Monday, May 17, 2010

Mossy Topiaries

I'll tell you a secret....lean in close....
I have secretly and quietly
Topiaries for a looooooong time.
But I was too cheap to pay the $49 or more for ONE.
Like these from Ballard Designs.
Love them. But nope. Wasn't gonna happen. Not for $50 each.

But then I started seeing all these little DIY topiaries around blog land. 
And I got inspired.

I was in Gordmans the other day I found some little Moss balls. And some boxwood balls. 
They were PERFECT for a DIY topiary. 
So I came home and did this.
Mossy ball topiaries!
I had to move them into the dining room to get better light for the photo.
These cost me exactly $14.50 (or $7.25 each) to make.
Please excuse the windows in the back but the husband is currently in the process of stripping and redoing all 9 from our bedroom. 
Anyway - back to the Topes. 
The Moss Ball was on clearance for $5.99.
The little tin pot they are in were $1 each at Dollar Tree.
I had the spanish moss already. 
The stick is from my yard. 
And the green floral foam that is in the bottom of the white base was $1 for 4 of them at the Dollar Tree. There is one in the bottom of the white base. 
On my mantle where they are going to live.
These were SO easy. 
I literally found two sticks in the yard and snapped them to be about the same size.
Came in and used a knife to make a hole in the moss balls - then jammed one end of the stick into the hole.
I put the green floral foam in the bottom of the white pot and jammed the other end of the stick into it.
Then I tossed some spanish moss on top and VOILA! Topiaries!!!
I'm addicted now. 
Must make more with the other balls!

This is totally easy - you should do this!!!!!

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  1. Wow, I love those. I think I could make some myself. I am in love with topiaries also. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love those! It really adds something in a room. I found your blog at the Lady Bloggers Society. I am a new follower! Come visit me at Mama's Little chick.

    Mama Hen

  3. Aren't you glad you did not shell out 50 bucks? Yours turned out great!

  4. I love it! In fact that is one of my next projects! I hope you'll check out my blog!