DIY Topiary Tree by Darlene Schacht
Ask me where I’ve been today, and the answer is almost always “The Dollar Store.” At least that’s how it’s been since we moved into our new home. I’m about three minutes away from the store and there always seems to be one more thing that I need. This week it was styrofoam balls.
I wanted to make a topiary tree and I knew that the dollar store had everything I needed all in one place. It’s been 25 years since I’ve made one of these, but it was just as easy now as it was back then. If you want to make one of your own, it’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s an affordable DIY! I got everything I needed including the planter pot at the dollar store.
- 1 Styrofoam Ball (about 6 inches)
- 1 Bag of Green Moss
- A 12 inch Stick or Dowel
- Florist Foam
- A Small Planter Pot
- A Glue Gun
- Apply glue to the styrofoam ball and carefully press moss into place doing one section at a time. Continue doing this until the entire ball is covered. (Careful that you don’t burn your hands on the hot glue). Once you are done, inspect the moss globe and fill in any places that look thin.
2. Once the moss is glued in place, trim the ball so it doesn’t look too scruffy.
3. Cut a piece of floral foam to fit snuggly into the planter pot.
4. Press your dowel into the foam.
5. Press your moss globe onto the other side of the dowel.
6. Apply glue to the top of the floral foam and cover with moss.
7. Finally, if you would like to add a bow, you can do that now. I used raffia and glued it in place so it won’t slide down.
About the Author:
Darlene and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve raised four children and have welcomed two grand children into their family.
She began her publishing journey about fourteen years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
Being the youngest of six girls in a house without boys gave Darlene the opportunity to watch, to listen, and to learn what it takes to manage an organized house.
My P31 Home is a warm blend of Darlene’s writing and love for a comfy, pretty, and organized home. It’s a small corner of the world where faith, family, and home come together in one beautiful place.
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