Today, we’re sharing how to make a quick & easy 5 minute topiary!
This is another one of those projects that is so simple, it almost doesn’t even need a tutorial. But I know we’re all looking for ways to dress up our homes with things we already have on hand that don’t take a lot time.
And this project is definitely one of those projects.
If there’s one thing we enjoy no matter what the season, it’s having a lot of greenery and flowers around the house. While my preference would be bouquets of fresh flowers in every room, we don’t live remotely close to a flower market and our allergies can be pretty severe at times.
So, we’ve had to learn to embrace a mix of real and faux flowers and greenery.
That said, faux flowers can get kind of pricey. Especially, if you use a lot of them throughout the house.
Thankfully, layering a home with lots of greenery then adding a few pops of color with flowers here and there is not only budget friendly, it’s also really pretty too.
One of my favorite ways to display greenery is with topiaries. I’ve been in love with them for as long as I can remember!
Faux topiaries are super easy to make, and they can instantly add a bit of cozy to any home. In fact, this post on How to Make a Simple Herb Topiary has been one of our most popular posts ever.
As simple as the herb topiary is to make though, I found an even faster way to create one. As in 5 minutes fast.
Here’s a look at how to make a quick & easy 5 minute topiary…
Quick & Easy 5 Minute Topiary Supplies:
- Urn or vessel
- Floral foam or Styrofoam
- Faux Lavender Ball
- Wooden Dowel or Stick
- Tarp (optional but just a heads up working with moss is pretty messy)
Quick & Easy 5 Minute Topiary Steps:
Gather your supplies and lay a tarp down over your workstation, if desired.
Place floral foam or a piece of styrofoam into your container and make sure it is secure. This urn is a thrifted find and already came with a foam insert.
Insert a wooden dowel or use a stick from your yard into the center of the urn.
If you’re using a stick from your yard you need to make sure it is completely clean and free from pests.
Add rocks around the base of the stick to give it some weight and to help keep the stick from moving.
This is the base of your quick and easy 5 minute topiary.
Once the rocks and the stick are in place, secure a faux lavender ball to the top of the stick. We found this one at Hobby Lobby over a month ago in the faux succulent and fruit section.
It has a foam center which made it really easy to gently press the foam into the topiary stick.
Next, add moss around the bottom of the topiary to cover the rocks.
Step back and enjoy your fabulous quick & easy 5 minute topiary! This is how it would look with Spanish moss…
And this is how it would look with preserved moss…
A Topiary & Thrifted Container Makeover:
Because these were so easy to make, I decided to spray another thrifted container
in Dover White which is a creamy white.
Then I added a bit of dark paste wax.
Followed by a dry brush of chalky paint in Primitive to highlight the embellishments on the thrifted container.
After following all the steps listed above, I had another quick and easy 5 minute topiary finished in no time!
Let us know if you decide to try this quick & easy 5 minute topiary or some version of it at your house too.
As soon as we’re able to get out and about again, I’d love to try a double boxwood style topiary as well.
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