Hello my friends, are you beginning crafts for your fall décor?
DIY Moss Pumpkin
I have finished a few projects for the fall season and today I want to share a DIY Moss Pumpkin.
In addition to this DIY Moss Pumpkin, I will be sharing a few other pumpkin DIY’s so look for emails arriving soon to your inboxes.
After looking on Pinterest, I saw a picture of a DIY Moss Pumpkin and thought I would use what came to mind.
As a rule, I usually don’t begin a project without at least looking at pictures but since I have made topiaries I thought I could come up with an idea.
Before I began this DIY I took stock of supplies I already had on hand. For instance, I knew I had faux pumpkins and I knew I had reindeer moss leftover from other projects.
- faux pumpkin approximately 7″
- self-stick moss matt
- light brown wax
- real pumpkin stem, optional
After I looked at the reindeer moss I remembered how messy that is and realized it wouldn’t give me the details a pumpkin has and it could potentially look like a moss ball with a stem.
Next, I went to Michael’s to look around and purchased peel and stick moss. After getting home I wasn’t sure how sticky the moss would be so I decided to get my glue gun out in case.
First carefully remove the stem, usually they can be twisted out of the pumpkin rather easily.
Next, I began the task of getting a template of each section of the pumpkin to create my DIY Moss Pumpkin.
How I Created the Template?
Using a piece of printer paper I pushed the paper against the pumpkin to achieve the curvature and width also remembering pumpkins are more narrow on top than bottom.
Next, I used a pen to create my lines and cut the section. After I was happy with the shape I began tracing each section on my peel and stick moss.
After they were traced I cut each section, by the way, these two steps were the most time consuming for this DIY moss pumpkin.
What Step is Next?
Remember I mentioned getting my glue gun out in the beginning of this post?
I was shocked how sticky the moss was because my finger tips stuck immediately after peeling back the paper. After removing my fingers, I learned my lesson about assuming.
Placing Each Section
Once I began placing my first section, I pressed the edges into the creases very well so I would get the shape of the pumpkin.
Next, repeat this process until the pumpkin is covered with the moss strips. These steps are especially important to give the pumpkin its shape.
After each strip is pushed and pressed into place showing the dimension of your pumpkin attach the original stem or add a real stem as I did.
Lastly, to add a bit more dimension, using a small stencil brush with a bit of light brown wax I brushed the wax on gently ensuring not to disturb the moss.
Finally, my DIY Moss Pumpkin found a home on our coffee table.
Loving natural elements for this time of year using a very old book as a riser and placing the moss pumpkin in a vintage silver bowl surrounded by gilded and natural walnuts adds even more texture.
In the end, adding my large French cloche adds a perfect finishing touch.
I hope this DIY moss pumpkin inspires you to give this a try because this is an easy DIY and add natural elements to your fall décor.
Are you a fan of different textures and natural elements this time of year I would love to know?
This is a fall grapevine Citrus wreath I made recently that might be of interest.