How to Make Daffodil Kokedama
Kokedama is the Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil wrapped with string or fishing line. They can be displayed outdoors in the garden, indoors as a table centerpiece and even strung from a tree or in a window.
For this easy DIY spring garden project, I bought potted daffodils from the grocery store, gathered moss from the backyard and invited friends to make it a fun and interactive gathering. Welcome spring into your home by making your own daffodil kokedama using this step-by-step guide.
- Potted flowering daffodils (we used dwarf daffodils for this project)
- Fresh or sphagnum sheet moss
- Garden twine, embroidery floss or invisible fishing line
- Utility scissors
Daffodil Kokedama Watering and Care Tips
Water your daffodil kokedama by soaking it in a bowl of water for a few minutes. To display indoors, set the damp ball on a saucer. Water again whenever the ball feels lighter in weight, typically every 2-3 days. Once the daffodils finish blooming, you can disassemble the ball and plant the bulbs in your garden.
More Kokedama Ideas to Try
Feeling inspired? The possibilities are endless, so give these kokedama variations a try.
- More plants: Try herbs as well as houseplants like ferns, pothos, African violets and succulents.
- Display options: Arrange a table centerpiece with a collection of moss balls; also try elevating on a glass cake stand.
- Gift ideas: Spread the spring cheer by sharing kokedamas with friends. They also make great teacher and hostess gifts.
- Pendant balls: To hang, tie strings from the tops of moss balls and suspend them from a tree or along a window.
- Craft party: Gather supplies and invite friends to join you in making moss balls. Extra hands make the project even more fun.