Moss Covered Vase

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

I especially enjoy these types of crafts. How about you?

First of all, I enjoy drinking Caffé D’Vita have you ever given it a try? Well, I highly recommend you give these delicious drinks a try. This my evening indulgence.

Because I have several of these cans, I came up with the idea to make my easy vase project.

Besides whom doesn’t love working with moss especially when is is self stick. Yes self sticking moss. How amazing is this to have to make these kinds of craft ideas?

By the way the first time I made something with self stick moss was when making this Easy DIY Moss Wreath. This is another easy craft idea to make for the home. It’s especially perfect because it works from spring throughout summer into early fall.

Items Needed:

  • self stick moss, I highly recommend buying this from JoAnn Fabric it’s the best I have used
  • scissors
  • empty hot chocolate can or coffee can
  • card stock
  • jute 
  • glue gun and glue sticks

Let’s Begin Making the Moss Covered Vase

Step 1: Soak or Peel Lable off

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

CAN WITH LABEL
SOAKING LABEL OFF

Gather Supplies for the Project

Step 2: Grab Supplies,and Cut Moss to Fit

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 greens 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.

CLEAN CAN AND MOSS TO MAKE A VASE
MEASUTING THE MOSS TO COVER THE CAN FOR A VASE

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

ROLLING THE MOSS ON THE CAN
ADDING PIECES TO THE EDGE
ADDING THE GREENS TO THE EDGE

Let’s Add Interest to Making a Moss Covered Vase

Step 3: Adding a Tag to the Craft

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.

PRINTED IMAGE FOR A TAG
JUTE TO HOLD THE TAG ON THE VASE
MAKING A HOLE TO HANG
THREADING THE JUTE THROUGH THE TAG

Adding the Lable for Interest

Step 4: Adding the Lable with 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.

ATTACHING TAG TO THE MOSS VASE

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.

TAG JUTE WRAPPED AROUND CAN

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.

VASE FILLED WITH LAVENDER
VASE WITH BOOKS, DISHES AND BIRD FINIAL

I hope you enjoyed seeing this easy craft project to make a moss covered vase and will try one for yourself. This is truly so simple to make!

PIN THIS EASY CRAFT TO REMEMBER IT!

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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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