I just love topiaries, for me, they combine whimsy and formal in one form. I've made topiaries in the past, but this year I wanted to make something for St. Patrick's day.
I started by going to my garden. I cut twigs from my apple tree, found old flower pots and rocks to serve as a foundation. Then I hit the craft store (yes, I broke down), I found 5" moss covered balls, Spanish moss and fake ivy. I already had the small Styrofoam balls from the dollar store.
I sprayed the flower pots gold-still working off my enormous arsenal of gold spray paint, them filled them with rocks.
Stuck a twig in a ball, then painted it green.
Then covered it in cut up Spanish moss.
Then hot glued small ivy leaves and added moss to the bottom.
I did the same thing for the larger ones.
I added some ribbon and here is the finished product!
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