DIY Moss Houseplants

Welcome to my very first DIY Fridays post! Thrifty Fashion Fridays will be back next Friday (I’ve decided to alternate between these two DIY offerings on Fridays). For this week’s project, I will show you how to make a unique, low-maintenance houseplant display — and, it cost me absolutely nothing! Introducing, DIY moss houseplants…

DIY Moss Houseplants
Moss grow best in low-light situations, so they make the perfect flora display for those north light facing windows in your home. I found these great little pots at my town’s recycling barn for free. They were covered in dirt and grime, but after a little scrubbing with soap and hot water, look what I found underneath!

1. The Maine woods are pretty muddy this time of year from winter thawing and April showers. So, before heading into the woods on my quest for the perfect moss, I first and foremost had to don the mud boots.

2. Look for moss around the bases of trees, especially in moist areas. You’ll also find it growing on downed, rotting trees and stream rocks.

3. To pick the moss, gently wiggle and pull a piece free. I brought along a terra cotta pot dish for collecting my treasures.

4. You’ll need to line your vases with small stones or pebbles (I grabbed some from my driveway). Fill the cups about 3/4 of the way. My six-year-old loved helping.

5. Spritz stones with water — get them nice and moist.

6. Fit moss into the pots as desired and give them a nice spritz of water. Care of these plants is super easy — give them a spritz or two a day, that’s it! If they dry out, you can bring them back to life with a little spritzing. Voila. Enjoy:)

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