I have had some requests on how I actually did the Mossy Basket on my porch.
This turned out to be so easy. I wish I would have attempted it sooner!
I started out with a cheap basket. I wanted one with a large handle simply because I knew the volume of the moss would make the basket look smaller.
I painted the basket black so that any bare spots would not be as noticeable.
I used moss that comes in a bag. The moss is folded into a ball.
You have to unroll the moss and tear into the size pieces you need.
I used Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive to attach the moss.
I sprayed small sections of the basket with the adhesive (it is very sticky) and then placed the pieces of moss on to the basket. What you see above is 2 sections. I did use 2 bags of moss for this basket. Notice I didn't paint the bottom of the basket. You will not see this.
Here you can see the embroidery floss that I have weaved all over the basket. I did this to help hold in the moss. The adhesive does a good job of keeping the moss on the basket but the moss has a mind of it's own and puffs up after while. I did spray more adhesive over the entire basket at the end to help control fly aways (just like you would with you own hair with hairspray). I did a sloppy job of wrapping the floss around because it was not the easiest to get done.
The moss is on the inside as well.
I couldn't find a happy stopping place that I thought looked good.
I was very happy with the way it came out.
The ribbon is a stripe of fabric I had left over from another project.
I found the apples at Tuesdays Mornings. Place mats are from Ikea.