how to make a moss based wreath

You’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, but Spring is just around the corner… I cannot wait for the change of seasons! So to celebrate, I…


You’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, but Spring is just around the corner…

I cannot wait for the change of seasons!

So to celebrate, I decided to try my hand at making a wreath!

I love the cottagecore aesthetic, so have attempted to make a cottagecore themed one. While researching cottagecore themed, I came across this YouTube tutorial, and decided to make a moss themed one.

While the end product is beautiful (in my opinion), moss is really messy to work with! I kind of wished I had made this outdoors. Instead, I just ended up having a few vacuum breaks.

Overall, I’m happy with how it turned out. It is adding a pop of happiness and color to the dreary last few days of winter.



As people have been pointing out on my Facebook page recently, I could probably save money if I just bought store bought items.

But as someone who enjoys crafting and finds therapeutic value in it, I decided to make one.

And I love how mine turned out.


Moss is messy.

If you are making this indoors, have a vacuum handy, and be prepared to use it regularly.

This would have been a fun project to make outdoors. It is snowing here, so I decided against that!

Wreath Form

I used a wire wreath form because I picked it up at Joann ‘s for US$6.99 in their sale.

I think other types of wreaths would work well too, though how you attach certain elements would be different.


Even though I used dried flowers, you can use whatever you want!

These are some of the wreaths I saw that inspired me to try making my own.

Florence and Flowers

Arcane Alchemy Art

My One Hundred Year Old Home

I would love to see what you come up with!


Most of the mess the moss made was when I moved the wreath. I haven’t seen any extra shedding since hanging it up.

I am considering using a clear sealant to see it that would help with any potential future shedding. When I do that, I will update this post.

Items and Equipment Needed

  • Wreath Form (I used an 18 inch one)
  • Floral Wire
  • Wire Cutter
  • Moss
  • Wreath door hanger (My front door had a screw affixed to it, so I didn’t need one)
  • (optional) Dried Flowers
  • (optional) hot glue
  • (optional) Butterflies
  • (optional) thick cardboard
  • (optional) pen/pencil
  • (optional) pencil
  • (optional) fabric twine


  1. Turn the wreath the wrong way around so that edge of the wreath form faces up
  2. Wrap floral wire around it
  1. Grab handfuls of moss, and secure it to the wreath form by wrapping it in the floral wire
  1. When you are happy with the fullness of your wreath, cut the floral wire with wire cutters and tuck in/wrap around the wreath form

The base of your wreath form is ready, and now you can decorate it how you want! I used dried flowers and butterflies.

If you would like to decorate it in the same way, this is how I did it.

  • Lay out the flowers to make sure you are happy with the placement.
  • Once happy, glue in place. You can use hot glue, but I used Loclite for this part.
  • I was able to tuck in flowers that had stems into place without glue.

At this point, while I was happy with the wreath, I felt the middle looked too empty, so I decided to add a fabric twine wrapped letter. Here is how I made it.

  • Make a template using scrap paper to make sure it will be a size you are happy with.
  • Cut out paper template.
  • Transfer the template on to the cardboard, and cut it out.
  • Using hot glue, attach fabric twine on to cardboard, ensuring it is completely covered.
  • Using the floral wire, wrap it around the twine on the back of your letter.
  • Attach the other end of the floral wire to the wreath frame.

If you want, you can finish your wreath here, but I decided to slip in some of these butterflies I had (they had wire ends, so I was able to slip them in).

Congratulations! You have just made a cottagecore inspired spring wreath form.

If you do decide to make this project, I would love to see your spin on it! You can email me at [email protected] or find me on FB, Insta, TT or YT. Use hashtag #cozymagichome so I can find you easily!

Until next time, I hope the coziest, magical day.