Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dollar Tree Topiaries...

I finally got around to using some of my Dollar Tree stuff that I bought months ago for a topiary. I had such a good time making this little beauty that I decided I needed to make a couple more, but when I went back my store no longer had the foam balls. If yours does I suggest you run over there and snatch them up because they are a heck of a deal at $1. Even when Hobby Lobby marks them half off they aren't this cheap. ANYWAY, back to the task at hand.

Here are the supplies you will need. All of which I got at the Dollar Tree (except my glue gun).

  • 2 Foam balls

  • Spanish or Green Moss

  • Small Pot

  • Floral Foam

  • Dowel rod

  • Hot glue

Quite simply, line up your balls, slide them on your painted dowel rod, and slowly cover the foam balls with glue and moss a small section at a time. When they are all covered, insert the dowel rod into the foam form and then glue it in place and add moss to the top of the pot. I added some embellishments I had on hand like ribbon and a bird's nest, but this literally cost me $5 and it is so stinkin' cute.


I am gonna try to make some Christmas topiaries this year, but this is all I had on hand. I wanted to give you all the heads up on this deal in case you find them in your stores. Happy bargain hunting!

9 comments:

Angie said...

I love topiaries and think yours turned out so cute! Love the pot, ribbon, and nest!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Was just there today! Pretty pretty~

edie said...

You did good, Ms. Mandi! I can't wait to see your 'estate sale' finds. I'm having a 'sale' soon and can't decide what I should call it....'I change my mind and decor every five minutes' sale? My basement looks like a virtual goodwill!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

You should submit this at dollarstorecrafts.com. It's a great site and tons of cute and easy ideas.

Caro's Thrifty Adventures said...

funny, I was gonna suggest the same thing as Beverly above! :)

Great topiary! Simple but effective!

Amanda said...

Love it! I need a few more topiaries here, maybe a trip to the dollar store is in my future!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Cute and simple!! Topiaries are so charming. I'm posting about this at Dollar Store Crafts!

Stacie said...

I love Dollar Tree--have to always be on the lookout for stuff that you can transform from there. The topiary is super cute!

Michelle said...

Love how this project turned out! That ribbon is awesome! I'm meeting a blogging friend to go shopping today and Dollar Tree is definitely gonna be on the list of places to go! Thanks for sharing :)

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