DIY Moss Topiaries

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I have been on a quest since January to bring spring into our home. I am one that always enjoys the feeling of warmth and life in my home decor. My  favorite thing is bringing nature into our home. That’s why I have dogs. I kid, I kid! But seriously though, incorporating the rustic beauty of nature into our home has always been one of my favorite things to do while decorating & decorating for spring & Easter has only just begun in the LMB household starting with these DIY Moss topiaries…

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These topiaries were pretty simple to make. I got all of the items to make these at Hobby Lobby. If you haven’t yet, download their app for your smart phone & they have coupons right on the app for you to use. I got most of my items for %40 percent off.

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1. They have the pre-made topiary forms right in the craft section. Or you can choose to make your own by purchasing styrofoam balls & wooden dowels.

2/3. I bought the sheet moss. All you have to do is cut it out in pieces with scissors. It’s still messy like the loose moss, but makes your life a whole lot easier. I cut random size pieces out in squares to lay around the spheres. & also pieces for the base after I placed the topiaries into the pots. One packet was enough for two topiaries & I had a lot leftover.

4. As I cut random pieces out I began using my hot glue gun to adhere the pieces to the topiary form. I wanted the topiaries to look natural and imperfect just like moss would be in nature. I had no method to my madness & I burned my fingers a few times, but I came out with a couple of rustic looking moss topiaries that I am very happy with.

5. After I had the topiaries made I decided I wanted to stain the wood dowels a darker color. I used leftover stain from out DIY TV console {here}. I applied the Minwax Special Walnut stain with a sponge brush. You could do this step before you applied the moss, but for me it was an after thought & it was easy to apply after.

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The pots that the topiaries are in are terra-cotta clay pots that are painted gray with Annie Sloan Paris Gray. You could paint your pots any color of your choice, stencil them, or distress them. The possibilities are endless. I chose to keep the pots very simple.

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Have you been springing into your house? What do you think of my DIY moss topiaries? Me personally, I can’t stop staring at them. They are a wonderful addition to our living room {which I can’t wait to show you more of soon!} & it’s the start of me bringing spring & summer into our home! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend & I would love to hear from you in the comments below, {here} on the facebook page, {here} on Instagram or Tweet me {here}. Talk to you soon!


Comments

  1. Such a simple, pretty project! I love the fresh green! Life to the full, Melissa

  2. Great tutorial! I’ve been wanting to make a moss balls/topiaries for a while and I’m glad I ran across this tutorial.

  3. Such a beautiful spring inspiration! It looks so fresh! Thanks for this great tutorial Liz Marie! :-)

  4. Wow! Love them. I’ve been thinking of adding some topiaries to my decorating and these are awesome. Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Alison@soiledrotten.blogspot.com says:

    Love this! Wish they had a Hobby Lobby near me…ugh

    • Seriously, I don’t know how I lived with out mine before. It just opened a few weeks ago and I’m there all the time. I hope you get one near you soon!

  6. These are so cute and simple! My friend and I just had a “craft night FAIL” involving a topiary so we are going to have to use them and make some of these! LOVE it!

    • Oooo I hate the craft night fail haha I’m sure it’s a funny story at least. & yes you need to try these, I hope they turn out for you guys and don’t turn into another fail!!

  7. Love what you did! I’m a huge topiary lover and just finished making two different ones myself. Now I may have to do one more, your way!

  8. I love the topiaries, Liz! I keep seeing all these moss projects all over, but have never worked with it. Might need to try out a little springy moss project of my own! :)

    • Yes you need to try these Allison, I’m kind of obsessed with moss so this probably isn’t my last moss project.. stay tuned ;) & I would love to see a project from you using moss!!

  9. Dannette says:

    Very cute and simple. Li.ke them very much. I enjoy making different types of topiaries. Great idea for spring
    Thanks

  10. I LOVE these! They really pop against the white/neutrals in your room. I need to add this to my to do list!

  11. These are beautiful!! I’m stopping by from Live Laugh Rowe blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

  12. Stopping by from Live Laugh Rowe–these are gorgeous! I think I saw your link to another party, but I forgot to comment then. I should def try these!

  13. These topiaries are so pretty!! And, thanks to your instructions, they seem easy to make. I’d love to put some on my mantel. Thanks for the tips! :)

  14. Those look amazing! Love the color and texture they lend!!
    Selene @ restorationbeauty.com

  15. THese look great! love em!

  16. So pretty! I like your runner, too.
    Visiting from Flaunt it Friday. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    http://www.vmg206.blogspot.com

  17. They look so pretty! :)

  18. Great work (as usual)! I love topiaries. It is one of those things I know I can DIY so I haven’t bought any but of course I haven’t made any either. You did an awesome job! :) Thanks for sharing!

  19. I think they are fabulous! The pops of green against your all neutral pallet are just beautiful.

    So nice visiting here this morning. Have a blessed day, Amy

  20. I am so in LOVE!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  21. These are gorgeous!! Love how classic and elegant they are.

  22. Your topiaries are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I’ve never seen those topiary forms before, now I need to look for them!!!!! Just beautiful!!!!

  23. I love these and keep killing my real ones. Where did you get the supplies, it is not showing on my iPad?

    Many thanks…..there seems to be a lot of click here’s missing?
    Mary

  24. I just saw these topiary forms today – I was on the hunt for a boxwood ball to make myself a topiary – Love how your turned out!

  25. Love your topiary’s. how much we’re the premade forms at Hobby Lobby?

  26. Thanks so much for sharing your post at our linky party this week!
    Great pop of color! Love the texture and the height.
    xo

  27. These are great! I have been looking for some topiaries, and they are so expensive. Will give these a try for sure!

  28. SO glad you shared these at Simply The Best. They are divine!!! What a statement they make. I’d love a set like this on my mantel. Great job girl!!

  29. Chrissey says:

    I was just wondering if the moss turns brown after a period of time. I had made a ball of moss in a pot and it seemed to turn brown after year and half. Thank you

  30. Hi~ Love your blog and your beautiful home. What is that great gray green paint color in your front room?
    Thanks so much,
    Erin

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