Going through some of our old posts, I realized that we’d shared a bucket load of planters tutorials on the blog. Everything from eco-friendly branch mug planters to floating teapots and even large gabion planters. It’s no wonder since we have a huge collection of succulents that are always looking for a new home. So forgive me if I share another planter tutorial with you all. A succulent moss pillow planter that will add a little fairytale magic to your garden.

 

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Isn’t it just beautiful? I’m over the moon with how easy it was to make and how it turned out.

 

Take your garden decor to a whole new level with this beautiful succulent moss pillow planter. Not only is it easy to make but it also adds a magical touch to any outdoor space #gardendecor #mosspillow #acraftymix #succulentplanter #gardendecorideas

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What you need:

  • Chicken Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Newspaper
  • Coconut Fibre/Coir Basket Liner
  • Succulents, and Soil
  • Moss

I used spagnum moss (peat moss) or my pillow, but fake bath sponge moss will work too. 

 

How to Make a Succulent Moss Pillow Planter

Figure out how big you want your moss pillow planter to be and cut a piece of chicken wire that’s twice as long and 4 cm (2″) wider. Fold the cut piece in half length wise.

 

Cut the chicken wire based on the size of the pillow you'll be making

It should already have a pillow-ish shape.

 

Once the chicken wire has been folded over it already looks like a pillow

Oh by the way, see that grimy plaster.

 

That's not a DIY injury

Yeah, that one. Just so you all know, that’s not a DIY injury. It’s a nasty cut from chopping up carrots. Cooking is way more dangerous than DIY could ever be 😀 And don’t worry; I get tetanus booster shots every few years so I can travel in Africa, so I’m basically “rust immune” 😉

Anyhoos, to complete the outer casing for the pillow planter, fold the side edges over twice to form a pocket. It’s just like sewing seams in a real pillow.

 

Fold the chicken wire over length wise

Once you have the outer casing of your moss pillow cut and sewn over, it’s time to start stuffing that little baby.

How to Stuff the Moss Pillow

Place a layer of coconut fibre on the bottom of the chicken wire pillow casing.

 

Add a layer of coconut fibre inside the moss pillow

Add a layer of newspaper, and then add a second layer of coconut fiber. The newspaper helps stop the two layers of fiber from sticking together.

 

The moss pillow is made up of multiple layers of coconut fibre and mossy greenery

Add moss in between the coconut fiber and the chicken wire.

 

I love the contrast between the gorgeous green moss and the rusty chicken wire

Don’t you love how gorgeous that rust looks against the moss?

 

I love the contrast between the gorgeous green moss and the rusty chicken wire

Once the pillow has been sufficiently lined with coconut fiber and moss, remove the newspaper.

 

The moss pillow is made up of multiple layers of coconut fibre and mossy greenery

Stuff the pillow firmly with soil. Make sure you compact the soil really well to prevent the pillow from sagging.

 

Stuff the Moss Pillow with Soil

To finish the pillow off, join the top edges together by bending the wires over each other. Cut a small hole in the moss pillow and use your fingers to make a hole in the soil. Carefully tuck a succulent or two inside the hole, and close the hole around the succulent to secure it.

 

Make a hole in the chicken wire, moss and coconut fibre and plant the succulents

And that’s it; the succulent moss pillow planter is ready to add to your garden.

 

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We put ours on a park bench we rescued from the dump many years ago.

 

Take your garden decor to a whole new level with this beautiful moss pillow succulent planter. Not only is it easy to make but it also adds a magical touch to any outdoor space #gardendecor #mosspillow #acraftymix #succulentplanter #gardendecorideas

And I think it looks magical 😉

 

Take your garden decor to a whole new level with this beautiful succulent moss pillow planter. Not only is it easy to make but it also adds a magical touch to any outdoor space #gardendecor #mosspillow #acraftymix #succulentplanter #gardendecorideas

What do you think? Would you make a mossy pillow for your garden?

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Take your garden decor to a whole new level with this beautiful succulent moss pillow planter. Not only is it easy to make but it also adds a magical touch to any outdoor space #gardendecor #mosspillow #acraftymix #succulentplanter #gardendecorideas

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TTake your garden decor to a whole new level with this beautiful succulent moss pillow planter. Not only is it easy to make but it also adds a magical touch to any outdoor space #gardendecor #mosspillow #acraftymix #succulentplanter #gardendecorideas

BTW, if you enjoyed this magical mossy pillow planter, then you’re going to love these ideas:

And if you have moss and coconut fiber left over after making your pillow, why not make a few of these adorable moss creatures? They’re guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Oh, and if you’re looking for some of the things we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us make more amazing crafts to share with you 😉

 

Succulents Plants Live (6PK) Potted Succulent Plants Live House Plants, Cactus Plants Live Plants Indoor Plants Live Houseplants, Indoor Plant Succulents Live Plant House Plant by Plants for Pets
BSTWM Chicken Wire Net for Craft Projects,3 Sheets Lightweight Galvanized Hexagonal Wire 13.7 Inches x 40 Inches x 0.63 Inch Mesh,with 1 Mini Wire Cutting Pliers
SuperMoss (25325) Forest Moss Preserved, Fresh Green, 3 Pounds

And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY, then maybe these beauties will appeal.

 

Ogrmar Retro Creative Car Flower Pot Garden Plant Succulent Planter Desk Flower Pot Cactus Plant Pot (WY1485, Yellow-Green)
ART & ARTIFACT Head Planters for Outdoor Plants Face Planters Pots for Indoor Plants, Woman Head Planter Man Head Planter Pot with Drainage - Man
Grandma's Story Vintage Gardening Pots, Creative Imitation Wood Concrete Cactus Succulent Planter Flower Pot (L)

And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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