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Every once in a while I come across reviews of different blogs I frequent and wish the words I spilled into my own blog could be as refreshing and endearing as those mentioned in highly reputable magazines. But my life is probably boring to some. To be perfectly honest, I choose it to be that way. I don’t take lavish travel photos or blog about what I wore to a glamorous rooftop party. I’m happy spending a Saturday night in with my husband, my dog, and my glue gun.
To be perfectly honest, that’s what I did this past weekend. While most people found some way to celebrate Halloween, I answered the door to the one sole trick-or-treater we had, dumped half of the candy basket into her pillowcase, then promptly changed into yoga pants and a t-shirt, heated up my glue gun, and poured myself a glass of wine. We watched animal shows on TV (I’m hooked on exotic vet shows) and I went through my craft box to make new projects to make use of some old supplies.
I found Styrofoam balls left over from the Halloween Cheesecloth Ghost project I made. I also found a pretty full bag of green reindeer moss. So I put the two together and decided to create a faux kokedama moss ball. I really love the way this project turned out. It looks great hanging in my dining room!
If you’re not familiar with kokedama, it’s a Japanese moss ball that’s suspended by string, making it a living art form. Kokedama is considered a type of bonsai in Japan and is made with a ball of soil, moss, and a decorative plant. This project takes the mess out of Kokedama and is perfect for those who aren’t exactly green thumbs.
- Begin by carefully hot gluing moss over the surface of the styrofoam ball.
- Wrap moss ball with twine and make a loop at the top for hanging.
- Add artificial leaves to the top of the moss ball. Glue in place and hang.