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Make moss picture yourself: Instructions and tips for your own moss artwork

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Plants have a positive effect on both the indoor climate and our mood. Plant pictures offer a cool alternative to the classic indoor plants in pots. For example, one of the easiest to care for and at the same time the most beautiful ideas are the moss pictures. They look very decorative and are quite easy to craft. In this article you will learn how to make a moss picture yourself to beautify the living room or office space and make it more nature-friendly.

Make a moss picture yourself: What is needed?

Make moss picture yourself necessary materials and tools

No matter where they are used, moss pictures and moss walls are always a beautiful eye-catcher . They transform any room into a real oasis of well-being and the best thing is that you can also make them yourself. This saves a lot of money (because ready-made moss pictures are anything but cheap) and at the same time you can have fun.

Which moss is best for a moss picture?

Which moss is suitable for moss pictures

First, you should decide whether you want to make an artificial and a real (living) moss picture yourself. Both options are fine, with the real moss having a more natural effect. The best types of moss for such a project are Iceland moss, forest moss, ball moss, flat moss and star moss.

Preserved moss for DIY wall decoration

For indoor use, it is essential that the moss be preserved. While you can preserve moss yourself, we don’t recommend it. For one thing, depending on the size of the picture, you will need to collect a lot of moss, and for another, it may take several days before the moss is ready for crafting. If you still want to try it, you should put the collected moss in a mixture of two parts glycerin and one part denatured alcohol, let it steep for 10-15 minutes and then put it on kitchen paper to dry for a few days.

What glue for moss pictures?

Which glue for moss pictures

To make a moss picture yourself, you still need a suitable glue. Here you can also choose between several variants. There are, for example, special moss glue, which was developed exactly for this purpose. However, these are a bit more expensive and can drive up the overall price of your DIY project. Instead, you can use hot glue or simple silicone glue.

Tip: Instead of collecting the necessary materials separately, you can purchase a ready-made DIY kit that contains everything you need. This variant may be a bit more expensive, but will save some time and effort.

What care does a moss painting require?

Wall design idea with moss pictures

Since moss paintings are made of preserved moss, they don’t need watering, cutting or fertilizing. However, over time, some dust may collect on the moss. To remove this, you can simply use a feather duster. If other types of plants are used in your moss picture, then the amount of maintenance will be greater.

Instructions: how to make a moss picture yourself

Vertical garden with moss moss picture

Materials needed:

  • Picture frame of desired size (or other flat board).
  • Moss of your choice (preserved or artificial, flat, round, etc.)
  • glue, e.g. moss glue, hot glue, silicone
  • gloves
  • optional: rabbit wire or floral foam


  • Set for DIY moss picture

Here’s how:

Gather all the necessary materials and cover the countertop or table to protect the surface. Next, prepare the glue. In this tutorial, hot glue was used because it is clear, inexpensive and adheres well to the moss and the back of the frame. Put on gloves to avoid getting green fingertips.

Real moss picture make yourself instruction

Now you can start designing your picture. Do a trial run first – place the moss on the frame without gluing it down until you get a design you like. Once you have a good idea in mind, you can start crafting your masterpiece. You can even leave the moss pieces from the design phase on the frame and glue them on one by one.

Moss picture itself make moss glue

Pro-tip: Try not to glue the moss too tightly or it will flatten out on the board. So if you want to make a fluffy moss picture yourself, just press lightly when gluing it on (it will still stick, I promise!).

Handicraft project finished moss picture

When you’re done crafting, hang your new moss artwork on the wall or place it on a shelf. You can even make several moss pictures yourself and green up an entire wall with them.

DIY moss picture with succulents embellish

You can embellish your moss picture with some of your favorite succulents by simply hot gluing them into the moss. This design will require a little maintenance over time, as you will need to spray the succulents occasionally and/or replace them from time to time.

Make your own moss picture without glue

Moss picture make yourself with flower foam instead of glue

If you don’t want to glue the moss, you can instead glue a piece of floral foam into the frame and attach the moss to it with florist flower pins. To make the design of your moss creation more interesting, you can still use twigs, branches or other plants.

DIY moss picture with 3D design

Using several elements will create a 3D moss picture that will look great in any room. An important tip: do not hang your moss artwork in direct sunlight. The sun can fade the color of the mosses and they will fade over time.

Ideas for DIY moss paintings

Green plant picture from moss and ferns

Now that you know how to make a beautiful moss painting yourself, you can use the following ideas as inspiration for your own project. You can decide for yourself whether you want to make a monochrome picture , a colorful creation or a 3D design with several elements. We wish you a lot of fun!

Simple moss picture with three types of mosses

Moss picture make yourself different types of moss

Turn the moss picture into a real work of art – with stones and branches

Ideas for moss pictures as an original wall decoration

Create contrasts with sea glass

Moss picture make yourself with sea glass

Turn an old picture frame into a colorful moss picture

Craft idea decorate picture frame with moss

Design a modern and nature-friendly picture wall with moss pictures

Moss pictures round angular modern wall decoration