DIY Faux Boxwood Topiaries – Mcgee & Co Inspired

2 Materials
$5
1 Hour
Easy

Don’t you love the look of a topiary in a cute planter? I decided to take my three little pots and greenery orbs I have had on our back porch and make cute topiaries in a faux dotted terracotta planter.

Here is the inspirational planter I am aiming to create . I have been crushing on this Dotted Terracotta Planter from McGee & Co for a long while, but for the price I couldn’t see placing it out on the porch.

How To Create A Faux Dotted Terracotta Planter

I took some Dollar General pearl gem stickers, my mini planters along with some E6000 glue and white spray paint and create my own version of it.

Starting with clean planters, I measured and made dots with a sharpie on the planters where I wanted to place a gem.

After I placed all the marks on the pots, I placed a dots of E6000 to the marks and applied the pearl gems.

Each planter took 25 pearl gems, the package came with 27 pearl gems.

Next, I gave the planters 2 coats of spray paint, with Rust-oleum high glass white. Let them dry.


How To Make A Faux Boxwood Topiary

To give the planter some weight I added a couple of rocks to the bottom of each planter.

I added some hot glued on top of the rocks and placed floral form into the planters.

I carved a small hole in each of the greenery orbs with my craft knife.

For the stems of my topiaries I gathered 3 straight sticks from our yard.

Applied E6000 to the end of the sticks and attached it to the carved holes of the orbs.

I added E6000 to each end of the stick and placed them into the floral form.

To finish, I added Spanish moss to the top of the pot to hide the floral foam.

Having my faux dotted planters on the back porch are a safe option, if the wind knocks them over I won’t be too disappointed.


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