DIY Wabi Kusa Spaghnum

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Hi all,

This is going to be a pic and text heavy thread, I made some wabi kusa balls, and wanted to share details in case others wanted to try it!

(Disclaimer: I literally just made this, so I can't say its successful yet!)

You may have seen the commercial wabi kusa balls selling for £20, these balls are superb, however a bit pricey!

The materials I used for mine included:

1 x monofilament (£2)
1 x spaghnum block 100g (£6)
1 x small pebble (free anywhere, outside)
1 x Xmas moss (£3)

So basically a tenner, and with these materials I could make about 10 wabi kusa balls.

So, my steps below!

1) collect pebbles
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2) wetten spaghnum moss, this balloons up to an insane amount, I was surprised just how much I got from 100g
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3) grab a handful of spaghnum, and wrap it round a pebble then squeeze it by cupping both hands around tightly.

4) begin to wrap the monofilament around tightly, any bits of spaghnum poking out, simply wrap round them till it looks like below

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6) plant up by tying or poking holes and inserting stems. I've used a mix of emersed and immersed Monte Carlo below! Not pretty just now, but it should grow in I hope!
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