering hairspray smell.
5 Style it your way! – Whether you use it to frame a photo, print, or as an accent to a gallery wall, this frame is sure to bring the feeling of springtime indoors. Our cat Teddy decided it looked best with him sitting in the center, and frankly we couldn’t agree more!