Create your own flower box out of moss
How to create your own flower box out of moss
Planters and balcony tubs don’t always have to be made of clay, terra cotta or plastic. Sometimes we can also be inspired by nature. Especially in autumn, a moss plant pot in the garden or on the balcony really catches the eye and creates a cosy autumn feeling. It becomes especially personal if you build the moss pot yourself, which works quickly and easily with our instructions. Here you will find step by step explained how you can design your own plant pot from moss. The following materials are needed: A box full of moss, wire mesh and binding wire, scissors, Plexiglas, potting soil and assorted fall plants.
Step 1: Cut the mesh wire for the sides of the basket. We need two layers for each of the 4 sides (so 8 layers).
Step 2: Lay out the cut wire with moss, then cover it with the second layer
Step 3: Now, connect the two layers securely with the bonding wire, so that the two sides stick together.
For optimum retention, the binding wire should connect the sides at close intervals.
Step 4: We will now repeat this until all four side panels are completed.
Step 5: Now the side panels can be connected to each other. To do this, we take the connecting wire and attach the sides to the corners and middle.
Step 6: The plexiglass is later used as the base for our plant pot. In order to attach them to the side panels, we must first pre-drill holes all around.
Step 7: Now we can reattach the plexiglass window with bonding wire to the sides of the plant pot. To do this, we insert the wire through the pre-drilled holes and connect it to the side panels.
Step 8: Now the pot can be turned upside down and filled with soil and flowers. For fall, we recommend plants such as heather and cyclamen.
Ready to go! Now we just need a suitable place for our flower box. To prevent the moss from drying out too quickly, we need to spray it regularly with water.
Now it’s your turn!