Do you love topiary? Sometimes in life you can not find what you need from a local store, right? These DIY Faux Topiary trees were one of these things for me. I have a few real topiaries but I can not head out to my local stores to pick them up unfortunately. I wanted to do a mid-summer refresh before heading out to the Haven Conference and I knew that I wanted to do simple and fresh.
Well, we all know that Pinterest is such a fun way to get DIY’s. I came across a great post about a similar topiary and that is when I thought why not do a Rosemary one since they are the rough look that them. When I say rough, I mean texture that can get a little unruly and fun. I headed out to Michaels to get what I needed to create these beauties. You can use almost anytime of greenery you want as long as it have long leaves.
I did two types of trees. I will have to say that the Rosemary one was the easiest and my favorite one! Using Rosemary; a stick (found in the backyard), a foam ball, wire cutters, and the a piece of foam block to go down inside your pot. You can use any type of pot that you want. The trick with to keeping your topiary from tipping over is to make sure the foam block only goes down halfway into your pot and it is snug.
Once you have all your materials ready to go; you need to pull the Rosemary off of the bush but leaving the long wire steam on it. I did chose to cut each strand in half that way it was not so long on the tree. Then you just start sticking them into the foam call to create the fullness of the tree.
When I was halfway through sticking the pieces in; I stuck the stick at the bottom of the foam ball to create the steam of the tree. Then, I finished putting the pieces on the other side of the foam ball. Once you have your tree as full as you want it; then you push the stick down into the foam you put into your pot. You can make the length of the stem according to your own judgement. Once I has the tree in place in the pot; I chose to put soil on these ones for the fresh summer feel. You could use soil, or moss, or even some more rosemary down in the pot; to create the look of a two ball topiary.
I hope that you enjoyed this DIY! If you are in need of those beautiful topiary that you see in these Pinterest photos and you can not just go pick them up; you can try this out. Thank you as much today as any day for stopping by the blog, XOXO Jessica