Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fun Halloween Topiary

I think I got this idea from a picture in a BHG magazine... I loved the idea and came up with my own version!
First I made 2 topiary forms. The ones at Robert's were $10 each, so I decided to make my own! The 5" styrofoam balls I got at JoAnn's with some 40% off coupons! I cut the 7/8"dowel at 16" each and the 6" x 6" block of wood I cut from a post I already had! Drill holes in the ball and the block and glue in the dowels!
The flowers I got at the Dollar Tree. It took about 5 bunches for EACH topiary! The eyes are bouncy balls that I got last year.... any old eyes will do though! I just started glueing and poking them in!
Next I painted the dowel and block base a dark brown.
Then I wrapped the dowel with some craft wire and some grapevine twigs! I love that you don't notice the eyeballs right away! Then, they kinda jump out at you!
Total cost on this project was under $8 for each topiary! Cost doesn't including the wood blocks, paint & eyeballs! Not too shabby!

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8 comments:

Erin said...

Very cute! Sam would love these.

Liz said...

I don't know, it looks like those eyeballs would follow you around the room! I love them!!!

Jessica said...

Very nice! I need to make some topiaries too- I LOVE topiaries! :)

Jessica
http://craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

So funny! I have 2 balls just waiting for this treatment!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Too funny! I actually picked up a bag of Styrofoam balls at a flea market this morning-ya never know when you might need them:@)

Jennifer Leigh said...

I've never really been a fan of topiaries but I really love these...so creative!

Kelly said...

Hi there - I just stumbled onto your blog and LOVED this topiary.

I see you've linked up to some other blogs - you might want to also check out http://creationcorner.blogspot.com/ She's an awesome crafter and good friend.

Thanks for the inspiration for a spooky halloween.

Kelly

craftsncoffee said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I just posted a link on our Facebook page @StyroCrafts. Sharon