How to Glue Spanish Moss to Styrofoam

Overview

When you make dried floral creations, you often use Styrofoam as the foundation of the arrangements. Styrofoam gives your projects substance and shape without being heavy; however, Styrofoam can be unsightly if it is visible in your arrangement. You may wish to hide Styrofoam by covering it with Spanish moss. Spanish moss resembles a dry and curly grass and may be either green or brown in color. Glue Spanish moss to Styrofoam to conceal the Styrofoam and then create a beautiful dried floral arrangement using flowers from your flower gardens.

Step 1

Position the Styrofoam correctly in or on the container you are using for your project.

Step 2

If you are using hot glue, plug in your hot glue gun.

Step 3

Apply the hot glue or the craft glue to the entire surface area of the Styrofoam you wish to cover with Spanish moss.

Step 4

Place the Spanish moss over the Styrofoam, attaching it to the glue you applied in step 3. Gently press the Spanish moss onto the Styrofoam so that it stays attached to the Styrofoam.

Step 5

Allow the craft glue to dry or the hot glue to cool before proceeding with your arrangement.

Things You'll Need

  • Styrofoam
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Craft glue
  • Spanish moss

References

  • Silk Flower Smart: Floral Supplies
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