Friday, October 16, 2009

Tiered Topiaries

This is a fun project that started with a trip to St. Vincent's.
I found these awesome goblet-looking bowls for 99 cents a piece.
Oh, the possibilities!

Tiered Topiaries
-3 bowls/pots
-dowel rods
-3 Styrofoam balls
-decorative moss
-newspaper (for fill and to protect your surfaces)
-green plant Styrofoam block

1. Bottoms of the pots: scrunch newspaper in the first one until you are level with the top. 2nd and third ones- place a green plant Styrofoam block on the bottom of each. Spray the tops of each with adhesive and pile on the moss. The first topiary is done!
2. 2nd and 3rd topiaries: break off a length of dowel rod and stick into the two pots. Stab a Styrofoam ball on each. Spray the balls with adhesive and pile on the moss! 2nd topiary is done!
3. 3rd topiary: break off another piece of dowel rod and stab it into the 1st Styrofoam moss ball. Then stick another ball on top of that. Spray with adhesive, then pile on the moss!

It's a really pretty, but cheap project. I absolutely love them in my modern/contemporary/classic bedroom.

Stick around for: Pumpkin Pie recipe, Love for Everything Chalkboard, Staircase Redo, Chronicles of 31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest, Wall Sconce Redo, My New BIG REVEAL, and of course, pumpkin carving with my kids.


  1. those are great! i'm going to have to try this! I have small styrofoam balls and a cute white compote bowl...I think they'd make the perfect mini topiary!

  2. Clever idea for a pretty accent. Great job! :)


  3. These are beautiful.I love moss! Stop by for a visit, I have done a few moss projects.


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