This Sweetheart Moss Spheres tutorial is sponsored by FloraCraft. All opinions and ideas are my own.
When FloraCraft asked me to take part in their Ball Blitz, I knew it was going to be super fun to use FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Balls in a tutorial. Doing blind box challenges is one of my favorite parts of having a blog. You never know what you’re going to get! To make these Sweetheart Moss Spheres I took a fresh new spin on an old idea and added a bit of whimsy to traditional decor. I love how they came out and already have them on display!
I gotta tell you, I’m kinda the worst at having decorative elements on display in my house. My kids are both so little that nothing spherical-shaped is safe in this house! Right now these cute Sweetheart Moss Spheres are safe on our dining room table but I dream of the day when I can leave them out, undisturbed, in our living room. No, I take that back, these boys are already growing up too fast for this mama’s heart. Dining room table it is!
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Sweetheart Moss Spheres
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Balls (various sizes)
- FloraCraft® StyroGlue®
- Preserved Moss (two colors)
- Floral Pins
Step One. Decide the size of FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Balls you want. I used 7″, 5″, and 4″ balls and needed two green moss packs and one white.
Step Two. Tear off a palm-sized sections of the moss and apply to the largest sphere. The glue is really thick so you don’t have to worry about it sliding down the ball too much. You can either hold in place with your hand while it dries for a few minute or if you’re impatient like I am, insert a few floral pins and move on to the next section. (Hint: If you spread apart the moss slightly and push the pin under the top layer of moss, you’ll hardly see them at all and can just leave them in!)
Step Three. Continue adding green moss until the majority of the ball is covered, leaving a large open space for the heart detail.
Step Four. Begin creating a heart shape with small clumps of the preserved white reindeer moss. Because it was such a small area, the heart stayed together with just glue. Fill in the remaining white space with green moss until covered. Allow to dry completely before showing off in a display!
Tons of Options
You can either add more hearts to the rest of the spheres or make them plain like I did. I love how cute the one little heart looks! Just think of all the different ways you can customize this tutorial. Stars for 4th of July or Christmas. Or what about making moss jack-o-lanterns for Halloween?! So much fun! Thanks to Make It: Fun® for allowing me to participate in this challenge. Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial!