Monday, September 15, 2008


Several weeks ago, Robin, at The Robin's Nest showed how she makes beautiful topiaries and changes ribbons for various seasons. She referred us to her mom's blog for more ideas, and after visiting both of these talented ladies, I knew they had created something else that I wanted. Robin's topiary was the one piece tree and her mom had one like above. I had a difficult time deciding which one I wanted, but Hobby Lobby had these forms and not the one piece so my decision was made!! Robin used the sheet moss which looked extremely easy but her mom had used reindeer moss. Again, I went with the reindeer moss. This afternoon when I got home from work I started working on this one. (I have the supplies to make two). It was SO EASY. I have never used reindeer moss and I'm a huge fan of it is so soft and looks like the real thing!! I just used my hot glue gun and started gluing the moss.
After I finished --- and it really didn't take very much time at all -- I put some spanish moss in the bottom and tied a bow out of burlap. I really love it!
Since I only made one topiary today, I put this one on the table in my foyer but will use the pair somewhere else when I get it made. I have another idea (from another wonderful blog) for this table.....that will be another post.
I have gotten many ideas from Robin. She and her mother are so sure and drop by to visit her.


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sue,
Your project turned out great!

Stephanie said...

I love it and I also see a Southern Living basket there too! I have both of them and love to use them year round!!
Have a great evening,

Picket said...

Morning Sue! Great idea and I love how it turned out...I will have to try this for sure..I also loved your thrift finds and that ragmuffin garland thingy I am still talking about! lol I can just see that on a country Christmas tree & I have never tried the reindeer moss..I will have to look for that. You take care girl and have a great day!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Thanks for sharing this Sue, I am going to the craft store and buy my items for the topiary and a fall ragmuffin garland. Hopefully they will turn out as good as yours.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Sue!
Wow! You really did an amazing job on that topiary! I'm thrilled you actually do the crafts we show-This makes me so happy! I have a bunch more to show soon!

By the way, you always do such a beautiful job on all your crafts-I'm really very impressed!
Take Care,

Angie said...

Hey Sue! I love topiaries and yours looks great!!! The burlap bow was a cute touch too. You did good girl!

Mrs. Trixi said...

It looks great, I may need to try this.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

WOW! Looks great! And expensive! Can't wait to see the other one and where you put them.

Have a great day!

nadia said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! These look great! I am going [to try] to do this. I love topiaries!

nadia said...

p.s. it goes without saying that my homemaking skills leave MUCH to be desired. that said, WHERE do you even buy this stuff? can i get all the materials at Hobby Lobby/Michaels, etc?

Nancy said...

Hi Sue, I love the topiary! Those are great to make and easy! Blessings, nancy

Darlene said...

LOVE IT!!!!! Don't ya just love Robin and her mom!!!?!!! They have some adorably creative ideas!