Mossy Rock Wreath

I’m excited to share my first Dollar Tree Designs project.
To create this project you will need several bags of mossy rocks (I used 15 bags @ $1 each from Dollar Tree), a styrofoam wreath form (I used the largest one from Hobby Lobby), and toothpicks.
To get started, stick toothpicks into several rocks and begin attaching to the wreath. I chose toothpicks to secure the rocks to the wreath because I have trouble committing to a design. I like to recycle and reuse items. I suppose glue would work if you wanted a permanent wreath.
Then start working the puzzle.I found it was easier to cover the top of the wreath with most of the larger rocks, fill in with smaller rocks, and then start working the inside and outside of the form. Make sure to fit together tight so that none of the styrofoam shows through.
The inside of the mossy rocks are styrofoam. This means you can manipulate the rocks into the shape you need to complete the puzzle. These both started as the same size and shape. Vary the angle of the toothpick to make the fit more secure.
I ended up cutting a handful of the rocks to fill in the weird spots on the inside and outside of the wreath. I did not use any cut rocks on the front of the wreath.
Your finished product should look something like this. I had planned to embellish it but after I finished I decided I liked it plain. I think it has a higher end look and it cost just over $20 and an hour or so to make.

For a finishing touch, I simply added a burlap ribbon and hung from the ceiling over my mantel. It’s the perfect touch to my garden inspired mantel. I’m in love once again with another simply good design on an unbeatable budget!

~Southern Fried Gal
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  • Cheri
    May 2, 2011

    Love this! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments…I love crochet and just taught myself via You tube videos end of January. LOVE it. New follower!

  • Paula
    May 2, 2011

    I love this wreath! It looks great over your fireplace.

    I went to the Dollar Tree near my school after work on Friday and there were no moss colored rocks there. I was so disappointed!

  • Babs
    May 2, 2011

    Fabulous.. and very “high end”. Love the simplicity of the wreath.
    I’m off to DT to look for moss rocks. :)

  • Brooke
    May 2, 2011

    Love this! And thanks for following my blog:)!

  • Hines House
    May 2, 2011

    Love it! I am so glad I found your blog, you always have the neatest ideas. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

    May 2, 2011

    What a great idea! I love all the moss ornamentation….I may have to check out my local Dollar Tree :)

    Tks for sharing.

  • Miss Charming
    May 3, 2011

    What a cute idea! It looks great in front of the mirror!

  • Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful
    May 3, 2011

    Great idea! I have a few bags of those and wasn’t really sure what to do with them. May have to go pick up a couple more.

  • Madigan at madiganmade
    May 3, 2011

    This is right up my alley! Simple and elegant! What a genius idea.

  • Heather
    May 3, 2011

    Really great wreath….must have one of my own!

  • Object of Maya*ffection
    May 6, 2011

    LOVE! Natural, easy and FAST!! Thanx for sharing!

    June 3, 2011

    What a beautiful Idea!

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