Thursday, August 26, 2010


On Saturday, while Alabama napped I had a little time to do a few projects I've had on my list. I have come to the conclusion that I am a very impulsive crafter and will be much more likely to complete something if Ihave all materials on hand rather than if I have to go buy one or more items. (I'm the same way with recipes, too!)
So, I had seen several topiaries made on different blogs in the past few weeks and I had a few items I knew I could use to make mine. First, I had these milk glass vases that are part of a set from Adam's grandmother. I've tried to use them before in different ways, but they never looked quite right but I knew they would be perfect for this! Also, I had some wiffle balls I bought at the dollar tree that I had planned to make into balls using a tecnique I saw where you remove the "moss" from these moss rocks (shown on the tray) and then attach it to the balls. I never got around to that but when I found a blog where they had used the reindeer moss to make the topiaries, I knew this was the route for me!

I just took the wiffle balls and hot glued the reindeer moss all over. Then I trimmed the moss of any stray pieces with scissors (like giving a haircut). Then I went outside and picked out two sticks that were pretty straight and cut them to size with scissors. I positioned them into the vase with floral foam and then put hot glue on the top of the stick and stuck it through one of the holes in the wiffle ball all the way to the top of the ball. I covered the foam with more of the moss. I love how they turned out!!! (You could use any type of ball or a floral foam ball for the topiary, this is just what I had on hand to use!)

I'm linking to Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest!!!


  1. Hmmm....I'm going to have make some of those too! Those are lovely! I love your dining room too...gorgeous!

  2. Hi! Saw you at Shabby Nest. I've been wanting to make some of these so thanks for the post!

  3. Came via Shabby Nest. Love this! I have wanted a Myrtle tree topiary for the kitchen but need something I don't need to water-this is a great alternative!