How to Make Moss Balls

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Daisy's room, moss, pillows, thrift store, yard sale | 18 comments

Daisy is officially 13 years old.

Her room is almost complete!

I only have a few pictures to share. . .

I took these pictures after a slumber party the night before, so I had to zoom in pretty close!

I will share more pictures when the sleeping bags and general mess are gone!

Daisy loves “simple.”

She wanted to make sure that the arrangement over her bed was not “too much.”

Here is what we came up with.

I found the candle sconces at a yard sale for $2.

I broke out the spray paint. . . again!

The sconces got a coat of turquoise blue.

And, the $1 frame got a coat of green.

I headed over to The Paper Source (one of the most inspirational stores on the planet!) for a piece of beautiful paper.

I added that to the green frame.

I wanted to add something to the sconces, but not candles.

I decided that moss balls would look great.

They were a little pricey, and I could not find the color green that I wanted.

So, I decided to make some myself.

I found the moss at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.

I was going to pick up some styrofoam balls, but they were also expensive!

(We are trying our best to be thrifty with this room!)

I had some old Christmas ornaments at home that I knew would be perfect.

I hot glued the moss onto the ball.

It worked great, because the “stem” of the ornament fit in the candle holder.

I did not DIY the pillows.

I am not in the mood to sew. . .

So, I bought instead.

The Euro shams were on clearance at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $15! I couldn’t resist!

I picked up the other pillows at Target, TJMaxx and the Dillard’s clearance rack.

The shams were the inspiration for the whole room

I found them at Goodwill for $4 – still in the package!

Daisy is loving her room.

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  1. You and Daisy did an awesome job on her room! It is just right for a teenager…vivid colors with a vintage feel and a little shabby chic thrown in for style. Tell her Happy Birthday! LC

  2. What a lucky girl, that room is so special and cheerful. Not kiddish at all. Love all the great decorations with the pillows and wall art. Isn’t it great when things work out with what you have/ Don’t know where you live but you sure have alot more in retail shopping than we do (live west of Grand Junction, CO). We’ll have a T.J. Maxx in a few months, they’re remodeling a Borders book store. Really love the moss balls and what you made them out of. Happy week to you and yours.
    Why in the heck are styrofoam ball so blasted expensive?

  3. So grown up and pretty! You did a wonderful job!

  4. Mrs. Melissa — I love your blog. Every time I visit the thrift store I think of your blog for inspiration. I cannot believe that Daisy is 13 — she was a toddler when you all first moved to Murfreesboro!

    I love this post — her room is fabulous. My mom let me re-do my room around the same age Daisy is, and this summer it received another makeover since I have officially “moved-out”. I’m feeling a little nostalgic to say the least. Hope you all are doing well. Your girls are beautiful.

    Blessings from a former youth grouper!

  5. Love the candle holders and they are so pretty in turquoise. Great idea to use Christmas ornaments for the foundation. Pretty pillow too!

  6. This just makes me smile from ear to ear. LOVE the colors, and I think it was so creative to top the candle sconces with moss! love it. thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  7. What a great mix of colors and textures! Love this room!

  8. what a beautiful space- I love the colors!

  9. Would Daisy mind if I moved in with her? I love the space and how you decorated it. A great mix of color and textures. So very pretty! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

    • She just might! Do you have any craft supplies to share?!

  10. Cute, cute, cute. I love the moss balls and have made quite a few. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

    • I can not believe how expensive the moss balls are! I was glad to find a cheap alternative!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea on Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    I love this project and can’t wait to do it!


  12. The room looks so fun! I love the colours in the patterned pillows.

    • We started to whole room with those cute pillow shams. I found the other pillows here and there around town. I love mixing fabrics!

  13. Congrats! Just wanted to let you know you’ve been featured on Simple & Sweet Fridays for this creative project! Have a wonderful weekend!


  14. What a great idea to make your own! They look great.

    Warmly, Michelle

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