Want to add a touch of greenery to your Christmas tree this year? You won’t believe how easy it is to make DIY moss ball ornaments for your tree!
One of the most iconically Charleston things is Spanish moss dripping from the branches of an old oak tree. It is soft and romantic and a year-round symbol of our city.
It inspired the DIY Spanish moss wreath that I made a few Christmases ago.
Moss ornaments can fit with a lot of different Christmas tree decorating themes. Rustic, Coastal, Natural – you really can’t go wrong!
I actually purchased a large bag of Spanish moss to use in the pot wall that we installed in our eat in kitchen. I had quite a bit left over so I decided to use it to make some Christmas ornaments!
What kind of ornaments do you use as the base?
The easiest way to DIY any kind of ball ornament is to use fillable ball ornaments. You can buy these in glass or plastic. They sell them pretty much everywhere this time of year – craft stores, Walmart, Target, the Dollar Tree, and of course, Amazon.
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These moss ball ornaments were super easy to make – seriously, they take ten seconds each. I encourage you to make a whole set! They look great on a tree but could also go in a bowl or long trough centerpiece for a beautiful effect.
Alternative options for making moss balls
You could also add the moss to the outside of the ornament using glue. However, I have done projects similar to this in the past and know that they are messy, moss falls off, and they get destroyed in storage in the off season.
Keeping the moss inside the ball is an easy way to make these DIY moss ornaments neat and last a long time.
You don’t need many supplies or special tools to make these ornaments. It’s pretty much just the moss and the ornament – anything else is an extra little touch to help them to coordinate with your existing decor.
The little details
I added a velvet bow to the top of each moss ball Christmas ornament and also used embroidery floss to add a hanging loop. You could use any type of hanger that you prefer. These would also be beautiful with a big red or white bow!
I hope that you enjoy this simple DIY project for Christmas. Be sure to check out all of our Christmas DIYs!
Moss ball ornaments are an easy way to add a bit of greenery and a natural, Southern feel to your Christmas tree. Here is how to make them!
- Fillable ornament
- Spanish moss
- String or ornament hanger
- Remove the cap from the ornament by squeezing the metal topper and lifting.
- Fill with moss until you get the desired fullness.
- Replace cap.
- Tie a bow to the cap.
- Add a string loop or ornament hanger.