Move Over, Air Plants – There’s a New Trend in Town

Move over, Air Plants. You've got competition. (Marimo Moss Balls 101)

We are toe-deep in this air plant trend (I say only toe deep because they are very teeny plants). Also known as tillandsia, air plants are are everywhere you look. If you’re like me and you’re always on the hunt for an easy-to-care-for plant, chances are you owned at least one. Air plants are cool because they require no dirt, but what if I told you there was a plant that requires no watering because it lives in water?? Continue Reading

How To: Make a Natural Moss Wreath From Dollar Store Finds!

created at: 09/27/2011

This oversized moss wreath sure is a doozy, don’t you think?  It’ll blow your mind even more when you find out what the $1 wreath form is made out of… Care to wager a guess?  


Karen Bertelsen, whose many budget-friendly projects we’ve featured in the past (globe feeders, fire pits, and hanging lanterns–oh my!), recently took on the challenge to create a stunning nature-inspired wreath solely from dollar store finds.  The real kicker is the oversized wreath form she made herself… wait for it… from a $1 pool noodle.   Continue Reading

DIY All-Natural Moss Graffiti

created at: 08/28/2011

Unattractive neighborhood wall you want to de-ugly or a wall on your home you want to add a pop to for a special occasion? Then look no further, this DIY project is for you!  

Creating a moss graffiti wall takes only three ingredients, a little creativity, and some patience. I’d love to write a phrase on my patio wall or maybe my house numbers on the porch pillars of my house. Really the possibilities are endless. Continue Reading

Painting with Plants – The Living Wall.


created at: 2009/11/19

Designer Kari Elwell Katzander has painted a wall for the PNC bank building in Pittsburgh…

and, it’s alive.

“PNC really allowed me be very creative with the design of this wall. Inspirations from Verner Panton,Joan Miro and Alexander Calder were taken and used through my design process. Painting with living plants is a challenge met with great respect for the plant material used to grow vertically.”

Read more at Contemporist.


Making Mossy Wall Art


Mossy Wall Art

Remember the Styrofoam wall art post? Well, here’s another version making cool art out of the stuff but using faux moss instead of paper and fabric. To whip a nature-y triptych up of your own, you’ll need some stuff, which include:

  • 1 sheet of 36″ x 12″ x 1″ or 3 squares of 12″ x 12″ Styrofoam
  • 3 14″ x 14″ sheets of faux moss
  • a serrated knife
  • a candle stub or paraffin
  • ruler
  • dental floss (optional)
  • a scissors
  • straight pins
  • a level
  • poster adhesive or small sawtooth hangers an nails for hanging
  • low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • tacky white craft glue
  • curly willow twigs, raffia or twine, for embellishment, but totally optional

To read how to put it all together, follow this jump. Continue Reading

How to create graffiti with moss.

‘Painting’ with moss is relatively easy, so says artist Helen Nodding. The perfect location for these lush creations is damp, shady walls.

To give graffiti moss a go, you’ll need:

  • 1 can of beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • a few clumps clean moss from the garden (remove any rocks or dirt from it)
  • a plastic container with lid
  • a blender
  • a paintbrush

Read the rest of Helen’s tutorial at Via.