Ever come across pictures like this in the Ballard Design or Pottery Barn catalog?
I love topiaries! But I don’t love the price Pottery Barn or Ballard Designs wants to charge for one. Like the dome topiary on the far left.
How about my DIY version? :)
- some sort of container (I got mine on clearance at Michaels for $1.99)
- a foam ball (if you have coupon this would be cheaper) but mine cost $3.00)
- Boxwood faux bush from Hobby Lobby ($7.99 reg. price but I got it on sale 50% off for $4.00)
Start by taking the small bits of boxwood plant off the bush – you can just pull them off.
Then push the small stem into the foam ball fairly close together. (Some of mine wanted to fall out so you could secure with a glue gun if you wanted. But if this is going to just sit on display somewhere, there is probably no need for the glue.)
Make sure all the gaps are filled in and you have your own DIY version of a Ballard dome topiary !
Here is the breakdown of cost:
$3.00 for the foam ball - I didn’t have a coupon :(
$4.00 for the boxwood plant from Hobby Lobby -50% off. (And I have more of it left to do a smaller ball.)
and $1.99 for the white pot (clearance from Michael’s)
Total cost: $8.99! :) I like that price much better than $49.00! How about you?
Next up – I want to make a double ball (or maybe even triple ball) topiary like Ballard’s! :)
But for now, I am loving my Ballard inspired dome topiary!
I am linking this up to the Ballard Designs Inspired party at the CSI project!