4.05.2010

Motivation Monday - Moss Topiary

I'm ready to start making some fresh, new decor
for my home.  I have been scanning blogs for weeks
now and have found the inspiration that I needed!

Item List -
Ceramic Pot - $1.00
4" Foam Ball - $1.25
Bag of Moss - $1.00
(I only used about 1/4 of the bagged moss)
Ceramic Bird - $1.00
Paint (on hand)
Ribbon (on hand)
Stick (from the yard)
Sand & Gravel (from the yard)
Glue gun & Glue sticks


First thing I did was paint my little ceramic bird off white.
(forgot to take his before picture)

While the paint dried on my birdie, I filled my ceramic pot
with gravel, sand.  Take your stick and center it your
ceramic pot.  Cover your sand with the bagged moss.
(You can also use foam in the pot instead of gravel & sand.)



Next time I will paint the white foam ball a
dark green or will buy a green foam ball!

Start gluing your moss to the foam ball.




Take your foam ball and push it down onto the stick, then remove it.
Shoot a little dab of hot glue into the hole and place the ball back on the stick.
Tie a ribbon around the stick and place your little birdie next to your pot.


I found all my supplies except the foam ball at the Dollar Tree.
Any question?  Feel free to send me an email!  =)


7 fabulous folks said...:

Julie said...

I love topiaries, too! I have a little topiary series on my blog. If you have a minute, check it out here:
http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/search/label/Topiaries

Nikki said...

Topiaries are always such a nice addition.

Kaysi said...

This looks great!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Heather said...

Very cute, I love a good topiary!

LuckyStarHeather said...

Very cute - I think moss might be my favorite decorating accessory lately :)

Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!

Lana said...

I LOVE your moss topiary!!! It is classic, timeless.....WONDERFUL!!!


Hugs, Lana

Alison said...

Very cool!! I have been wanting to make a topiary lately. Love the moss!

Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/