I made this whole centerpiece for only $7!! I have been wanting to make a topiary for a while now and for some reason have talked myself out of it because it looked too difficult or I thought it would be too expensive because I wanted big ones. Well, after doing mini ones I feel like I’m ready to take on a larger scale one!
At Dollar Tree I purchased (non-affiliate links):
1 – 3pk of Small Clay Pots
1 – package of Green Moss
1 – package of Brown Moss (sorry no link, can’t find on Dollar Tree’s website)
1 – package of Jelly Beans
2 – packages of small foam balls
1 – package of wooden dowels
I already had glue and toothpicks at home, so if you don’t have those you would have to get those at the dollar store as well.
To start, I glued big foam balls in the bottom of the clay pots and set aside the remaining big three balls for the tops of the topiary.
Then, I added some of the smallest foam balls to the sides of the pot to add extra support to the dowel and made the jelly bean topiary. This was really easy to make; I just broke toothpicks in half and stuck them into the jelly bean and then into the foam ball. For the pieces on the bottom I added glue so they wouldn’t all fall off the bottom.
Then I tested it out to make sure it would stand up on it’s own (it’s a little heavy so I wasn’t sure).
It worked! Then, I made the green topiary tops with just Elmer’s glue and the green moss. It was a little messy and probably would have worked better with a hot glue gun but I couldn’t find mine and it worked out fine.
After the tops were all done, I added the brown moss to the pots to finish it up with just some more Elmer’s glue.
Here is the finished look!
It’s not going to win any crafting awards, but I’m really happy with it. It is a simple way to add some Easter fun in your house without being too cheesy.