Moss decor is a lovely, natural alternative to store bought accessories, and these moss centerpieces are no exception!
Over at Crafty Nest, she walks you through creating your very own moss centerpieces using scavenged logs that you cut to size. She recommends using cupcake moss, which you can buy at the florist, but wouldn't it be fun to use moss from your own lawn or scavenged from your neighborhood? If you had some time, you could even try making a moss milkshake to grow moss on the log yourself, rather than gluing it on like in the tutorial.
There are a couple of ways I'd green up the moss centerpiece tutorial:
- Make sure you're using a low-VOC spray adhesive, if you use one at all. Growing the moss, like I suggested above, gets around the spray adhesive issue completely.
- If you do print out flags to use, choose recycled paper or paper from sustainably managed forests
- Use Eco Glue for the white glue in the project
- Head out into nature to find your rocks, rather than buying them from the home improvement store. You can do the same for the flowers, since cut flowers often come with a hefty carbon footprint. Wouldn't wildflowers look lovely with all of that moss?
Have you seen any other creative centerpieces? At my wedding, we had potted wheatgrass centerpieces with a tea light in the center of each one, and I love running across other examples of eco-friendly centerpieces!
Photo via Crafty Nest