Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Works For Me Wednesday- Easy Spanish Moss Topiary

It's Wednesday so that means it's time for another Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family. Today I thought I'd show you a spanish moss topiary that it simple, cheap and will look great with your decor. I really like how it turned out and I'm lovin' the texture and pop of green it adds to my living room.

I started out with a floral ball(Styrofoam ball would work too)that was around $3, a bag of spanish moss, which was $2.97 and a small pedestal planter(that's what I'm calling it anyway). The planter was free for me. It previously had a fake autumn flower thing going on. My daughter's primary teacher gave it to her after an activity they had.FYI, I have seen them at Dollar Tree and Dollar General stores. So I estimated that it cost about $4.50 for the whole thing and 15 minutes of my time. I only used half the bag of moss. Their is an apothecary jar waiting for the rest of the it.

I yanked out the autumn flowers and some of the Styrofoam underneath so the ball would sit well on the planter. Then it's pretty simple. Just pull out some of the moss and flatten it out a bit and hot glue it to the ball. Try not to overlap the moss. It will look bulky and messy. When you're finished you can go back and fill in those tiny spaces with small pieces of moss. Be sure to do this on newspaper or something because taking the moss out of the bag is very messy.

My finished product. Not too shabby for 15 minutes and $4.50. I'm really liking it in my living room. Maybe I'll make more for the master. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Lilly said...

Can you spray paint brown Spanish moss! I have topiaries that need reviving after looking very brown. Have had them 12 yrs. is there a spray paint I can use to make them a bit greener but not to green!

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