I love the way topiaries add a little green to neutral spaces.
In pairs they are a great way to give a space height and symmetry.
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I thought making my own little version would be really easy and it was - it only took about a half and hour from start to finish!
I already had the urn that I had spray painted white awhile ago, but I hadn't ever found anything that looked right in it. I picked up the styrofoam ball, disk, and pins in the floral dept of Walmart for about $5 total. I had the natural moss (from Hobby Lobby) and Spanish moss (from the Dollar Tree).
Then I found the largest, greenest pieces of the natural moss I could find and wrapped them around the ball, pinning down as needed. I probably only used 10 pins and tried to fluff the moss around them so you couldn't see them at all.
I cut a small tree branch and ran it almost through the ball and into the disk. I ended up using two small sticks because one wasn't strong enough to hold the ball straight and it drooped like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree.
Then I just hot glued some Spanish moss to cover the styrofoam disk in the bottom of the urn.
So easy! I will be on the lookout for a matching urn so I can have a pair.