How to make your own Moss Pumpkins!
If you’ve followed E&E for awhile, you know that I love moss balls, and I usually try and pick them up whenever I find them at a good price. They are great for all kinds of decor, or just piled up in a basket or bowl, and they are perfect for adding a touch of greenery in a display. While decorating for Fall, I started thinking about making some moss pumpkins, just like the giant moss balls I made several months ago.
So I headed to Hobby Lobby to pick up some preserved moss and plastic pumpkins. Luckily, all of their Fall decor was on sale at 40% off! I picked up some loose preserved moss and also a package of the moss mat, since I wasn’t sure which one would work the best.
I found some really cute plastic pumpkins with stems that look like the real deal, so I picked up several of those. I already had a large plastic pumpkin left over from last year’s Fall decor that I would use for a larger size.
Supplies you will need:
- Preserved Moss
- Plastic Pumpkins
- Glue gun with glue sticks
I started by cutting some of the moss mat into strips, approximately the length and width of one of the “sections” of the pumpkin. You can measure to be more accurate, but I just sort of eyeballed it and it worked out fine.
Taking one strip, I trimmed the top and bottom so that it had more of a “feather” shape. There is a paper backing to the moss mat, so I peeled it off revealing the sticky backing. The moss mat might stick by itself, but just to be on the safe side, I added glue from the glue gun, and placed the strip over one of the sections of the pumpkin, pressing down all the edges.
I worked with one section at a time, repeating the process, doing opposite sides, until I got to the last section. If some of the sections overlap, that’s fine.
Here’s what it looks like when finished!
It turned out so cute!
I had a larger pumpkin, and I chose to use the loose preserved moss instead of the moss mat. Though it looks great, I think I like the smaller ones covered in the moss sections better.
If you use the loose preserved moss, just spray the pumpkin with 3M spray glue, a section at a time, and press the loose moss into it, holding it until it sets.
The moss pumpkins work perfectly for a more neutral color scheme, or to add in with other Fall colors.
I love the way they look against the little white baby boos.
They have a very natural, organic feel, and after the season is over, they can be stored away for next year!
I’m not a bright “pumpkin orange” kind of person. I love the softer, muted tones of the season, but even if you love the traditional orange colors of Fall, these moss pumpkins will still work perfectly added into your displays and decor.
I’m still looking for some of the heirloom pumpkins in the gorgeous pastel colors.
So far, I haven’t found any locally, but I’m still looking!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my moss pumpkins! Let me know if you are going to make some for your Fall displays!
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So, tell me, what’s your favorite way to decorate for Fall?