How To Make Moss Art In A Rainbow Of Colors

Rainbow Moss Art

Reindeer moss is my new favourite art medium! It’s preserved so you can display it in terrariums, wreaths, or wall art and it requires no maintenance. Even more exciting is that it comes dyed in a number of different colours so you can use is to create artwork.Moss Art can be made in every color of the rainbow. See how here.

Making moss wall art couldn’t be easier. You need only a few materials and a wee bit of time.

I made this rainbow moss art to showcase some of the colours the moss comes in, but you can lay it out in any pattern or mix that you like. The best part is that you can lay out the moss before attaching it permanently, so you can play with design before you commit! Here is a version I played with before deciding on a rainbow theme.

Playing with moss to make artwork


It was a little more abstract (which I like) but I found the colours got muddy with the brown frame. I sanded the frame to reveal black below (lucky me) and now I like the contrast of colours, especially displayed in my son’s play room (he says, “moth, mummy, moth”).

rainbow moss art for a fun DIY kids project


  • Picture frame
  • Reindeer moss
  • Hot glue gun
  • Old spoon

Make it!

Remove the glass from the picture frame and replace the thin cardboard or wood backing.sanded frame for moss art project

Lay out the moss in the pattern that you like. Move it around until you are happy with it, then remove it all and set it aside laid out in the pattern.

Working in sections, apply hot glue to the cardboard backing and press the moss on to the glue using the back of an old spoon. You may be tempted to use your fingers, but let me warn you that hot glue is really hot and doesn’t feel great when burning your fingertips. Keep gluing and pressing in moss until you have your design transferred to the frame.DIY moss art wall frame

Use the hot glue and the spoon to tame down any puffy parts, or add more moss in areas that are thin. Your final design should still have some textural and height differences, but look contained within the frame.How to Make Moss Art in a rainbow of colors

I’ve used moss for artwork before! Check out this Heart Moss Art Frame:

10 minute diy moss wall art

All of this great inspiration (and the moss which was generously provided for this project) come from By Nature. You can see my tour of their studio and some of the amazing MossArt they have designed here:ByNature Studio Tour

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

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