I’m crazy thrilled with how this simple moss bowl centerpiece diy project turned out! It’s SO FREAK’N CUTE!!
It started as an idea for a St. Patrick’s Day centerpiece, as a way to incorporate the Blarney Stone on my tablescape. But once it was completed, I realized this moss bowl centerpiece could also be used as an everyday centerpiece or even Easter, Mother’s Day, or Springtime table settings.
And the best part …. how SUPER easy it was to create!!
Seriously. Don’t let the multiple images fool you.
You can make this diy moss bowl centerpiece in 15 minutes.
Yep! That fast!!
Supplies for Simple Moss Bowl Centerpiece DIY
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- Wooden bowl (or any bowl you prefer)
- Floral foam
- River rocks (I got mine from my yard)
- Floral moss
- Glass tubes
How to Make a Moss Bowl Centerpiece
Step 1: Set the foundation for your diy moss bowl centerpiece
First things first: decide what bowl you’re gonna use for your moss bowl centerpiece. Since you’ll be using rocks as part of the centerpiece, it will become fairly heavy. So I advise against using a glass bowl. Either wood or metal would work well.
Place your foam in the middle of your bowl.
As you can see in my images, I utilized previously used floral foam. There’s no need to purchase new foam unless you don’t have any, as we won’t be using it for fresh flowers, and you won’t be getting it wet.
Note: I chose to use floral foam because it’s softer and easier to cut out shapes than using styrofoam. (You can see why in Step 2.)
Now place your larger rock around the sides of the foam. This will help to keep the foam in place, and it will add to the look of your simple diy moss bowl.
Note: I used rocks of different sizes from my yard. They won’t be missed and didn’t cost me anything.
Step 2: Arrange the glass tubes
Once you have your floral foam and large rocks situated, it’s time to place the glass tubes into the foam.
The type of tubes you use doesn’t matter, as long as they will hold water the fresh flowers you plan to put in them. I had tall, thin shooter glasses, but test tubes or bud vases would also work great for this centerpiece.
First, figure out the placement of your tubes, then take one of the tubes and slightly press it into the foam. This will create an indentation.
Next, take a spoon and scoop out some of the foam where the indentation was made.
Place your tube into the hole to see how well it sits in place. Make the hole deeper, if needed.
Note: I made my holes varying depths to create different heights for my tubes, but you can make them all the same height if you prefer.
Step 3: Complete your simple moss bowl centerpiece
To complete the look of your simple moss bowl diy centerpiece, add smaller rocks between the tubes, and along the sides.
Don’t worry about completely covering the floral foam. That’s what the moss is for.
Now take pieces of your moss and place them between the rocks, and inside the crevices. Be sure that no foam is visible, but allow the rocks to be seen.
The final touch is to add water to your tubes along with your fresh flowers.
I added a few floral sprigs between the rocks, as the stems would push into the foam. These sprigs won’t last long, because there isn’t any water, but I was okay with that for my centerpiece, and I easily removed them when they had died.
Voila! Your simple moss bowl centerpiece diy project is complete.
Isn’t it awesome!!
Just think how easy it is to remove and refill the tubes with fresh water and new flowers! You can see how this centerpiece is so versatile.
*Check out how cute it looks on my green and white St. Patrick’s Day tablescape.