There is no way I would do a DIY tutorial without another blog post on a more affordable version. After making the first Mickey topiary, which you can find here, I decided to do another blog post with a budget friendly option. If you read my other post, I was able to get the greenery for much cheaper because spring items were 40-50% off. Since this discount isn't available anymore, here is my other version! I was able to create three of these and they look beautiful in my newly decorated Mickey Themed Bathroom. All the supplies were purchased at the 99 Cents Only Store. Yay! More bang for your buck because this DIY saves you gas money. Okay let's get into it...
- Moss balls
- Candle holders
- Hot Glue Gun
- Measuring tape (optional)
Next, I marked a spot on the big moss ball. You really don't need to mark it, but for safe measure I did.
Then, I put half of the toothpick through the marking. I left enough space so the small ball could go through it without puncturing it.
Next, I placed the second small moss ball to eyeball where I wanted it placed on the large moss ball. I kept the placement with my finger and marked it.
Then I repeated the toothpick step. Be careful with not puncturing the small moss ball. Keep in mind the length that sticks out of the large moss ball. You want to make sure the length of the toothpick sticking out of the large moss ball is shorter than the small moss ball altogether.
After that, I measured the space between the two moss balls (2.5 inches), so I could simulate the completed topiary.
If you don't have a tape measure you can place the completed topiary next the other one and imitate the finished one.
I repeated all the steps for the third one and we're almost finished!
Okay so the candle holders have a right side up and a right side down. I like to break the rules from time to time, so I decided to flip them upside down instead of right side up. Why? Here is why. The hole at the bottom of the candle holder helped the topiaries stay in place. The top was way too flat so the hole gave it a little nook to sit in.
Next I added the hot glue to the bottom of the large moss ball. I learned from my mistake that its better to add the glue around the hole of the candle stick instead because it got a little messy with the moss ball. I ended up using this step for the other two moss balls and it was easier because I wasn't worried that the glue would show.
That's all folks! Hope you enjoyed this DIY post. I'll try to post weekly with more DIY's, so see you soon!
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