Hello, hello friends!
I'm so happy to be popping by today from Making it in the Mountains, where I write about our journey to renovate our first fixer-upper.
And of course, whites, wood, & so much character …
There's just nothing quite so charming as that old farmhouse style.
Now, just because most of us don't actually get to call a big ol' farmhouse home, doesn't mean we can't incorporate some of that charm into wherever it is we do live. We've certainly been working hard at making over our old 70's fixer-upper with some rustic, farmhouse style.
The thing is, it can't ALL be white.
There's nothing like a touch of nature to breathe a bit of life into a space and today, I'm sharing a super quick and easy project to bring the perfect pop of natural colour to your space!
I can't wait to show y'all just how simple these DIY moss topiary balls were to make!
Working over a bit of newspaper to control the mess (this moss is no joke!), I started by spraying a small section of my styrofoam ball with some spray adhesive, quickly covering it with a thin layer of moss. Then, I simply continued on my merry way – spraying small sections and packing them over with moss, until my entire styrofoam ball had been covered. Between the moss and the spray adhesive, my fingers were definitely a bit of a mess, so I didn't manage to get much in terms of progress picks, but you get idea – it really was as simple as it sounds.
With my styrofoam ball completely covered, I gave it a nice firm roll around in my hands a few times, just to make sure all that moss was packed down as well as it could be.
And that's it friends! Pretty moss topiary balls in just minutes!
I can think of a zillion ways to put these to work – popping them onto plant pots, stacking them into lanterns, or even just arranging them on a shelf, all on their own.
But, I chose to place them on top of a couple of wooden candlesticks I had laying around (I seem to always have more holders than candles!) and I love the way the green pops when paired with the distressed wood!
I think they look so pretty sitting atop our DIY faux fireplace!
They may have taken just minutes to make, but these pretty DIY moss topiary balls sure to do bring a beautiful touch of nature to any space!
And, just in case you're curious (I get asked about it ALL the time) … that beautiful wall in the background is actually stencilled. You'll never believe how quick and easy it was to do (read all about it here)!
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!