I have been wanting a double topiary for my new living room, but couldn't find one I loved within the price I wanted to pay. So, I set off to purchase the stuff to create my own.
I started out with the Styrofoam topiary from Hobby Lobby and painted the branch part a dark brown. Immediately after painting it, I wiped some off to give it a variation affect:
Next I got out my glue gun and clued this backed moss onto it:
And I glued, and I glued, and I glued...
I found this artificial willow leafed branch that I liked and wanted to incorporate it:
I grabbed my needle nose pliers and started cutting and sticking in the pieces into the styrofoam:
And ended up with this:
I liked how it was a little different than others I had seen; however, quickly questioned my opinion after my husband said, "It looks like a mangled snowman from the spring." (I think his opinion might be a little more positive if he had seen the price of the drool worthy ones I was admiring at Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs) :) Still, he kind of burst my bubble!
For only $20 I think it might be staying for a while...
What do you guys think, mangled melting snowman or cute addition?