Need a little something to add to your decor this spring? A boxwood topiary is just the thing! You can even create a faux concrete DIY pot with just a few simple steps. I absolutely love this project and how they turned out. I know you will love them as well!
- Paper mache pots
- Boxwood balls (I used some about the same diameter as the pots)
- Moss sheet
- Faux concrete paint
- Faux moss paint
- Birch logs
- Styrofoam disc or sheet
- Styrofoam cutter
- Sponge brush
- Hot glue and glue gun
Start by giving your paper mache pots a faux concrete finish with the two part system. Add the lighter color all over the pot with the sponge brush and allow to dry. Come back with a second coat of the lighter color along with a few accents of the darker color while the paint is still wet. Full instructions are on the package so be sure to follow them exactly. I love this product! I really does look like concrete!
Now you need to add moss to your pots. Use the faux moss product to add touches of moss to your pots. This also comes with a lighter and darker color but you can use these both at the same time.
I added a bit of moss to the top and bottom of the pots. Make it look like the moss has grown naturally.
If you have a foam disc that will fit in the top of your pot, you can just add it. Otherwise cut you own shape from a foam sheet with the foam cutter. You will also want to cut holes in the center for your faux birch logs.
Add three of the birch logs and secure with hot glue. Low temp glue works best with foam.
Add sheet moss to the top of the foam and secure with a bit of hot glue. Add the boxwood ball to the top with a bit of hot glue as well.
Doesn’t that pot look just like mossy covered concrete? I love it! Add a DIY boxwood topiary to your home this spring!
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