DIY Boxwood Topiary
If you love topiaries but struggle with keeping real ones alive, this DIY is for you!!
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.
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)
- Glue gun (craft store)
- Sheet moss (craft store)
- Floral foam (craft store)
- Floral tape (craft store)