Saturday, April 10, 2010

Plastic Bag Topiary

I wanted to make a topiary, but couldn't bring myself to spend $5 on a foam ball. So, I came up with my own ball. I shoved a bunch of plastic bags into another one and formed a circle shape.

(I like how it says reuse on the side lol).

I put masking tape all around to shape it a little more and give me something to glue to.

I glued moss around it, used a green colored pencil for the stem, and stuffed a thriftstore found planter with newspaper and glued moss to the top. A couple plastic eggs went on top for easter, but I can change out what sits on top so it can be out year round.

So, for pretty much free except for the moss, I have a beautiful topiary!


  1. Great idea! I agree -- Styrofoam balls are insanely expensive!


  2. WOW I love it and o am going to be making this

  3. It looks GREAT! I wish I would have though about that days ago, eh, oh well for next time! I love it, great job!!

  4. I'm SO glad I saw this. I have a topiary on my craft to-do list for this week. I didn't really want to spend any money on the styrofoam ball and I have been racking my brain at what to use instead...this is great!

  5. Thank you! I just walked out of Walmart b/c they wanted like $4.00 for one big ball... insane... great idea!

  6. OMG! That's genious! I have been trying to improvise what I could do to make a big ball (and debated on using a kid's rubber ball) for a topiary since the biggest size at Hobby Lobby is $18!! Thanks for sharing!