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How to Make Moss Floral Wreaths

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Overview

Floral crafts allow you to make use of discarded floral arrangements and even the flowers growing on your own property. One attractive and decor-worthy craft involves making a floral moss wreath. Floral wreaths often hang on doors as an attractive welcome for guests, and incorporating moss gives it a rustic and botanical style. Making a moss floral wreath at home is limited only by your own creativity and can comprise as many flower varieties as you like, whether the wreath is worn as a crown or hung on a wall or door.

Step 1

Snip the hooked end from the wire clothes hanger and bend the remaining wire to create a large circle. It doesn't matter if it isn't perfectly even, because the flowers and moss will conceal it.

Step 2

Glue the hooked end you previously snipped back onto the circle of wire. Glue it to the opened part of the wire. This not only affixes the hook to it but closes the gap in the circle. It results in a circle attached to a hook with which to hang the wreath on a doorway.

Step 3

Select about 20 long-stemmed flowers of your choosing. Useful choices include morning glory, moon flower or practically anything with a vine-like stem.

Step 4

Apply a line of glue around the entire circumference of the wire circle.

Step 5

Wrap the flowers and stems around the wire circle in a spiral formation. Do this several times until the the wire is no longer visible through the flowers and stems. Allow it to dry for about 15 minutes.

Step 6

Place two or three small dots of glue strategically between some of the flowers on the wreath.

Step 7

Affix 1-inch-thick bunches of hanging Spanish moss to the spots of glue, allowing five minutes for it to cool and dry. This creates a hanging moss effect on the floral wreath.

Things You'll Need

  • Assorted flowers (fresh and dry)
  • Spanish moss (fresh)
  • Wire clothes hanger
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers
  • Hot glue gun with glue
  • Assorted embellishments (optional)
Keywords: moss floral wreath, floral crafts, moss uses

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Chelsea Hoffman is a professional freelance writer with works published both on the Web and in print. She currently resides in Las Vegas. The author of the new series of horror novellas, titled "Fear Chronicles," Hoffman's work can also be found on environmental websites like Dobegreen.com, where she helps spread environmental awareness with her mighty pen.