DIY Moss and Milk Glass Centerpieces

DIY Projects

Our next DIY project is by Christina, who you may remember from this Vintage Milk Glass and Moss Centerpieces post from a little while ago. Today she shares how to make them, and you are welcome to peruse the instructions to create your own (just not for resell). Speaking of vintage milk glass vases, if you have milk glass vases that you would like to sell, please list them in our classifieds section for vintage brides!

Now, onto the project:
DIY Vintage Milk Glass and Moss wedding centerpieces

DIY Vintage Milk Glass and Moss wedding centerpieces
What you’ll need: (clockwise from photo above)

– upcycled milk glass pedestals in all different sizes. Mix it up with different shapes like low bowls and even milk glass ashtrays. I would advise a grouping of 3 or more different sizes for a better looking tablescape.
– hot glue gun (a high temp) and lots of glue sticks
– knife
– floral pins (can be found here)
– floral foam (for dried flowers not oasis, can be found here)
– preserved moss (shown: reindeer moss, mood moss and sheet moss)

DIY Vintage Milk Glass and Moss wedding centerpieces

DIY Vintage Milk Glass and Moss wedding centerpieces

DIY Vintage Milk Glass and Moss wedding centerpieces

Step 1: Using a knife, cut the floral foam to fit snuggly in the milk glass. Using your glue gun, generously glue the foam into the glass (pic 2). For added height cut a smaller square out of the foam and glue it on top. Shave all of the corners of the foam off. (pic3)

Step 2: Using either mood moss (as shown) or sheet moss, make three clusters that meet together at the top. Hot glue them down and tuck and hide floral pins into them for added security.

Step 3: Fill in the vacant areas with clusters of reindeer moss. Start at the bottom lip of the glass and layer and glue the moss with the best shaped moss on the outside. The reindeer moss comes in all different shapes and sizes so experiment and piece them together like a puzzle.

Step 4: Check to make sure all moss is securely fastened. If loose, re-glue in needed areas and cover with tiny bits of moss. Make sure there are no dried glue drips or strings on your finished product!

Wonderful for a vintage woodland wedding, these centerpieces can be made months and months ahead of time. Just keep them out of direct sunlight and mist the reindeer moss occasionally to keep it soft.

To enter our “Found Tucked Away and Used Today” DIY Contest, email me your DIY project to amanda @ruffledblog.com with 4-8 images that are at least 600 pixels wide and instructions. Last day to enter is March 25, so hurry! Winner will receive $500 and second runner up a $100 gift certficate to Wendy Mink Jewelry!

Brides, wedding planners, florists, Etsy sellers…everyone is welcome to enter!

8 comments
  1. Vera D.

    I have those very same white milk glass compotes! Definitely gives me some inspiration. I usually put hydrangeas and even a lollipop arrangement in them.

  2. steph

    oooo! I have a lot of milk glass I can use. thanks!

  3. Jolette

    These look really cool! Very eco-friendly. Moss is just the most wonderful plant.

  4. Julianne

    Wow those are awesome! Love them – keep up the fabulous work!

  5. postcards and pretties

    cute and easy… i love the milk glass too

  6. christina-floresdelsol

    yea! I am happy they made it into the contest!
    Thanks for posting this ;)
    <3
    Christina

  7. laura

    so lovely, and I just saw moss like this at Sprout Home here in Chicago
    I think I might make one.

  8. Andrea Jayne

    Lovely! I’m totally going to do this. Any hints on how much moss I would need to order for 30 centerpieces? I’d like to buy the moss myself but I have no idea how much 10 pounds of moss is! Thanks!

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