I love topiaries, but didn't love the price. I just couldn't pay $100.00 for one, so I decided to make my own. I found a great tutorial from Abby at Tales and Trials. I also found another great tutorial over at Lynette's L.A.M. blog. Both of their topiaries turned out great.
Here's my version!
I bought 4 styrofoam balls from Hobby Lobby. They didn't have the green ones so I had to get the white ones.
I bought ivy and moss from Michael's
I recycled two of my pots. Yes, the plants I had in there died. I have to keep it real for you ya know!
It snowed 9" last weekend, but the snow wasn't going to stop me from spray painting! I painted the balls green.
I found two sticks in my yard. I made the sticks the same size. Well almost.
I then put the balls on my sticks!
I put some rocks in the planter, so the base would be heavy and not turn over when it is windy. I put newspaper in it as well to give it some height. I also used florist foam to hold the stick and I used my glue gun. I put the glue inside the hole and around the stick.
I then used a pencil to make holes for the ivy. I just kept putting the ivy in the balls until they were completely covered.
I aded a ribbon and I glued moss at the bottom.
I think they turned out pretty well, and I didn't spend nearly the money if I would have bought these from a store.
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