DIY Moss Covered Eggs…

Hey there…We hope that Spring has finally made her appearance in your neck of the woods. Even though our temperatures have dipped again, we are at least fortunate that the bright sun is shining down on us.

As we ready ourselves for this beautiful season we are also looking ahead to Easter. I was also thinking of how I would decorate my dining room table. I have a couple of projects in the works. These moss covered eggs being one of the projects.

We headed to our fave craft store – Michael’s – and we were thrilled with what we found. Our original thought was to use sheet moss and cover paper mache’ eggs. We soon realized that this would be more costly.

I was thrilled when I discovered a bag of styrofoam eggs – perfect for this project! This is what we purchased:

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!

This is how we put them togehter:

Preheat your glue gun…

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!I had never used this type of sheet moss before. I would highly recommend it. This is what the backside of the moss looked like…

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!…and fully opened. The waxed paper keeps the backing from sticking.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!I laid down a styrofoam egg and just did a rough cut of moss – no measuring for me :). The sheet moss cut very easily.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!This is the finished cut.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!I used the hot glue on the moss. I knew from past experience that the glue would melt the styrofoam eggs.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!I placed hot glue on both sides of the moss and began wrapping the egg.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!Birdseye view…

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!I then added hot glue to the inside of the moss and folded the bottom in place – repeating the same procedure for the top of the egg.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!Ta Da…

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!Gentle reminder – especially to myself. Take caution when using your hot glue gun :) Oww…

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!This finished egg had a bare spot.  No worries…

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!…gather a pinch of excess moss and glue it on top of the bare spot.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!Covered perfectly.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!I was surprised that this was a tad messy.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!Completed eggs… It was at this point that I thought the eggs would be cute place cards for the table.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!I used scrap paper for name tags…

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!…and twine for wrapping the eggs.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!Pretty cute – right? I was going to use the miniature grapevine wreaths as napkin rings, but I may use them as “nests” for the eggs.

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!What do y’all think?

DIY moss covered eggs for Spring and Easter. Easy do-it-yourself project that takes just minutes - sheet moss, styrofoam eggs and a glue guns!This was a fairly easy and inexpensive DIY craft project. After I collected my materials it took just eight minutes to create six moss covered eggs.

We used Michael’s coupons for the sheet moss and the styrofoam eggs. The mini wreaths were only .29 cents each. Total purchase: $6.79! I have moss leftover for other projects.

Stay tuned for the final table display :)

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