Christmas decorating is in full gear at my house and it is a disaster. There are lights, snowflakes, owls, and glitter everywhere – my own personal heaven. Those who know me, know that decorating my home usually takes one week minimum to complete. I have to pull every single thing out of boxes and spread it around the living/dining room so I can fully assess each decoration. I then begin to feel overwhelmed, so I pour myself a glass (or two) of wine and stare at all the decorations. That’s pretty much day 1 and 2. I am currently on day 3 and was making great progress, until I decided to cover my dining room table in moss and start a project.
A couple weeks ago I was out at camp and my mom stopped by for a visit. We went for a walk in behind the camp and starting reminiscing about times we both spent out their as children. It was just a short walk but was actually a very special moment for me, it warmed my heart. Sorry, I’m getting off track!
My mom showed me the big rock she used to play on when she was a little girl. She was surprised to see that it was now completely covered in moss. This led to a conversation between her and I about moss – I know, I know, super exciting conversation. Through talking about how resilient and easy it is to grow, I decided I wanted to try and incorporate it into my Christmas decorating. I am feeling inspired by nature this season so it was the perfect addition to my decorations. I dug a bunch up, stuck it in an old container and threw it in my porch. I walked past it earlier and noticed it looking pretty brown and sluggish. Project time!
I knew I wanted to plant it in something, I had first envisioned letters, maybe spelling out JOY or PEACE. Then I thought of this 3 tier star stand that I bought a few years back – its rustic and would compliment the green moss nicely. However I felt like the end result would potentially look like a 3 tier moss cake – not quite the décor I wanted. So I took the stand apart, planted the moss, and then stacked the largest star on top of the smaller ones. I added a few decorations and a small candle in each star – I didn’t want to make it too busy. I love the way it turned out!
The rest of my house may be Christmas chaos but my dining room table is ready for some holiday cheer!