Hello there friends. I’m back with another topiary idea. I was in Hobby Lobby last weekend and found the cutest little vintage-looking resin pots that I wanted to do something with. And their floral was half off so I picked up a few olive stems and decided to try an olive tree topiary. It took less than 5 minutes and 10 dollars to make this topiary and I can’t wait to show you all how easy peasy this was.
By the way, sorry I’ve been a little absent from the blog lately. I’ve had a lot going on. I’ve been trying to prepare for the upcoming City Farmhouse show and I’ve also been sick. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Nurses are the worst at taking care of themselves when they are sick. At least I am. I don’t like going to the doctor and I hate taking medicine. Buutttt, I finally broke down yesterday and went to the doc and she hooked me up with a steroid shot and some antibiotics. So hopefully I’ll get to feeling better before the big show starting later this week.
This will likely be my only post this week because I know things are about to get crazy around here. But no worries, I have soooo many exciting DIYs to share with you all soon! I’ve already made them, I just need to find a little extra time to take pics and actually write the posts. Anywho, let’s go ahead and get started on that olive tree topiary, shall we.
How to Make an Olive Tree Topiary
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What you need:
2 Olive Stems
Clay Pot (I couldn’t find the exact one online, but this one is very similar – I bought several different styles in the store)
Green Styrofoam Block
Brown Floral Tape
Wood Floral Stakes
Steps to Make:
Hold 2 olive stems together and add a wood floral stake between them to give a little extra support. Begin wrapping the stems in the brown floral tape, from the top all the way down to the bottom.
Place your green styrofoam block into your pot so that it’s snug. You may need to cut it some, depending on the size of your pot. I used a utility knife to trim a little off of mine.
Take your stem and stick it in the center of your styrofoam block, all the way down until it reaches the bottom of your pot. If the styrofoam is not snug in the pot, your topiary may lean to one side. If this happens, cut some small pieces of foam to sick on the sides of your foam block until it becomes snug.
Once you have your stem in place, take some of the Spanish Moss and place it around the top of the foam and you are done! Easy peasy, I tell ya!
I styled a couple of the topiaries on each side of my sideboard that I have under that big ugly black box on our wall, otherwise known as the tv. Not sure how long the hubs will tolerate these little branches impeding on his screen, but I’m just going to leave them here for as long as I can. Um k. And they won’t bother me one bit, because this gal is not a tv watcher.
I just got these cute round willow trays that I styled on my wall from Decor Steals and absolutely love them (btw, they have a gorgeous dough bowl for a steal today… I am sooo tempted). Y’all, I’m trying to do everything I can to distract the eye from that tv. My sweet friend Sarah at Little Vintage Nest just shared the cutest little barn door sliders to cover her tv on her Instagram stories. I was thinking that would be perfect, but then came to the realization that my wall is not large enough for the sliders.
Do any of you try to hide your tv, or is it just me? Please tell me I’m not alone.
Now who’s ready to make an olive tree topiary? Aren’t they just the cutest. I got the resin pots for $2 when they were half off at Hobby Lobby. I seriously wanted to buy every. single. one. They are just too darn cute!
That’s a wrap for now. I’ll be back as soon as I can with more budget friendly DIYs. Stay tuned.
Make today great, friends! xoxo