Tuesday, February 26, 2013

{DIY} Easter Egg Topiary

Hello, Hello! Okay so y'all know I've been going crazy with the Easter decorations lately. I just shared with you my Easter themed mantle (the BIG fireplace reveal) and included that I would break down the topiaries into how-to tutorials.

First up is the Easter Egg Topiary. I really didn't have anything to go off of. I was just trying to use stuff that either I had on hand, or wouldn't cost an arm and a leg to purchase. Now, I'm all about convenience. I know that a lot of you have easy access to Hobby Lobby, Micheal's, etc. I don't. My nearest Hobby Lobby is about 25 minutes away or so (not that far) BUT I am a stay at home Mom. I always have kids with me....I learned my lesson the hard way.

Hobby Lobby is NOT a place for curious little boys. I never realized how many breakable items they had until I brought my kids. WOW. I think the whole time I was in there, I was a frantic mess. I think Wyatt ran loose through the store and I found him in the floral section. Anyways, y'all get the idea. So, while at Wal-Mart (my mini vacation site...sometimes I sit in the patio chairs in the outdoor section and pretend I'm on a private beach in Hawaii), I visited the craft section. Y'all, let me tell ya, Wal-Mart's gettin' it together with their craft section. I found these cute little pre-made topiaries. I knew immediately that I could do something with them!

Here we go:

I got the pots from the dollar store. Don't forget to take the stickers off!
 

 
Next, I painted and distressed them with chalk paint- Annie Sloan Versailles. No prep work required. Just start painting!
 
 
Then get your cute little topiary from Wally World
 
 
And start hot gluing Easter eggs on it. I chose to go in a diagonal with my eggs, but you can place them however you want. Also, I bought plastic Easter eggs. You can totally buy the more expensive ones, but I was being cheap. After you hot glue all the eggs on, fill in the spaces with Spanish moss (I bought mine at the dollar store). Sorry I don't have a picture of this. It's not hard, just grab a bunch of moss, then hot glue it on. Easy as that.
 
 
Then you're done! Isn't it adorable?! For the price, you can't beat it. Also, I chose to hot glue on some burlap ribbon. You don't have to do this. I had some on hand, so I used it.
 


 
 
 


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17 comments:

  1. So cute! I am ready for Spring! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm ready for Spring, too. So tired of Winter! Bring on the fun in the sun :)

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  2. A D O R A B L E!! What a wonderful look for any mantle, I love it! The use of moss and burlap looks really good. Thanks for showing how you created this look. XO ~Liz

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    1. Thanks, chick!! I am so in love with your blog! Full of fun, creative ideas!

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  3. Very cute! Some folks are so CLEVER!!!
    Ruth

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    1. Awe, thank you so much! You have a great rest of the week, Chickadee!

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  4. Really cute and creative.
    I'll be back to link on Moonshine Mon. (I just love that name:)

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  5. So cute! Love the mantel and the topiary. I'm right there with you with the Easter decorating...I'm so ready for spring!
    melinda

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    1. VERY ready! We keep getting a little taste of it here in Arkansas!

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  6. So delightful! Very creative...you rocked this! I'll be back to link on Moonshine Mon again this week:)

    hugs
    Sumaya

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  7. They turned out fabulous!! Your Spring mantle is great. Thanx so much for sharing it over at THT!

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  8. Sooooo cute! I have featured your project on my blog :)

    Easy Easter Crafts Features

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