Highland Moss’s Guide to Preserved Moss: What are the benefits and how to use it?

multi coloured preserved reindeer moss in a wooden bowl on top of green moss

What is Preserved Moss?

Preserved moss is real moss that has undergone a specialized preservation process to maintain its natural appearance and texture for an extended period. Sustainably harvested from nature, the moss is treated with a solution of glycerine and other eco-friendly ingredients. During this preservation process, the glycerine replaces the water within the moss, effectively stopping its natural drying and decay. As a result, preserved moss remains soft, pliable, and lusciously green, without the need for water or sunlight.

This innovative technique makes preserved moss an excellent option for various indoor decor and landscaping projects. It offers the beauty of live moss without regular maintenance, making it a low-maintenance and sustainable alternative for adding a touch of nature to interior spaces. Whether used in moss bowls, art installations, terrariums, or as a base for succulent arrangements, preserved moss brings the essence of the outdoors indoors, allowing nature’s charm to flourish effortlessly.

At Highland Moss, we pride ourselves on sourcing our preserved moss from trusted and responsible suppliers. Our preserved moss comes in a wide range of colours, they can be found here on the website and from our store on Constitution Street in Aberdeen.

handmade preserved moss wall art with wooden log pieces in a wooden circle on white wall background

Benefits of Preserved Moss:

Preserved moss has all the benefits of fresh moss but with none of the care requirements. Our preserved moss will last for years and years without needing any additional care. An incredible benefit of preserved moss is that even in its current state, the moss will continue to absorb pollution from the air.

Low Maintenance: Preserved moss requires little to no maintenance, eliminating the need for watering or sunlight.

Longevity: It stays lush and vibrant for months or even years without any care.

Versatility: Preserved moss is flexible and can be used in various creative applications.

Sustainable: Harvesting practices are eco-friendly, ensuring the preservation of natural habitats.

handmade preserved moss wall art in wooden square frame. pale coloured moss with a bright red moss shaped heart in centre

Applications for Preserved Moss

Preserved Moss is such a versatile product that can be used in a variety of different creative applications both indoors and outdoors. We would recommend people experiment with preserved moss in their next DIY project to see how it can bring some bright colours to their next designs. Below are some more examples of applications of preserved moss.

Moss Walls: Moss walls have gained popularity as innovative and eco-friendly interior decor options. These living walls utilize preserved moss to create stunning green installations that add a touch of nature to any indoor space. Moss walls are not only visually appealing but also offer acoustic benefits by reducing noise and providing a calming atmosphere. They require minimal maintenance, making them ideal for environments where live plants may not thrive. Moss walls can be customized to fit various design styles, from modern and sleek to rustic and natural, and they make a captivating focal point in offices, hotels, restaurants, and residential spaces.

Terrariums: Preserved moss brings an enchanting touch of nature to terrariums, creating captivating miniature landscapes that require little maintenance. Used as a lush ground cover, preserved moss forms a soft and natural base, evoking the feeling of a verdant forest floor. Delicately arranged moss “rocks” and winding pathways add depth and intrigue, while moss-covered mounds provide dimension to the design. Along the terrarium’s edges, preserved moss frames the scene, seamlessly blending the miniature landscape with the container walls. The resilient nature of preserved moss ensures a lasting and vibrant display, making it a perfect choice for terrarium enthusiasts seeking a touch of greenery and tranquillity within their indoor spaces.

Moss Art: Moss art is a creative way to blend nature with artistic expression. By arranging preserved moss in imaginative patterns and designs, artists can craft captivating wall art or frames that bring the beauty of the outdoors indoors. This art is very versatile, allowing for various shapes and colour combinations, from abstract designs to intricate illustrations. These living art pieces evoke a sense of tranquillity and connection with nature, making them a popular choice for art installations in galleries, homes, and public spaces. Moss art adds a unique touch to interior decor, providing a refreshing alternative to traditional artwork and contributing to a biophilic environment.

Moss Bowls: Moss bowls offer a delightful and natural base for creating enchanting centrepieces or decorative arrangements. Preserved moss is carefully arranged in shallow containers or bowls, acting as a lush green foundation for adding other elements like candles, seasonal decorations, or small figurines. Moss bowls add a touch of natural elegance to dining tables, coffee tables, or mantelpieces, and they can be easily customized to suit different themes or occasions. These low-maintenance and long-lasting moss arrangements are an excellent option for adding a touch of greenery to any indoor setting.

preserved reindeer moss super green colour. moss shaped into the letters EAT

Event Decor: Preserved moss is an adaptable and eco-friendly option for event decor. From weddings and parties to corporate events and trade shows, preserved moss can be used to create captivating installations, backdrops, and tablescapes. Moss-covered letters, logos, and shapes add a unique touch to event branding. These eye-catching designs are great for social media and encourage people to share photos in front of the moss creations. Hanging moss installations, such as moss chandeliers or hanging walls, create a striking visual impact. Preserved moss also works well with other decor elements, like flowers and fairy lights, creating enchanting and sustainable event experiences.

Educational Projects: Preserved moss finds applications in educational projects, especially those related to horticulture, biology, and ecology. Students can use preserved moss to represent different natural environments realistically. Whether it’s creating miniature forests, rainforests, or bog habitats, preserved moss helps students understand ecosystems and biodiversity. Educational displays featuring preserved moss are also popular in museums, botanical gardens, and nature centres, providing a hands-on learning experience for visitors of all ages. Its durability and lifelike appearance make preserved moss a valuable tool in educational settings to foster a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

Preserved moss offers a natural and sustainable way to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your living spaces. Its versatility and longevity make it a popular choice for creative DIY projects, adding a touch of greenery and elegance to your home decor. Experiment with different applications and enjoy the endless possibilities that preserved moss offers.

If you are interested in preserved moss, then take a look at the rest of our website or pop into the shop on Constitution Street in Aberdeen. If you looking for some preserved moss for a large-scale project then email [email protected] and we can work together to come up with a stunning solution for your project.

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