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How To Make A Unique DIY Moss Garden Wall Art

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Make a fun and unique summer vignette with a DIY Moss Garden Wall Art.

Hello and welcome to Our Crafty Mom. It’s time for the Dollar Store Divas monthly challenge.

This month we are featuring summer home decorating ideas.

I’m so happy it’s finally time to start thinking about warm weather decorating. It has been such a long winter, hasn’t it? 

diy garden moss art

Be sure to read to the end of this post to see the rest of the summer ideas.

For my project, I wanted to create a summer vignette for the bench that sits on my front porch. It’s such a fun space to decorate. 

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Here is the easy tutorial.  

DIY Moss Garden Wall Art Supplies

I wanted this wall art to have a very natural feel using outside elements.

So I started with a wood slice plank that has a natural bark edging. 

wood slab

The river rocks were added using a hot glue gun. I wanted it to have a fairy garden feel, so I created a pathway with the rocks. 

river rocks

It’s amazing that this bag of river rocks is only a dollar! I’ve seen them for 5x that amount at craft stores. 

river rocks garden art

Continue adding the rocks along the entire board. 

river rocks on wood slab

Next up, add the moss to cover the entire board. It’s easier to add glue to the board and put the moss on top.

Otherwise, you’ll burn your fingers! 

garden art with moss

The last time I visited my Dad I checked out all the goodies he had in his yard.

If you’ve visited here before, you’ve heard me talk about how he builds chicken coops and has a small farm with lots of chickens.

He always has piles of scrap wood and all kinds of stuff that he finds in his travels.

This time around he had a pile of tree bark-not sure why, lol.

I thought about making some bark candle holders so I took a pile.

They were the perfect natural accent to this moss garden. 

bark on garden art

It’s filling in nicely now!

There were some lighter-colored areas of moss in the package, so I used that along the top of the bark to look like a tree. 

moss garden art diy

To finish it off, I added a couple of pieces of a clay pot that somehow broke in my bag.

Don’t you hate when that happens? A faux succulent that I had in my craft stash was added to one of the pots.

close up of moss garden art

This is something that can be hung indoors as well, but I really liked the look of it in a summer vignette.

It does remind me of a fairy garden and I’m thinking of picking up some fairy garden accessories to add to it the next time I’m at the dollar store. 

diy moss wall garden art

To create the vignette I placed a scrap pallet that I cut in half, along with some pansies, and a bark-covered planter.

The moss garden art definitely sets the tone for this pretty outdoor decor.

It’s a little out of my comfort zone, but it’s fun to experiment and try something new.

dollar store diy moss garden art

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We hope you enjoyed these dollar store summer home decorating ideas.

Our goal is to inspire you to craft and create with us and look forward to seeing you on the third Friday of every month for all things dollar store.

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How To Make A Unique DIY Moss Garden Wall Art

Yield: 1 Garden Art
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5-$10

Learn how easy it is to make a beautiful DIY garden art wall decor with this easy to follow tutorial. The supplies are from the dollar store, making it very budget-friendly too!


  • Reindeer Moss
  • River Rocks
  • Clay Pots
  • Wood Slice Board


  • Hot Glue Gun


  1. Start by adding river rocks to the wood plank using a hot glue gun. 
  2. Continue adding the river rocks to create a pathway.
  3. For the next step, continue adding the rocks along the entire board.
  4. Add moss to cover the entire board.
  5. Next, add bark and clay pots.
  6. Add moss along the top of the bark.

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Monday 13th of July 2020

Perfect for spring or summer!


Tuesday 26th of May 2020

This is so creative, I love it!


Tuesday 26th of May 2020

I like using moss in Spring and Summer crafts. This is very creative! Thank you for the idea.

Michelle Leslie

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

So sweet Michelle and it's the perfect base for creating a teeny, tiny fairy garden.

Anita Holland

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

This is just too beautiful, you have blown my mind.

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