Making A Moss Covered Vase

Hello everyone, today I am sharing making a moss covered vase. It’s an easy craft and costs next to nothing.

It’s also the third day of the month and that means it’s DIY Challenge time hosted by my friend Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip.  This months challenge is upcycling and if you have followed Cloches and Lavender you are aware how I enjoy upcycling.

If you’re coming from Corine at Junk to Gems welcome and I hope you enjoyed her DIY.

After Terrie had given us our challenge I immediately thought of making my moss covered vase project. I buy a product Named Caffé DVita. By the way, you may like to give this try it is very good, I gave the Mocha a try but my favorite is White Chocolate. It’s like drinking White Chocolate hot cocoa.

Incidentally, spring is coming, the clocks are going to change giving us more daylight too. Besides saving these cans for craft projects, this challenge lead to my idea for making a moss covered vase. Moss is perfect for especially early spring.

As a result of using this self stick moss for my Easy DIY Moss Wreath having packages leftover is the perfect addition.

Items Needed:

  • self stick moss, I highly recommend buying this from JoAnn Fabric
  • scissors
  • empty hot chocolate can or coffee can
  • card stock
  • jute 
  • glue gun and glue sticks

Let’s Begin Making the Moss Covered Vase

To begin with, I soaked my can in warm soapy water to remove the label and dried.

Next, I had to measure the length of my can and cut my moss into a long enough strip to wrap around the can. Afterward, removing the paper backing from the moss I also begin lining up my can to make the moss straight. After, holding can straight I begin rolling my can connecting it making my moss covered vase, again making sure it stays straight.

Incidentally, the top edge of the can was showing and I made sure to cover this also. Here I cut thin small adding them moss covered can. Doing this adds a clean look.

Let’s Add Interest to Making a Moss Covered Vase

Meanwhile, let’s add Interest to the moss vase and I am doing this by printing an image on stock paper. After I print my image I begin cutting the image using Frisker scissors to add detail to the image edge. Next, I add a hole using a screw I have on my craft tabletop. Using the screw for example, gave me the correct size hole I need for the jute.

Next, I add the jute through both holes placing it on an angel to the moss covered vase. Meanwhile my glue gun is heating as I get my image in position. So then, adding hot glue to all four corners of my image I add glue in the center and let dry for a second.

Finally I wrap jute around the can wrapping one side at a time. Incidentally, make sure you wrap your jute in opposite directions. Also make sure your jute lines up to keep it neat and tie a not for the moss covered vase.

Styling the Moss Vase

In the end the vase is on our bookcase as I am beginning to decorate it for spring. Adding lavender seems perfect and I love green and purple together. This can also be filled with water and fresh flowers and I may do that or add a pretty viola once the garden centers open for the season.

Now hope over and visit Tammy at Patina and Paint and see her amazing DIY.

Are you getting ready for spring? This craft is easy and fast and I would appreciate you sharing this on Pinterest.


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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

42 thoughts on “Making A Moss Covered Vase

  1. Cindy you are the Queen of styling a vignette! I love this moss covered can and adding the image of lavender was the perfect touch. It looks so beautiful when styled with everything else. I love your little bird too! Thanks for sharing….

  2. What a beautiful way to upcycle a can! I’ve always wanted to do something with ours but I never remember to save them! Thank you so much for the inspiration, Cindy! P.S. Your vignette is so pretty! I love your pretty dishes and vintage bird too!

  3. What a fabulous idea for upcycling a can, Cindy! Using moss is really creative and I love that you added lavender along with a lavender picture tied on with jute – making it quite unique!

  4. I think you are now the Queen of Moss!! And of course, I mean that in the best way possible. SO creative and lovely. And as usual, your nails look gorgeous!

  5. You are on fire with these gorgeous moss projects, Cindy! I’m loving and pinning every one of them. I love how simple this way to create but also how easy it would be to give away as a gift as well. It’s super cute and perfect for Spring! Hugs, CoCo

  6. Ha Kim, love moss for spring and summer. I have been having the same person do them for do long she’s my friend now. She comes to the house now that I can’t drive

  7. Cindy this turned out absolutely gorgeous!! Loved everything about this!! Just beautiful!!

  8. What a lovely vase! It seems easy enough that even I could make one! Thanks so much for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party.

  9. I had no idea that moss sheets are available in stick on. I love an upcycle project and you made a can look like a million bucks. I will be buying some moss like this the next time I shop at JoAnne’s.

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