eye-catching ways to add moss to your tabletop

I have said it before & I will surely say it again, I love all things moss.
For Easter and around spring time I incorporate moss into my table settings and I wanted to share some of the different things you can do.
Moss tabletop 1
This was our easter table this year.
Remember I shared some easter tablescapes from the past while planning this year’s table here?
You can see I always incorporate moss.
Moss tabletop 2
This year I had a moss runner, large moss eggs & moss napkin rings.
I made all these items myself, and although moss is messy to work with I always love the end result and I use the items over and over again.
Moss tabletop 3
The moss runner grounds the table and allows for a footprint for the centerpiece.
I made the runner out of sheets of moss that have a mesh liner.  They are about 17″x17″ so i used 2 for my runner.  I cut a piece of burlap slightly larger than the moss pieces and laid the moss on the burlap.  the mesh liner just grips the burlap and they have not moved or separated since I assembled it several years ago.  I use it on my dining room table throughout spring into summer every year.
Moss tabletop 4
This year I made the large moss eggs that sit on top of the cast iron urns.  I used an egg form, hot glue and moss from the craft store.
You simply keep adding moss to the form with the hot glue until it’s totally covered.  At the end you might have little holes here and there, just simply fill them in with little pieces of loose moss.  This is a messy job but not necessarily difficult.
Moss tabletop 6
I usually have moss balls in my urns this time of year, which could easily be made the same way.  You can find the styrofoam spheres at any craft store and use that as your form.
Moss tabletop 5
I happen to find these in the Target dollar bin section, which immediately gave me the light bulb idea for this project. I wasn’t looking for them but  they were the perfect size for my cast iron urns.  Sometimes it’s just meant to be.
Moss tabletop 7
I considered decorating the eggs further with twine and maybe an embellishment but alas time was not my friend so I just left them plain for this year.  Sometimes less is more.  Maybe next year I can add another layer of detail or maybe I’ll want them just as they are.
Happy easter7
And last but not least remember the sneak peak I gave your here?  Yup, little Miss Masterpiece and I made these moss napkin rings.  For this I used the same technique I used here when I made the sheet music napkin rings.
Moss tabletop 8
I bought a roll of moss ribbon and glued it to the toilet paper roll form.  I used glued dot lines to adhere the moss ribbon to the cardboard and one roll was exactly enough to make the six napkin rings we used here.  I found the moss roll at joann‘s.
Moss tabletop 9
happy moss crafting!
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  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful table setting at SYC!

  2. I have never worked with moss but your beautiful tableb setting has given me the inspiration.

  3. Sherry says:

    I love moss with a tablescape! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  4. thanks for your sweet comment joanne. i love syc! xo- mj

  5. hi debra- try it you’ll be hooked. so easy & adds a total pop of freshness. xo- mj

  6. thanks sherry. your comments always make me smile. xo- mj

  7. Carol Cook says:

    You have me wanting to head out to buy some moss tomorrow.
    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. lol. i know it’s addicting! thanks for stopping by. xo- mj

  9. Jann Olson says:

    Mary Jo, I love moss too! Both inside and in the garden. For Easter I decorated my family room mantle all in moss. I too covered some eggs. Your table is so pretty and I love the napkin rings! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Oh, I might have to copy that idea with the big moss covered eggs for next Easter. Did the moss on your napkin rings not leave ‘stuff’ on your napkins? I am always so careful when using moss around food, it always seems to shed. Your table is beautiful! I am pinning this to my tablescapes board. Thanks so much for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story link party!

  11. Sandra Garth says:

    Gotta love those dollar bins at Target! I like that you’re using the versatility of the moss during both spring and summer. It takes away lots of the guess work as to how to ground your table.

  12. thanks jann. great minds think alike. ; ). xo- mj

  13. hi chloe- thanks for stopping by. the moss napkin rings weren’t as messy because i used moss ribbon instead of the loose moss. the ribbon is formed to stick together and then i attached that to the cardboard so this formed a barrier. moss can be very messy but the moss ribbon worked like a charm! hth. xo- mj

  14. hi sandra- thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment. xo- mj

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