Hurray! This is my 100th blogpost on Our MT Nest. I’m still learning about blogging, but thought I would take note of this milestone.
Happy Friday! Do you have some fun planned for your weekend? Our area is expecting…wait for it…SNOW tonight. But, Mr. MT Nest and I are leaving town (hopefully our flight out isn’t cancelled) for a trip to Florida, so we’ll miss the snow. We’re heading down for my high school class reunion. While we’re there we’ll see my brother and a few friends in our old neighborhood.
I am sharing a quick little project from earlier this week. It was really simple and took very little time to complete. I made my own decorative moss balls. Quick and super easy. A little messy, but oh so simple.
I picked up some styrofoam balls in two sizes at Walmart. I had glue and moss shreds already on hand. The moss shreds were purchased when I made the initial wreaths for our baby girl’s wedding last May. The glue should be a kind that works with styrofoam. Check the label.
Using an old paint brush, I coated about 2/3 of each ball with glue. Then I rolled the gluey part in the moss shreds.
I held the styrofoam ball on a toothpick to coat the remaining surface with glue and then rolled that portion in the moss shreds as well. The completely coated balls were laid out to dry on a sheet of waxed paper. I left them drying for 24 hours. That’s it. Anyone can do this project.
The moss balls are now part of my springy decor touches. Some are filing a favorite pottery bowl, mixed with some rattan woven balls and an antique green glass ball. Several of the smaller ones are filling a vase holding faux hydrangeas. (The hydrangeas are another purchase from our February Magnolia Market trip.)
Have a great weekend and try to stay warm if you’re in the path of the nasty weather coming. Spring seems to be starting fitfully this year. In a few weeks I am sure it will have taken hold once and for all, but in the meantime, we can still make our homes feel a little more springy. I’ll be back next week. See you then.
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