Spring is just around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about decorating your home for the new season. I like spring decor that can last from the moment I take down Valentine’s Day decor until I decorate for summer and I think I’ve come up with a project that really fits the bill. Today I’m sharing a fun spring DIY topiary tree that you can make in less than an hour.
- 9 inch Faux Boxwood Ball
- Mini Speckled Eggs
- Metal Flower Pot Planter
- Preserved Moss Sheets
- Craft Foam
- Wooden Dowel
- Hot Glue Gun
Begin by attaching a piece of foam to the bottom of the planter with hot glue. If your topiary seems top heavy, you can also add filler beads or small pebbles to add weight and stability to the bottom.
Place the dowel into the center of the foam and secure with hot glue.
Slip the dowel through one end of the boxwood ball and rest the top end of the ball on the end of the dowel. Add a big dab of hot glue to keep the boxwood ball in place. You can see in the photo below how the dowel is resting on the hidden structural cross pieces. That’s where you’ll glue the dowel and boxwood ball together.
Next, use hot glue to attach the little speckled eggs onto the boxwood leaves.
You’ll want to pay special attention to egg placement so that the colors are dispersed evenly.
Cover the foam base with moss and add a few more speckled eggs and then you’re done!
Isn’t it cute? If you would like to use this DIY topiary tree year round, just remove the speckled eggs after spring is over and you’ll have a really pretty season-neutral decor piece.
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Jennifer is a wife and mother of three. She blogs at TheCraftPatchBlog.com, where she shares craft tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and loads of creative inspiration for home and family. When she’s not blogging or crafting, Jennifer loves to shop at thrift stores, play kickball with her family and adventure in the great state of Idaho.