Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crafty Friday - Topiary Tree

Ever since my trip to Canton a while back I've had this glass dome that I intended to put an ornament stand in with a seasonal this.

Unfortunately the dome I bought was too skinny and too short (hasty purchase!). So, it's been sitting empty on my bookshelf ever since. I decided I just wanted a topiary tree to sit inside of it. But have you seen the prices on some of those tiny topiary trees?? And I knew that I'd have to have one that was 'just right' for my dome. What are the odds??? Enter crafty Friday....

I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some materials to help me out with the project. You'll need a boxwood plant, foam floral balls (or shape of your choosing), moss and some sort of container. For the could buy one - or check your yard for one (which is what I did).
Use floral foam to fill the pot so that your stick has somewhere to 'stick'. I had some of this already on had so no need to buy it again... FREE! :) Push the stick into the ball and you're ready for tedious step #2.
Cut the boxwood plant into tiny sprays like this.
And start sticking them in! Remember this WILL take a while.
Hot glue the moss around the base of your tree and you're finished!
Now the new home for the tree filling up the glass dome just right.
How much did this cost for ONE tree?
Floral foam ball $.80
Terra Cotta pot $.42
Boxwood spray $3.99 (and I have over half left)
Stick: FREE
Moss: FREE (I ended up having some so I can return what I bought)

**to all my local friends. I have 5 balls and 4 pots (one broke!) so if anyone wants to make a tree... let me know.


  1. This might be a good ladies night out craft idea!!

  2. This is totally ingenius. I love the tiny topiary under your cloche. Great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  3. Oh, that's lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your process..I will have to give this a try!


  4. Great topiary... I love that you broke down the budget on it! I adore it undr glass :)

  5. Very Cute! I have all these pieces except the greenery! I may have to make one of these too! Love it! Wonderful tutorial!


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