Friday, April 29, 2011

Décor on a Dime: Knock-off Ballard Designs ball topiary!


Remember the urns that I showed you earlier?  And remember I got the small one for 40¢?


This is what I had planned for them (well, the small one anyways!)


It was perfect to make a rustic little topiary! 

In fact I like it even better than this Ballard Designs version (which has a price tag of $49.00!!)image I have it on my end table along with my $2.00 yard sale  white dish and DIY brass to whitewashed frame (still need to post about those!)


The topiary part was super cheap too!  Hobby Lobby sells these premade topiary balls in the garden section.  This is the medium sized one and it is $4.99 but of course was 50% off, so $2.49!


Then you can unsnap the two halves apart if you want.  So now I have 2 topiary halves for $2.50!  I have the other half on a white pot.  :)

DSC_1421So here it is again stacked on top of some of my grandfather’s old books! (and you can’t even see the little chip!)

Total cost:

40¢ for the urn

$1.25 for 1/2 of the topiary ball

$1.65!!  (much better than Ballard’s $49.00 version!)


By the way, this is what I am thinking for the larger urn!  I’ll show you when I finish it!


Enjoy reading this post?  Get inspired by more of my Décor on a Dime projects and room makeovers!


  1. Looks great! Love all your thrifty stuff! The white dish is so pretty. :)

  2. I love this idea. Very creative, thrifty and looks great. Adds a nice touch to your decor.

  3. Renee,

    the white dish was flea market find last week. Details coming in my Thrifty Thursday post.

  4. Love, love, love this! I have been searching high and low for a topiary that I like. This one... I love! (And I was JUST at Hobby Lobby!)

  5. Jennifer,

    sounds like you have a reason to go back to Hobby Lobby now! :) or maybe wait till they have greenery 50% :)

  6. I agree yours looks so much cuter than that of Ballard Designs, plus for the price you did amazing!



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