Here are the supplies I used for two topiary's:
- 1 long wooden dowel from Home Depot (approx $0.90)
- Stain or paint for wooden dowel (I used some of my leftover Minwax stain in Jacobean)
- 2 small containers, I purchased mine from All a Dollar (for $1 each...surprise) and sprayed them cream with some leftover Rustoleum paint in Heirloom white
- 2 foam balls ($3 each from WalMart)
- 1 square piece of foam, cut in half ($1 from All a Dollar)
- 1 small bag of Reindeer Moss ($1 from All a Dollar)
- 4 bags of Brachs Speckled Jelly Bean Eggs ($1 each from WalMart)
- A hot glue gun and 1.5 glue stick
- Decorative Springy Ribbon
- LOTS of patience while hot gluing
Leave a small gap at the top (or bottom) of the ball for your wooden dowel.
Once your dowel has been stained (or painted) and cut down to size (preferably by your very own sweets with the saw), insert the wooden dowel into a pre-made smaller hole that you create with a pen or pencil. (I did this simply because I had a flat end on my dowel and wasn't having much luck with a starting point to push through so the pencil created a guide for me).
Since I was a bad girl and failed to take pics along the way of the bottom, please imagine great detailed pics to go along with these next (very difficult) instructions.
Cut the square foam in half (or to whatever size you need for your container) and set inside container so that it is either flush with the top or slightly lower than the top. Hot glue the reindeer moss on top to cover the exposed green foam.
Once the wooden dowel has dried in the ball, press the other end of the dowel in the center of the square foam (again in your pencil drilled hole with a dab of hot glue).
Add a cute springy bow, a few little "eggs" to the base of the topiary and display!
How cute and easy was that? Please forgive the horrible pictures taken at midnight... more to come in better lighting :)
I'm feeling inspired to do even more spring and Easter decorations. I'll share some of my favorite ideas I've seen lately that have inspired me tomorrow.
Happy hot gluing to you all!