How to Make a Square Reindeer Moss Wreath for Christmas


Gorgeous reindeer moss wreaths are all the rage these days. You can find them at many big box retailers and home decor stores, but they’re so easy to make, why settle for store-bought? This fun DIY project lets you chose the exact size of your finished wreath, allowing you to customize for your particular needs. The directions below will help you make a 20-inch square reindeer moss wreath, but you can size up or down depending on your needs. In fact, why not make multiples! A trio of these square wreaths in different sizes would look great on a mantle as the focus of a holiday display.

Supplies Needed

  • Two 20×20-inch pieces of 1-inch-thick florist’s foam (adjust if you want a smaller or bigger wreath)
  • Sheet of poster board (at least 20 inches wide)
  • Marker
  • Ruler
  • T-square
  • Scissors or crafts knife
  • Sharp knife or foam-cutting tool
  • 150 florist’s pins
  • 2 large bags of bright green reindeer moss
  • Foam adhesive
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Assorted sizes of red and copper-color holiday balls
  • 3-inch wide wired ribbon bow

How to Make the Wreath

  1. Use a marker, ruler, and T-square to draw a 20-inch square on poster board. Measure and mark 3-1/3 inches inside each of the square’s edges and connect the lines to draw a smaller square inside the large square. Cut out the pattern along the lines.
  2. Place the poster board pattern on a sheet of florist’s foam, trace around the pattern, then cut out the shape using a knife or foam cutter. Repeat on the second sheet of foam. Layer the two sheets and stick together with foam adhesive. Gently round off the wreath’s edges and corners.
  3. Cover the foam with small clumps of moss, using floral pins to attach and tucking the pins in the moss so they don’t show at all.
  4. Use hot glue to attach various-size holiday balls onto the surface of the moss, spacing them in a pleasing arrangement. Make a bow using wide ribbon and use hot glue to secure to the wreath as shown.