DIY Tutorial – Make Some Moss Orbs

I made a couple of these Moss Orbs for my Dining Room, to go with the Moss Reindeer that you see in the photo above (purchased from Target). These orbs are so easy to make it almost seems silly to post a Tutorial on them, however I did use some unconventional materials here, that you might find interesting!

Obviously I used some Sheet Moss, I used the Super Moss that I got at But that’s not the unconventional part ….

…. this is! Instead of using Styrofoam as the base, I used 2 kids bouncy balls! Why you ask? Well for one, I’m not super fond of Styrofoam as a material, although I have used it if I can’t find anything to replace it with. And two, when I priced large styrofoam balls they were $18.00 a piece at my craft store. Yikes! Then I found these kids bouncy balls for only $1.50 a piece at my local discount store! Much better! But even better yet… if you have kids, then you might have some old bouncy balls that your kids aren’t using, just lying around that you could re purpose for this project.

All I did was hot glue the Sheet Moss to the ball, using the low setting on my glue gun. I left a little opening around the hole, so that I can pump them back up if I need to!

I worked my way around the ball, until the whole thing was covered, filling in any holes with small bits of moss.

And here they are in some Antique Champagne Buckets! A nice touch of greenery for my Dining Room!

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  1. Who’d have thunk it? hehehe! Way outside the box…love it!
    Crafty Hugs,

  2. Great idea!

  3. You'r always so clever! Great idea!

  4. I love it! I just picture your family tossing them around the house! Having Moss Wars!

  5. Oh Karen! I LOVE THIS!!!! They are really awesome and what a cost saver…Brilliant on your part…really BRILLIANT!!!! Thanks for sharing you incredible tip! By the way…they look GORGEOUS! hugs…

  6. Love these and I don't think I would have thought of kids balls, so thank you! I don't like working with styrofoam, either! Thank You!
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Nice idea using the bouncy balls! Also…I really like the image on the wall in the frame! Looks a tiny bit like you!

  8. Excellente idée ! Merci et bonnes fêtes de fin d'année !

  9. Hi Karen, this is probably not the place for it but just to say that I love your blogs and really look forward to them. I am from Australia and when I check my emails, even if I don’t have much time, yours are always opened first. What a talented girl you are. Have a lovely Christmas and a very happy 2013. Warm wishes, Suzanne

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