Today I’ve got a fun DIY project for you. I’m always looking for fun and affordable ways to decorate my home and topiaries are one of my favorite accent pieces. This boxwood DIY topiary is so simple to put together and makes a big impact. Not only is it beautiful in the indoor setting, but it would also be lovely on a porch.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY topiary:
- Boxwood Balls: 12″, 9″, and 6″
- Floral Wire
- Hot Glue Gun
- 36″ Long – 3/16″ Dowel Rod
- Metal Flower Pot with Burlap
- Spanish Moss
- Burlap Ribbon
- Mixing Bowl/Bucket (for plaster)
Step 1. You’ll start by creating your base. Using plaster will help secure the dowel and add weight to the base so your topiary won’t tip over easily. Begin by mixing your plaster according to package directions. You’ll want to use a bucket or bowl that is disposable and be sure to not wash the plaster down the drain.
Step 2. After the plaster is mixed, you’ll pour the plaster in the bucket. Let it set to a thicker consistency and place the dowel in the center of the plaster. You’ll allow the dowel and plaster to set.
Step 3. When the plaster is set, you’ll cover it with spanish moss.
Step 4. Next you’ll slide the 12″ boxwood down the dowel. When you have it where you want it, you’ll use floral wire to tie it onto the dowel. Use hot glue to secure the hidden floral wire in place.
Step 5. Repeat this process with the 9″ boxwood, finishing off with he smallest 6″ boxwood. (For the width of dowel I used, the smaller boxwood had to be snipped inside so it would fit over the diameter of the dowel.)
Step 6. Finish off your topiary by tying on the linen ribbon to the base of the topiary.
Looking for more fun diy topiary ideas? You might want to check out this adorable rustic DIY pumpkin topiary that would be lovely for fall decor. Also, this moss topiary tree is simple to make and would look beautiful year round.
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Marie from BloomingHomestead.com has a passion for all things crafty, including home decorating, organization, digital design, DIY, and cooking yummy comfort food! As a recent first time home buyer, she enjoys making her house into a home while sticking to a budget (gotta love those student loans!). This usually requires her to think outside the box and get creative. Marie loves sharing tutorials and projects in hopes she can inspire others. When Marie is not crafting, she likes to read, shop, watch movies, and visit with family & friends. Most importantly, Marie loves spending time with her husband of 12 years and their two children who keep them on their toes.