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
Randi Elston says
This is a great idea!! I’m going to have to give it a try next time I make a hobby lobby trip.
Thank you! I never pay full price for anything at Hobby Lobby. I always wait on the 1/2 off sales. 😉
Cherryl Ehlenburg says
I love this idea! I think I will be heading over to Hobby Lobby!
Yay! I want to go back and buy more of those clay pots!! 😉
Julie Briones says
Great topiaries! Love the olive branches you used, instead of the standard options. 🙂 (Visiting from Friday Friends Parade). Pinning!
Thank you so much for stopping by, Julie! I’ve been wanting some olive topiaries, but didn’t want to pay the price tags in the stores. That’s usually how my DIYs are born. 😉
Sarah | Grace In My Space says
This is such a great idea! I’ll be trying this for sure!
Thank you, sweet Sarah! I can’t wait to see yours! I know they will be beautiful.
Tammie Price says
These topiaries turned out great! Those flower pots from hobby lobby are just perfect for them.
Thank you, Tammie! I love the clay pots. I’m wondering if there is such a thing as too many. 😉
The Design Twins says
We love your design aesthetic and your projects! Love, love, love! Every week you amaze us! Keep up the fabulous inspiration and keep sharing 🙂 Best, Julie & Jodie
Thank you, ladies! I still get giddy each time you comment on my blog!! Your encouragement and support means so much to me!!
I will be making a couple of these. I can’t seem to find the olive branches at HL. They sell out so quick. I’m gonna find out when their shipments come in and be the first one there! Wish me luck. Thanks so much for the tutorial. 🙂
I hope you are able to find them. If not, you can probably order them online. Or check Amazon, they may have them also. 🙂
Great article! Where is your “gather” sign from? I love it and can’t seem to find one just like that. Thanks!
Hi Renee! Thanks so much! The Gather sign is from Feather & Birch shop on Etsy. 🙂