What’s that you say? DIY Moss Candle, Candle Holder, and Vase ALL for $2. Now that Springtime is here, my creative juices started flowing and I made 3 projects from moss, empty tin cans, and dollar store candles. It’s SO easy to make a DIY Moss Candle, Candleholder and Vase ALL for $2!
I can hardly wait to share them with you!
I started out by using these 3 components:
1-99 cent candle
1 bag of reindeer moss from Dollar Tree
1 bottle-tacky glue.
I used the same concept with this project as I did for the DIY Moss Easter Basket made from a peat pot:
and my DIY moss wreath, pictured below.
Using a paint brush, I brushed the candle with tacky glue and then adhered moss to it. I continued this process until my candle was covered with moss. You can cover as much of the candle as you prefer. You can see in the photos, I have covered the whole candle as well as just the bottom third. If you like it-it’s perfect!
Doesn’t she look so “Springy”? Much better than a plain white candle. I looked up prices for this type of candle online, and they sell for between $13-$20. Mine was $2-Score!!
While I was working on this Spring moss candle, the creative juices started flowing again. I have quite a few empty cans waiting for me to use them, Hmmmm…..
What if I covered the sides and bottom of my can to make a moss covered candle holder??
Using 2 sizes of cans, I was able to have my candles on different levels. Seriously fell in love with these!!
I also looked up the prices for moss candle holders online. You will pay between $15 and $25 depending on the size. My cost: basically $1. I already had a bag of moss and the cans were in my craft cupboard. Woo Woo!
Okay, the creative juices were on a roll now and they couldn’t be stopped.
What if I took those same cans and turned them upside down and created moss covered vases??? Yes!!
I headed over to Trader Joes from some fresh tulips (Great deal I might add-I bought 9 stems for $4)
Okay, back to my moss covered vases…
Viola!! These are my fave so far!! Wow-don’t they look expensive, “Springy”, and amazing with my moss candle?? Can you say”I am in love?” I definitely am in love with all of these DIY moss ideas.
These moss vases would also be lovely filled with babies breath, billy balls, roses, or hydrangeas!! The creativity is endless for these lovelies!!
Here they are with just a small touch of Easter. The prices for moss covered vases is somewhere between $20-$30. Mine-$1 for both.
I can’t stop taking pictures of my DIY Moss vases and moss covered candle. They bring Spring into our home and look so inviting.
And lastly all 3 together… A moss cover candle, a moss covered candle holder and a moss covered vase all of under $2.
All 3 of these would be perfect on an Easter table setting, at a bridal shower or even a wedding.
I was so happy to share my DIY Moss Candle, Candle Holder, and Vase ALL for $2.
The price is incredible-you can’t beat it.
As a side note…If your dollar store doesn’t carry reindeer moss, glass candles you can order these from Michaels Stores.
Let me know if you are going to make some, too! I would love to hear all about it. Just use the hashtag #whatmeeganmakes on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for me to view your creativity.
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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says
More mossy goodness! I featured your baskets at the party this morning!
Lavender Dreams says
What a fun inexpensive project! I love the pretty Spring flowers and LOTS of candles!
Linda@Coastal Charm says
Love these thrifty ideas…thank you for sharing them at my party. I have lots of moss in my Easter/Spring decor (I cheated and purchased mine already done).
~ Megin of VMG206 says
So cute! I’m on the hunt for some $1.00 moss ~ haven’t found it yet. I love the tulips!
I found you today thru the Made in a Day Linky. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
I think these came out very unique and very fabulous. They look just great on the coffee table too!!
I’m visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things. :)
Thanks so much, Rosie! I truly appreciate your comments!! I love that you found me :)
Katherines Corner says
These are a lovely reminder of the promise of spring. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo
The DIY Homegirl says
Hello! I featured your tutorial in my blog series, Living in a White Box. My series features tips, inspiration, and ideas for how to decorate rental homes. Your moss decor is perfect for my latest post as it’s a great way to decorate on a budget!
Thanks SO much!! I am honored. xoxo
Does the glued on moss shed all over? Do you need to spray the finished product with hair spray or something to hold the moss together?
The moss sheds a tiny, tiny bit. I haven’t ever sprayed mine with anything. If you make one and decide to spray it with hairspray, I would LOVE to hear your results.
Thanks for stopping by today.