Topiary balls are a great way to add a little bit of southern charm to your decor, and also add a natural element that is really nice. DIY topiaries are easy to make and so pretty! Once you learn how to make a topiary ball, you can use them in several ways. You can sit on top of candle holders, put them in a decorative bread bowl, or make a topiary tree.

How to Make a Topiary Ball

Supplies Needed:

  • Greenery Bush (faux boxwood or eucalyptus work well)
  • 3″ Foam Balls
  • Wire Cutters
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks

STEP ONE: Take wire cutters and cut small pieces of boxwood. It helps if you try to cut each piece close to the same size.

STEP TWO: Use a piece of greenery stem to poke a hole where you want to place your greenery. Foam balls can be hard to get the greenery into, so poking a hole first helps.

DIY Boxwood Topiary

STEP THREE: Glue a piece of greenery into the hole you just created and glue it. You will repeat this process over and over until the ball is complete. Each piece of greenery should be close enough so that you don’t see any of the foam.

Here is what it should look like after you glue a few pieces in.

How to Make a Topiary Ball

Just keep placing in your greenery pieces and gluing until you have the entire ball covered. Repeat the process for each topiary ball.

You can make a topiary tree easily with these DIY topiary balls. You will need a stick, pot, floral foam, and moss. Place foam in the bottom of a small clay or tin pot (glue to the bottom), push a stick into the middle of the foam, put a dab of hot glue to make sure the stick stays in place, then place one of your topiary balls on the top of the stick. You will need to make sure the stick pushes into the foam and put a bit of hot glue to keep in place. Cover any exposed foam in the pot with moss and glue down.

You can also use these topiary balls on top of candle holders, like we did here!

How to Make a Boxwood Topiary - DIY Topiary Balls

There you have it! Topiary balls are so versatile and pretty. Let me know what you think to this easy DIY!


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