This past weekend, I went out to find an Olive Tree for the corner of the master bedroom. The local greenhouses only had tall ones that would make this corner unbalanced. I decided to do a DIY faux Olive Tree for this area.
All of these materials came from Hobby Lobby. I grabbed some olive branch stems out of the flower section, brown floral tape, floral foam, a terra cotta pot, and Spanish moss ( or any moss that you want to use). This little tree was less than $10 to make and turned out to look great with the real greenery.
I first cut the floral foam to fit down in the middle of the terra cotta pot; that way the stem can go through the foam to the bottom of the pot. You can cut your olive steams to the height that works for you or your area. I chose to take off about half an inch, that way the tree is still tall. Once you cut the stems to the height that you want. Then you begin to wrap the stems with the floral tape. You can start the floral tape right underneath the last branch on the stem.
I tapped the whole stem except the last two inches, that way the stem can go through the foam. I did put a little hot glue around the stem. You do not have to unless you will be moving the tree around quite often.
After you get the tree secure in the foam, you will begin putting the moss on top of the foam. I did use a good amount of moss to fill up the pot. I wanted to create that natural look. That is it friends! I really hope that this helps you in creating your own faux trees. Whether it be an olive tree or a topiary. Thank you as always for stopping by the blog today, XOXO!