Friday, August 21, 2009

Topiaries if you please

Maybe it is those fabulous Alice in Wonderland trailers, (is it weird that A in W makes me envision mossy green spheres?) but I am IN LOVE with topiaries, especially these (click for my google image search of topiary balls). But not wanting to pay the price of these babies or worrying about the upkeep, I came up with my own.

What you need:
  • Child's bouncy ball- size to be determined by you, I picked the biggest one I could find :)
  • Planter
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Moss
Let's Get Started!

Gather your supplies.
  • Bouncy ball from Wal-Mart, $2.00
  • Two different kinds of mosses, one artificial kind from Wal-Mart to cover the bulk of the ball and a bag of actual dried moss from Michael's to accent.
  • Found a planter at a thrift store for $0.25 and sprayed it black

Spray your planter and bouncy ball black or some other colored base to conceal writing, cartoons, etc. You don't need to completely cover it, a light coat will suffice.

Spray sections of your bouncy ball with the adhesive and attach the moss. I found it helpful to have the ball already glued onto the planter base.

VoilĂ  an inexpensive topiary with zero upkeep! LOVE IT! Can't wait to make smaller ones for other areas in the house.

Here it is in my work-in-progress front room. Thinking about putting it next to my front door instead. What do you think?


  1. Wow! I am impressed! That looks great and simple enough for an un-crafty person like myself to do!

  2. How clever! Great job - it's perfect! :)


  3. Fab! I think outside would be better. But maybe then you would have to put more glue or something to shield it from the weather conditions.

  4. Fab! I think outside would be better...Great job - it's perfect!!!!!
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