How to Make a Moss Topiary Tree

Home decor doesn’t have to cost a fortune, especially if you can make it yourself. I often find beautiful home accessories in magazines and catalogs only to realize the prices are outrageous. Most of the time the products I see in catalogs can be made with a few supplies for a fraction of the cost. Today I’m going to show you how I made a moss topiary tree  to add to my tabletop decor.

Moss topiary tree - Crafts UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own moss topiary tree:

how to make a moss topiary tree

1. To make the moss tree, I used a bag of preserved sheet moss and a Styrofoam ball. I began by thinning the moss sheet as much as possible by removing the brown layer underneath.

tree 12. Using a hot glue gun on a low temp, I carefully glued the moss around the ball. It’s best to work in sections then fill in any gaps with leftover moss.

tree 23. I then inserted my tree branch into the Styrofoam ball.

tree 34. I placed a piece of floral foam inside my flower pot and added my tree branch in the center. To make sure it was stable, I glued around the hole to prevent the tree from leaning.

tree 45. To cover the floral foam, I used leftover moss and a small amount of hot glue to keep it in place.

tree 5I then finished it off with a burlap ribbon. The best part about this project is that one bag of moss can make 2-3 topiary trees. I’m going to make a second tree to place on the opposite end of my table and use them for my spring decor.

Moss topiary tree 2- Crafts Unleashed

About Crystal

Crystal is the crafter and writer behind She’s a wife, SAHM and crafty blogger who spends most of her days trying to balance all three roles while still squeezing in time for crafting. She enjoys creating on a budget and taking something from blah to fabulous with quick and easy tutorials. She is passionate about living a creative lifestyle and loves sharing a variety of DIY projects, paper crafts, and recipes.


  1. These things aren’t cheap. I love the idea of making my own. Super cute.

  2. What a great tutorial! I’d love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there!


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