February 24, 2010

Topiary Time

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I have always been crazy about topiaries.  There is something so cute and whimsical about them.  I had some extra flowers from a previous crafting endeavor that I decided to put to good use.  Since I had most of the supplies, the three topiaries were less than $10 to make. 
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I sprayed the pots with two coats of paint.  After they were dry, I cut floral foam blocks to fit nice and snug inside the pots.  I covered the stem of the large flower with the bottoms of the curly sticks and used the tops for the other topiary.  My plan was to make two topiaries, but I couldn't resist these cute little things I spotted at Michaels this morning.  What a perfect topiary top!  And they were half price :)
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Here's the finished product of all three topiaries:
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And because I can't get enough of these picture collages, here's one more :)
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40 comments:

Tara said...

So glad you stopped by and linked up at Trendy Treehouse.

Wendy said...

These are so cute! Make me think of spring!! Thanks for the inpiration!
Wendy

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Cute!!! The moss on the bottom of the large pot looks real... did it come from Michaels too? I really like it. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very neat! I love the one that came in the package that looks like it is already a topiary. I got a small urn at TJ Maxx on clearance a couple of months ago that I haven't done anything with yet and I think something like this would work beautifully!

Hope Filled Living said...

I love this project. I can't wait to get the supplies to try it!
Thanks so much.
Mary

Blueprints of a Southern Belle said...

i like all the color!

i'm in a flower mood today...bought some :)

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

They turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!! I love them! I must try them!!! Thank you for the how tos!!

Cheryl said...

Cute! I've been wanting to make some, now I've got some ideas:)

Sarah said...

Your topiary's are lovely! So is your photography style. Do you have a really nice camera? Thanks for your comment. I am enjoying your blog as well!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Very clever.. I really think I will be abel to fallow your lead and make one of these.

Sandy said...

So glad I likned up from 'Trendy Treehouse'... your idea is something I want to do... thanks!
Sandy
http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Oooh, love these! they are so fresh and spring(y). LOVE THEM!

Jenn said...

They turn out fabulous! I want to make large one's for my front porch on either side of my door. One of these days!
Thanks for sharing!

Lost In Tarnation said...

I want one!!!!!!!! Those are so absolutely gorgeous! Great job! I wish that I could put something like that together.

jellybean02 said...

Those are very pretty! They really look Springy too...good job!

Tardevil said...

They ALL turned out great. Great photos too!

Leanne said...

These are adorable and so Springy. THey turned out beautiful

Mama Thompson said...

Those are so cute...I have some empty terra cotta pots that are screaming for something so cute and fun for spring!

robyn said...

Emily, I'm a topiary fan too! I LOVE what you've done, I love the simplicity of your topiarys! Where did you get the bright green moss? It looks so real! I have that growing by our garden pond and it's just gorgeous!

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm blown away...this is absolutely amazing.

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Rachelle said...

Love it! The purple is so fresh and springy! I'm puttin' this in the idea file for sure!
Rachelle

Ms. Bake-it said...

What lovely topiaries! I might have to make some for myself.

Thanks for sharing yours with us today!

~Tracy

Birdie @ Chirp in the Forest said...

I LOVE curly willow and it's so fun to see what you've done with it. I might have to make one too! Except my pictures certainly wouldn't turn out as nice as those :)

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Hello there,

I'm delighted to have discovered your lovely blog!~ Love those topiaries also! So pretty!

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Melissa said...

I almost got those same green things on sticks (that sounds so unappealing, but they're truly so cute!) when I bought my hydrangea balls.

These look great!

Kim said...

Very, very cute and professional looking. I just love the curly twigs you used.

Sherry said...

Those are beautiful! They shout spring. Love them.

Mary said...

Your photos are quite lovely and the color of your topiaries is amazing. I hope you have a lovely day.

Lori said...

I love these. I'm a big fan of topiaries myself. these are great.

Thanks for joining Get your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

Lori

Janis@White Alder[Home] said...

Great job, I really like how fresh and "springy" they look, spraying the pots white was a great idea.

Debbie said...

Emily those look gorgeous! I never realized you had a blog or I would have been over long ago...in fact I remember clickin on your name from my blog and nothing coming up! Regardless I found you and now I will add you to my roll so I can keep updated. Hope to see you soon!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

So pretty! Makes me wish Spring were here!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Signs of spring- such a welcomed change from the starkness of winter. Love the purple and green! You did a wonderful job. I am inspired to try them myself.
And you have a lovely blog!
Yvonne

Melanie said...

I love topiary trees. I might just try and make one.

Kimberly said...

These just scream "spring!" They're so fresh and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Those are absolutely adorable! I love how fresh and pretty they look. :)

jenjen said...

They are so cute. Great project!

Thanks for linking it up to my party!!!

XOXO
Jen

Room to Inspire said...

I am with you, I just love topiaries - all of yours turned out great. I am looking around my room right now seeing if there is anything I can transform into a new topiary!

Chelsea

Katie said...

I love the mini one! And the curly twig around the flower was a great idea!

Journey said...

Great project! I'll be back!!