Today’s Easter crafting post has been a long time in the making. By a long time I mean six years. For real! Not that this craft takes six years to make, it’s actually more of a 10 minute project, really, but I actually made this Easter topiary six years ago! And I’ve yet to share it with you. Can you believe it? How rude!
So today I’m making things right.
I was going through my Easter stuff a few days ago and I realized that there weren’t many things in there that I really felt like pulling out this year. This little topiary always makes the cut though. And, actually, it often stays out all year long because it’s just so cute and natural-looking.
If you’d like to make your own, all you need is a cheap bag of plastic eggs and a bag of craft moss. You can usually find each of these at the dollar store and you’ll probably be able to make several topiaries with these supplies.
So, you start out with some basic plastic eggs. Grab your hot glue gun and start gluing them together. You’ll want to make a ring of about 4 eggs on the bottom and then start building up from there. I like to make sure they look a little random. It’s really quick and easy to get a nice shape and you really don’t need to shell out the $10-$15 that those foam forms can sometimes cost.
Next, you’ll need to paint it! To get this natural look, I used some antique white craft paint. Once that was dry, I took some watered-down brown paint and used my brush to kind of flick the watery paint at the eggs. Worked like a charm! Make sure you put down lots of newspaper though!
To finish off the look, just take some little bits of moss and shove it in the spaces in between your eggs, adding a little bit of hot glue to hold things in place if necessary.
It’s such an easy project, but I think the result is really pretty!
This little topiary tower thing has lived all over our house but this year I have it in my newly-finished-ish dining room, right off the front hall.
Yes, that’s an old ladder there. It came unattached from the wall in the living room and it was making me nervous when Jack was playing near it, so there it is!
Anyway, I hope you liked this easy project! I know I do! Actually I’m suddenly feeling the urge to make several more of these this year! Let me know if you try it out too!
You can find more of my past Easter projects in the Easter archives!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.