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Follow this easy tutorial to make a stunning topiary for your home

DIY topiary

Creating a welcoming home is not about perfection...but it is in the details!

While I don't exactly love doing dishes and dealing with a messy kitchen, I do take pride in cleaning my kitchen counters with a fresh scent and putting something homemade on the island. It may be a freshly baked basket of muffins...or a handmade topiary, which I'm going to show you how to make!

This project is not only budget-friendly, but it will last a long time because it's made with artificial greenery. Shopping sales and using coupons, I was able to make this 25" topiary for around $20!

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The urn that I purchased was too small to hold the topiary form, so I had to give it a little shave with a serrated knife. I sliced off small pieces at a time so that it would still be a tight fit. Ideally, the base should sit a little lower in the urn, but I was planning to cover it with moss anyway, so it was no big deal!

topiary form might need a trim to fit your urn

Next, I pulled the greenery off the garland and cut the ends to separate them into individual stems.

* Note: it was cheaper to buy one garland using a coupon, than individual picks

separate garland into stems

Beginning at the top, I used a sturdy toothpick to create a hole in the Styrofoam ball and then inserted a stem. I continued around the ball, adding new stems about an inch apart.

use a toothpick to poke holes in base

I didn't use any hot glue, as the stems held well in the sturdy Styrofoam. I pushed each stem in as far as it would go...until the first set of leaves was flush against the ball.

push stems into form

It took about an hour to completely cover the ball with greenery. The final step to this do-it-yourself topiary was to hot glue moss around the base to completely cover the Styrofoam form. I like reindeer moss because it's thick and spongy and covers very well.

add moss to base

I am so pleased with how it turned out! This topiary is a whopping 25" tall...definitely dramatic! By placing the stems close together, you can see that none of the base is visible! And yes, I used every single bit of the 6' garland I purchased!

make a stunning topiary

I'm sure this DIY topiary will enjoy playing "musical-rooms" in the future as I love to shop my home to keep my decor feeling new. For now, I am loving the pop of green in my mostly black and white kitchen.

DIY thrifty topiary

Even though it's faux, it adds a freshness than only greenery can do!

After making the topiary on my island, the surface was in need of a good cleaning.

I used Mrs. Meyer’s® Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner. It's a spray made with natural essential oils and plant-derived ingredients. I love the fragrance of Lemon Verbena! It makes my kitchen smell so fresh and spa-like!

Mrs Meyers cleaning products

I couldn't resist purchasing the Mrs. Meyer's® Dish Soap too. With the fresh scent of Lavender, and Soap Bark Extract, another ingredient from the garden that is one of nature's best degreasers. It's a workhorse that I appreciate having on hand.

where to buy Mrs. Meyers® products

I found these Mrs Meyers® Brand products in the household cleaning aisle of Kroger.

I hope you are inspired to make this easy DIY topiary! Homemaking doesn't need to be a chore. Think of it as a way to bless others and create a welcoming feel in your home!

Creating something for your home, like this topiary, and using great cleaning products from Mrs. Meyers® Brand makes even the ordinary enjoyable...and brings joy to me as well as others!

Would this homemade topiary look beautiful in your home? I'd love to know if you try making it. Please let me know in the comments.

Click here to find out more about Mrs. Meyers® Brand cleaning products.

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