Framed Moss Wall Decor | Thrift Store Challenge

Hi all!  Hope you are well, and I hope you are ready for a fun and easy craft project with a thrift store upcycle mixed in!  This framed moss wall decor is just what I was needing after a week of hard work in my master bedroom, where we recently installed some faux wood beams and are in the middle of a large makeover.  

Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

This project, is much easier and a really fun addition to your home and I’ve teamed up with a handful of awesome bloggers to bring you our monthly thrift store decor upcycle challenge.

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Kim | Made in a Day   
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation    Havalah | Sisters, What 
Chelsea | Making Manzanita    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made    Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den     Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay
 Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
   Jeanie | Create & Babble    Michelle | Michelle James Designs

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


I always love perusing the frame section of a thrift store.  You can find some really great gems there.  I found this simple oak frame recently, and for 25 cents, I figured I could use it somewhere in my home.

Here is what I used for this framed moss wall decor:

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I took the simple frame and gave it a coat of milk paint, just to soften the color and give it a more weathered look affect.  I used a soft tan milk paint for this.

Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

 

Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

No need to take the glass out of the frame, unless you want to add something else instead, but I just left it as is.  No need to even tape it off, it is just fine if paint gets on it.

Once the paint was dry, I applied hot glue in small batches and pressed the moss into the hot glue.  Cover the whole glass in this same way.  It is such a cool look!

Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

Once the moss completely covers the glass you can keep it as is or add some simple decor to it.  I have tried it with two different options.   Tie a few flowers together and hang them from some twine.  Its a sweet addition. 

Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

 

Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

 

Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

 

You can also use inexpensive paper doilies, like I did here.  A simple “spring” written on the doily is a fun way to decorate the framed moss wall decor.

Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

 

Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

Here are some other great ways to use this framed moss wall decor:

  • Hang a wooden or metal letter over the framed moss wall decor
  • hang a small antler 
  • pin or glue other flowers into the moss to add a more feminine look
  • Pin a page from one of your favorite books or a quote that you love
  • Make a few extra framed moss wall decor pieces and hang them all together for an interesting gallery wall.

Its a simple enough craft project to do.   So next time you’re in a thrift store, make sure to snatch up those old frames!

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Now a new use for those thrift store picture frames! Check out how easy it is to make this framed moss wall decor! Its a great upcycle!

 

 


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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25 Comments

  1. So pretty, Sara! I LOVE moss; I think it has something to do with the fact that I can’t keep real plants alive, but moss I can do! ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOVE that milk paint too, such a nice color.

  2. Moss is so fun to work with! My cats have a field day with it too. I love that you can change this up and make it work for any season or holiday. It is a great project and the perfect up-cycle!

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