With guests coming over to my house for Easter this weekend, I’ve been cleaning, fluffing and trying to spruce the place up a bit.
The other day I made my Easter Egg Wreath for some color on the front door. Well, I needed a bit of color on my kitchen counter as well, so I made a bright Spring Topiary.
Here’s what you need:
- A small flower pot (mine came from Michael’s for about $1.50).
- A styrofoam ball (I already had one that was covered in moss … but the moss isn’t necessary)
- A 1/2 inch dowel rod ( mine came from Lowe’s for around $1).
- Artificial flowers (mine came from Dollar Tree)
- Spray paint
- A plastic cup filled with sand or rocks
- Something to cover the base of the rod (I used moss I had from Micheal’s, but you could use rocks, Easter grass material, etc.)
First off, I spray-painted my terra cotta pot. You don’t have to paint it, but I wanted mine white, and it took me two coats.
I then cut down my rod to the heigth I desired. I also spray painted my dowel rod silver, but any color would work.
Then, I poked a hole in the bottom of my styrofoam ball deep enough that the rod could fit halfway through.
I took my fake flowers, and I cut them off of the bunch, leaving a 3-4 inch stem.
I then started inserting them into the styrofom ball spaced far enough apart that the ball couldn’t seen through the flowers. (Charlie decided to help)
Once the pot has dried, you simply drop-in your cup filled with sand, and then insert your dowel rod down to the bottom of your cup of sand.
Then, you cover the top of your flower pot. I cut a sheet of moss I had into a circle and laid it on top.
Lastly, you put your ball onto your dowel rod.
At the last minute, I decided to add a little stencil to my pot. I simply stuck it on and dabbed very little black paint on it. If you use very much paint it will seep under the stencil.
That was it! Another easy peasy Easter craft!
Desiree @ Shoppe Dezi Lu says
Beautiful – and Charlie is such a little cutie!!!
I have discovered that I have Pottery Barn taste but a Target budget. Your blog is so inspiring!
thats so pretty!!!!
Nana Diana says
I love this topiary. It is just darling! Perfect for Spring- xo Diana
Thanks Diana! Have a Happy Easter!
Diana Rambles says
Super pretty! Thanks for all your link ups!
Great topiary! I’m loving it!
Thanks for sharing,
Thank you Miss Helen!
Soooo stinkin cute!~ I love the stencil too. Thanks so much for sharing at the dollar tree party.
Thanks so much Debbie! Thanks for hosting!
That’s lovely! I love topiaries, and yours really inspires me to try one of my own!
Thanks so much Charlotte!
Beautiful. How many flower stem bunches did you use?
Thank you Lisa! This is a project from last spring and I sold it so I don’t even have it here to look at to tell you. They were pretty decent sized bunches so I don’t recall it being that many.