DIY Moss Covered Planter

Recently I loved the moss covered planter for Spring at PB and I knew I could make it... only better! 

moss covered pot with flowers

My project began with this white matte finished planter. 

white planter

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You can also paint a terra cotta pot matte white and let it dry. 

This planter had an attached dish at the bottom but you can use one without and attach a dish with E6000 glue

My planter was delivered with a plant in it but the plant didn't last as long as this planter will. 

I began by pouring a tiny bit of Bayberry by Fusion Mineral Paint and a light brown craft paint onto a tile. 

moss colored paint on a tile

You can find a similar moss colored craft paint on Amazon. 

I'm using one of those chip brushes that you didn't really get clean last time and it's still a little stiff...

I dipped the stiff brush randomly into both colors and stippled it onto the pot. 

pot with stippled green

I stippled on the paint a little bit darker toward the bottom of the pot. 

stippled planter

When the paint dried I stenciled on a Vintage crock stencil from Old Sign Stencils with a light coat of black craft paint. 

vintage crock stencil

This set comes with many different designs and numbers that recreate the look of old pottery. 

moss planter with vintage crock stencil

Next, I used dark furniture wax and brushed it over the pot, heavier at the base and lighter toward the top. 

dark wax and brush on pot

I didn't rub in the wax and it gave the pot a very old world look over the stippled paint.

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mossy pot with overlay

Lastly, I used real moss and pushed it into the attached base of the planter. 

planter with moss look and real moss

You can hot glue the moss into the base if you'd like. 

The color of my pot matched the real moss exactly!! 

shredded paper in pot

mossy pot with hydrangeas

I filled my pot with shredded paper filler and faux hydrangeas that matched the moss. 

This generic planter just got a whole new look! 

mossy planter with crock number and hydrangeas

It legit looks like an old world, moss covered planter! 

mossy pot with hydrangeas

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mossy planter with hydrangeas

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mossy planter with eggs



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .