We’re sharing how to make a simple herb topiary today!
Are you looking for easy projects to help give the spaces in your home a quick refresh in any season? We are too which is why I’m excited to share how to make a simple herb topiary with you today.
Over the past few months, I’ve been helping my parents make some decisions about my childhood home, Loblolly Manor.
There’s nothing wrong with the house at all. It’s just that when we “finished” Loblolly in late 2016 they were in a much different season of their lives.
At the time, I had just completed The Horse Farm Project when my Mom asked if I would help her create a retreat space at Loblolly that felt more “intentional.”
We’ve been plotting, planning, dreaming, scheming, and drawing up ideas ever since.
I traveled to Loblolly a couple of weeks ago to start working on the first phase of our plans which were primarily focused on moving furniture from one room to another, decluttering, painting pieces of furniture they already owned, and completing small but impactful projects.
One of those small but impactful projects was making a simple herb topiary for the kitchen. I loved it so much, I made one for our house as soon as I got home!
Here’s a look at how to make a simple herb topiary if you want to add some no-fuss greenery to your home too…
Simple Herb Topiary Supplies:
- Green Spray Paint (not pictured)
- Craft Foam Balls (we started out using 3.8 but ended up only needing a 3.3 in)
- Faux Dill (we found ours at Hobby Lobby on sale)
- Moss (we found ours at Hobby Lobby)
- Sticks (we found these in the yard)
- Dirt (fresh potting soil or sand)
- Wire Cutters
- Floral Wire (if needed)
- Flower Pot or Container
Simple Herb Topiary Steps:
In a well-ventilated area, using caution and care, spray paint the craft foam ball green.
Keep in mind, you’ll want to choose a green that closely resembles the color green in the stems of the herb you are using for this project.
While the craft foam ball is drying, pull apart the stems of the faux herb you are using.
Then using caution and care as wire cutters will be sharp, carefully cut each stem.
Place dirt or potting soil in your container of choice. This container was a fabulous find from one of my sweet aunts who let us shop her stash.
If you have a style that is even remotely similar to some of your friends or family members consider hosting a swap party – it is so much fun and free too!
Place the craft foam ball on the stick and then into the dirt making sure they are both secure.
Again, using caution and care as the faux dill stems have been cut and will be sharp, place the stems into the foam craft ball until you have the craft foam ball completely covered.
Some of them will be longer than others so you may be able to get 2 herb sprigs out of one stem.
It took us about 4-5 bunches of faux dill to cover a craft ball that was 3.3 inches.
You can always use smaller craft foam balls too though. Honestly, it all just depends on the size and scale of your container.
Make sure the dirt is tightly packed around the simple her topiary (you don’t want it to fall over) before adding a bit of moss to the top of the container.
Decorating with Greenery…
This simple herb topiary could not have been easier to make and you can use them all around the house because they’re super neutral.
We decided to make this topiary into a grouping for the kitchen at Loblolly and it makes an impact as soon as you walk through the door.
This was the space before…
and this is after we decluttered and created a simple herb topiary vignette…
It’s such a small change but one that made a big impact! I know it’s not always easy but decluttering and adding pops of greenery are two inexpensive ways to freshen up any space in your home no matter what the season!
I can’t wait to see how the rest of our plans come together now. The small grayish-white container was a thrifted find for just $2 dollars and we already had the white container on hand.
As much as I prefer real plants and flowers, I know it’s not always an option. Especially, if you live out of town or have bad allergies.
So, don’t be afraid to try quality faux plants or flowers – they can still make a big impact!
A Few Other Quick and Easy DIY Topiaries To Try: