Cut some boxwood from your yard (or a friend's) and grab a few items you probably already have on hand and get started on this simple project.
DIY Boxwood Topiary
If you love topiaries but struggle with keeping real ones alive, this DIY is for you!!
You can begin this project with a topiary that you already have (that didn't make it) or use a flower pot you have on hand or purchase a new container.
If you begin with a new pot (not an existing topiary), glue floral foam into the bottom of the flower pot and add your stalk/stick/dowel rod and glue into the foam. If you are using an existing stalk/pot skip this step. Cut pieces of the boxwood and begin attaching them with the floral tape a few at a time until you reach desired fullness.
Make sure you get the fullness you want.
Finish up your topiary by concealing the floral tape with sheet moss.
I made this topiary several weeks ago and it still looks great! The boxwood dried very nicely. I have been told you can spray a preservative to make them last even longer, but haven't tried that yet.
- Flower pot (had on hand)
- Plant stem or stick (had on hand or gather from yard)
- Boxwood trimmings (cut fresth from my yard)
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