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Make Your Own Kokedama (Hanging Moss Ball)

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Looking for a cool, modern way to display your plants? Check out these kokedamas!! It’s a derivative of the bonsai. History dates this form back to 1063 A.D. in ancient Japan. The idea is that you constrict the roots like a bonsai, but instead of a pot in a ball of moss.

They are really easy to take care of. All you have to do is either spritz them with water every few days or dunk them in a water bowl until the moss gets wet once a week or two. Then hang back up.

I made this project for thestir.com. Click here for the complete tutorial. 

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Materials needed:

  • Scissors
  • Peat Moss
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Thread
  • Yarn (I chose to go colorful. But you can go natural if you want.)
  • A plant (I went with succulents because they are easier to maintain.)
  • Bowl of water

Instructions:

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Step 1: Shake off 2/3 of the soil around the roots.

Step 2: Wrap the roots with wet moss.

Step 3: Cover the moss with peat moss.

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Step 4: Cover the peat moss with more moss and then tie around with string.

Hang!

Don’t you just love this! Imagine 5-10 of these hanging in a corner of your living room or in front of a window at various lengths! OMG! I would die!

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