Saturday, March 6, 2010

Two buckets of moss

Two brackets hang from the entry into the living room - from which hang a pair of shabby chic buckets and for Christmas I had them filled with scraps cut off the Christmas tree and a spray of faux berries.

I emptied the Christmas contents long ago and the buckets have been sitting on the floor ever since. I decided yesterday that it was past time for them to be back in action.

Miss Mustard Seed gave me the idea to fill silver bowls with moss and I did one of those for my bedroom. Since I still have tons of moss from my tree it seemed like a great way to use what I already had and bring some green indoors that wasn't a "seasonal" type thing.
First I filled the buckets with newspaper from the recycle box, scrunching it to make it fill the bucket, yet remain lightweight.

I gathered my moss from all over the ground and tucked it into the tops.

They look right at home hanging up.

What an easy project! And free too because I shopped the house (and yard).


Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi! I just found your blog through Finesse Your Nest. This is such a simple idea that has so much impact. I love it. I'm off to see the one you made for your bedroom.
Patricia :o)

Jenn said...

Awesome! I love what you did!
Have a great weekend!

Kendall said...

Very, very CUTE!!! Thanks for linking up to Shop The House Sunday!

Kim said...

Those turned out cute- really freshened up.

Hepworths said...

This is really cute!

Linda said...

Love the moss buckets...awesome idea you had here! You have a great blog...I'm having FUN looking around:)


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this adds something from nature...the perfect touch! ♥

Marcela said...

Love your idea!

My idea buckets as seen:

Nielson Shmielson said...

I love that! Looks like a project for my list!!