Monday, April 07, 2014

Moss & Twine Birdhouse Wreath

Craftiments:  DIY moss, twine and birdhouse wreath for Spring

This past week finally started to feel like spring for me. My brown, brittle grass became lush and green overnight. The trees are budding and my hyacinths are blooming. I was thrilled to open the windows and fill the house with the fresh, earthy scent that follows the rain.  Confident that the lingering winter had lost its grip once and for all, I was excited to get working on a new wreath for the front the door.

I wanted to try my hand at making a moss covered wreath.  I simply glued sheet moss to a straw wreath form and wrapped it randomly with jute twine.  I made sure to use natural moss and not the dyed variety because I did not want my door to be streaked green after it rained.

Craftiments:  DIY moss and twine wreath for Spring

I painted a wood birdhouse a happy yellow, and applied dark walnut stain to the roof and base. After a slight distressing with sandpaper, I hung it in the middle of the wreath with another piece of twine.

Freesia yellow, distressed birdhouse hanging from a moss wreath

This wreath was both easy to put together and easy on the pocketbook.  $2.50 for the wreath, $3 for a large bag of moss, $1 for the birdhouse, and I used paint, twine and glue that I had on hand.

I smile every time I come up the driveway and see my wreath hanging on the door.  Just like a sign that says "Goodbye horrible winter, you are banished from this home!"

Frugal and easy to assemble moss and twine wreath with birdhouse suspended inside.


  1. What a cute way to use one of those houses!

  2. I LOVE the birdhouse - such a great (and cute) addition to a beautiful Spring wreath! - Bre @ Average But Inspired

  3. This is a great wreath. I love the moss and twine! You are so right about this wreath bringing in spring! Thanks for linking this to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party. I look forward to seeing what you share next week!

    I would love to add this to a wreath round up that I am working on

    1. Thank you Cynthia, that would be wonderful!

  4. I love the simplicity of your wreath. It's really great!

  5. This is stunning! I just started following you on Bloglovin'.

    Amy @

  6. That is so sweet and just looks like Spring!

  7. Ahhh, so cute and perfect for Spring! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Show-licious Craft and Recipe party! Pinned!

  8. This is such a sweet wreath! I love the pop of yellow. Very springy, but still classic, you know?
    I'm having a series devoted to yarn right now, and I'd love for you to come link anything you have that uses yarn or twine to my yarn link party!
    Yarn it All! Link Party on Bugaboo Blog

  9. What an adorable Spring Wreath! I love it!

  10. Cute wreath! I love wreaths with birdhouses. I've included a few birdhouses on my own wreaths! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  11. Where did you buy these materials?

  12. Thank you for sharing this wreath. I'm making your wreath and painted the birdhouse dark salmon color bc I'm hanging it inside on a yellow wall. I'm having trouble attaching something to hang it with though. Did you put something special on the back to hang it. I guess my birdhouse is alittle heavier than yours it look like . I did use the straw wreath that you suggested and am used to using grapevine which has been easier to attach wire to the back to hang. What do you suggest to hang the house and to attach to the wall with? Thanks for any tips! Happy Spring!

  13. To hang it I used the same twine that I wrapped the wreath with.