How to dry moss for creative decoration ideas

How to dry moss for creative decoration ideas

Drying for free - that's how it works in the air

Moss types such as peat moss or liverwort are perfect for drying and creative decoration. These can be discovered in the forest and garden in shady places in thick cushions. Please remove a maximum of half of each cushion so that the moss plant can regenerate. To air dry the moss:

  • Put the fresh moss in a sieve
  • Pour boiling water over them to get rid of pests
  • Spread out on kitchen paper

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In the dark, airy place, the moss dries within a few days.

Dry the crib moss on the heater in winter

If the radiators are already active in winter, they also function as a drying device for your crib moss. To do this, beat absorbent kitchen paper double or triple and place it on a warm radiator. Then spread your moss harvest from the forest or garden. Turn the moss once a day until it is completely dry.

Drying moss in the oven - this is how it works

If you want it to be quick, dry your moss harvest in the oven. First, rinsing with boiling water is recommended to remove any pests. Then line a baking sheet with kitchen paper and place the well-drained moss on it. Turn the upholstery every 10 minutes on the lowest setting with circulating air. Please leave the oven door slightly open.


Moss dried in the air loses its deep green color. To preserve the plant permanently, make a mixture of glycerine and denatured alcohol in a ratio of 2: 1. The moss collected from the forest is soaked in it for 10 minutes. After it has dried in an airy, dark room for 2 to 3 days, it can be used.

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