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DIY – Tuesday Morning Inspired Topiary

Posted: August 23, 2016 at 12:48 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

DIY – Tuesday Morning Inspired Topiary

I saw a gorgeous topiary in Tuesday Morning! It cost about $80, so I thought I’d try my hand at making one for myself.  Here’s how I made a few topiaries for $8 -$12 each!

topiary-1This is the Topiaries I’m using as my inspiration. As you can see the green bush winds around an iron arrow head pole.

So here’s how I made my own:

topiary-suppliesI used a small plant pot and a Christmas wreath that I got from Good Will; a decorative curtain rod is the perfect stand in for the arrow head pole; newspaper or rockets fill the pot; from Dollar Tree I got dried floral foam, reindeer moss and a willow wreaths. You’ll also need a hot glue gun.

topiary-step1First, hot glue the floral foam to the inside bottom of the pot. Next push one half of the curtain rod into the center of the foam. Add newspaper or rocks to keep the rod in place and top it with moss.

topiary-step2I was able to find a couple of Christmas wreaths for $2 at Good Will so I took the garland off of it to use as the greenery for my topiary (you can use anything that will work.)  Wrap the garland around the pole starting from the bottom by twist tying and hot gluing a few pieces as you spiraled up the pole.

topiary-step3To make the topiary look more natural, cut stick pieces from the willow wreath in groups of 3 or 4 and hot glue the sticks so that it looks as if it’s winding around the center up the pole.

topiary-step4Fan all the stems in the garland out to give your topiary a nice full look.  You’ll have beautiful green manicured plants for your home that you don’t have to pay a fortune for!

Watch how I made this and a few other versions of topiary:

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