Moss Roulade

Sustainable Technique: Moss Roulade

Total time: 7 minutes and 45 seconds 

Learn how to make a eco-friendly foam free mechanic to use for weddings, funerals and other arrangements. It is a go-to versatile and easy technique.

The moss roulade serves a couple of different functions, much like floral foam would. 

  1. It provides a matrix to hold stems in place. Depending on the moisture in the roll, it can also provide a water source. 
  2. Primarily it provides a source of humidity, reducing transpiration and, therefore, the moisture needs of the plant material. I find this to be adequate for most wedding installations since they are typically used for a short duration. If I am using a particularly thirsty stem, I will place it in an Eco-Fresh bouquet wrap or a water tube and insert that into the mechanic to ensure that the stem has enough water.


  1. Debra Craig on 13/03/2022 at 10:35 am

    Thank you Debbie,
    That was really useful and great to be finding sustainable options.
    Debra Craig

  2. Hilton Val on 15/03/2022 at 4:39 pm

    Thankyou Debbie for sharing .

  3. Angela king on 30/03/2022 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks Debbie it’s great to see an eco friendly alternative

  4. Natasha Selly on 14/06/2022 at 9:56 am

    Thank you for the tutorial Debbie, lovely to see alternatives xx

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