Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall Wheat Topiary

Sorry that its been for.e.v.e.r. since my last post,
I've been out of town the last few weeks
trying to round up the last few days of summer.

Now that I have finally experienced summer,
I am totally ready for fall!
In fact, I bought some pumpkins last night ☺
And my maroon mums are out in full bloom ☺
My fall door wreath is already up ☺

It isn't too early for all of this, is it?

Now that I'm in the fall spirit,
(Not that I'm wishing summer away, which I'm totally not)
I'm in the mood for fall decor, of course, and fall crafts.

I found a beautiful wheat topiary at the store the other day, fell in love, and then noticed the $30 price tag.
I fell out of love really quick with that one.

So, instead, I made my own for not even $5.

Supplies needed:
Terracotta Pot
Foam
Wheat floral stem
Paint
Moss
Spray adhesive
Ribbon

First, I sprayed the foam with some adhesive and then put some moss down on it, then sprayed the top of that also. Then painted the pot.


I then took apart the stem by unraveling all the floral wrap/wire stuff,
and started poking away!
I went from the center outward until I got the desired look I was going for.


I finished off the pot with some more moss and spray adhesive.
I totally like this unkept kind of rustic look of the moss over flowing.


Made a nice little bow with the ribbon.

And there you have it!


I am definitely thinking that mine is better than the one I saw for $30 and it was only at a fraction of the cost ☺



Alicia

9 comments:

  1. Very Cute! I love when a pricey item can be recreated for pennies!

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  2. Beautiful, fantastic job! ~Liz =)

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  3. What a lovely post. I love the poka dot header.
    stop over and be a follower and I will put you on my sidebar. First visit and I loved it. yvonne

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  4. Beautiful! So simple and elegant!

    I shared it on my TT&J FB page and linked to you :)

    xox
    Jen

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  5. As usual, beautiful! I will be highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today.

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  6. very cute! What a great idea, I have never seen anything like that before.

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  7. This is just darling!!! You're so creative! This can be displayed well into Fall! Such a lovely piece!
    Hugs to you,
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

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  8. Hey Alicia, Thanks for the inspiration. Check out my version at http://westcoastleslie.blogspot.com/2010/09/autumn-centrepiece.html Hope you like it!

    *LA

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