How to Make a Moss Flower Arrangement

Learn how to use moss to create a unique, on-trend arrangement. 

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser. Design by Lindsay Coletta.

Driftwood Tablescape

Looking for a unique arrangement for a sideboard or tabletop? This stunning driftwood and moss arrangement is a conversation piece that is easy to make at home.

What You Need

For this project you will need: mood moss / Spanish moss / 2 small air plants / 2 small potted ferns and an interesting piece of driftwood plus 1 favorite small potted flower.

Step 1

First cover the piece of driftwood in desired sections with mood moss tucking it into desired places on the piece of driftwood.  Since every piece of driftwood is usually very organic you could always use a small dab of hot glue to secure a corner here or there. For this project the moss stayed secured and it wasn’t necessary. 

Step 2

Divide your arrangement into two parts. Start with one side creatively placing ferns, air plants and your potted flower where desired, trying to create balance by spreading them all out. Finish by with a small patch of Spanish moss to create interesting texture. There are many pretty varieties of moss to work with for each of these projects. 

Step 3

Check for any exposed spots by filling in with green mood moss. The arrangement should last up to three weeks or longer with care. For care spray with a water bottle keeping arrangement slightly moist every 3-4 days.

It's a Wrap

This minimalist composition works best when displayed on its own without too much visual clutter to interfere.

Whimsical Hollowed Birch

A hollow branch and pops of color from a variety of flowers make this fairy-tale delicate moss arrangement shine.

What You Need

You will need one hollowed out birch tube container and a few clippings of your favorite and available flowers to accent your desired palette or tablescape. You could even forage what is seasonally available in your yard. Flowers used in these frames (green ranunculus, chocolate queen Anne's lace and purple foxglove). Also pick up: spike moss / one small potted live moss / two Mikado plants (the plants that look like antennas) / one small potted succulent variety / 1-4 inch section of wet foam. 

Steps 1 and 2

Step 1: Start by filling both ends of the hollowed-out birch container with assorted live moss. You do not need to fill it entirely, just enough to create fullness and enough thickness for your potted plants to rest on and for the roots to be hidden and the moss to be organically spilling out. Step 2: Take the small piece of wet foam and begin sticking your chosen flower and foliage clippings into the wet foam. 

Step 3

After making a small arrangement with the wet foam place the arrangement into the desired end of the container. Then place the remaining moss into the end of the container. This not only “caps” the opening, protecting the plants but also creates more interest with the different textures of moss. 

Step 4

Finish with placing small potted fern and into the top of the birch container with a pinch of moss. This is a short-lived arrangement that will last 2-3 days. 

Whimsical Hollowed Birch

Finished Arrangement

A variety of rich green tones create a lush look in this arrangement.

What You Need

One angel vine wreath / one plate to act as a container for the bottom / three small potted succulents / one bonsai plant / two air plants / lichen / moss / hot glue gun.  

Step 1

Break apart small 1-2 inch pieces of collected twigs and branches. 

Step 2

Start by hot gluing twigs and branches followed by lichen moss onto the outside of your wreath form while still leaving some of the wreath exposed. Place wreath on top of a perfectly fit plate or base to keep all of the plants and moss inside the center base. If you would rather not use the hot glue gun you don’t have to: this is just to make sure the broken pieces are secure and permanently in place. If you opt not to work with the glue gun, angle each piece tucking it into the woven outer parts of the wreath.  

Steps 3 and 4

Step 3: Place plants in desired arrangement inside the center of the wreath. Leaving them in the pots is fine. Finish by covering the edges of the pots and arrangements with your desired moss, creating a plush and full center of assorted texture. Step 4: Pin succulents to the side of the wreath, adorning the wreath with the three assorted succulents.  Water every 4-6 days.    

Bird's Nest

Woven Decorative Balls

This miniature world makes use of a pre-made woven ball form to hold a fragile moss arrangement.

What You Need

Three Deco vine balls 6”, 8” and 10” (available at your local craft store) / three sheets of clear plastic clear gift wrap (you can pre cut one 3”, 4” and 5” circle for the bottom of each arrangement) / two small potted violets / three small assorted ferns / three assorted succulents / three assorted air plants (small) / three different types assorted moss / one pitcher plant for the larger wire ball.  

Step 1

Start by cutting a three inch opening into the top of the vine ball. Regular sharp scissors works fine for this. Place your hand firmly on the vine ball while cutting. 

Step 2

Cut the clear gift wrap to act as a liner for the container protecting the table and holding moisture for your terrarium arrangement. 

Step 3

Place the liner in each container. 

Step 4

Place the soil. 

Step 5

Gently place assorted moss into the container around your prefered planted flowers and ferns. 

Step 6

Place air plants on top of moss lastly. Each of these arrangements should last weeks. Carefully water or moisten with a spray bottle once every week. 

Woven Deco Balls

Traditional Glass Terrarium

A glass terrarium in an unusual shape is a great way to spotlight a well-curated collection of plants.

What You Need

Eight-inch glass terrarium / 3-6 river rocks / one small handfull of small pebbles / banana moss / Spanish moss / spike moss / one small potted violet / three assorted succulents / one small potted flower.

Step 1

Fill the bottom of the terrarium with your soil mix. 

Step 2

Fill the bottom of the glass terrarium with the banana moss covering the entire bottom. 

Step 3

Begin planting ferns, violet and succulents into the separated pieces of moss. 

Step 4

Decorate the surface of the moss and around the plants with the succulents, tucking them into the soil layer and followed by placing the river rocks for decoration. Spritz with water every 6-10  days.

Finished Arrangement

With regular watering this beautiful arrangement has the potential to last for months.