DIY Mickey Topiaries Under $10

DIY Mickey Topiaries Under $10

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...


What you will need.
  • Moss balls
  • Candle holders
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Toothpicks
  • Measuring tape (optional)
  • Marker
Like mentioned before, all items can be purchased at the 99 Cents Only Store other than the essentials like the hot glue gun, scissors or tape measure. I swear this place is my BFF. I love finding things for DIY's here because the inexpensive prices make it even more fun. Okay let's get back on track. The toothpicks, moss balls and candle holders were all purchased at the 99 Cents Only store. The candle holders were $5.99 for a set of 3 and the rest 99 cents. I walked out of there spending $9.95 before taxes. The moss balls came in a set of 2 large balls and 2 little balls. I had to buy 3 sets in order to complete the 3 Mickey heads. I must add that these were in an awkward place. I found them hidden with the home décor by the candle holders and signs.


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!



 P.S. Any commentary would be greatly appreciated! If you do leave a comment and want a coupon to the shop, dm me on Instagram @thisdflove or e-mail me!

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I would totally do this but I googled it and I don’t have a 99 cents only store anywhere near me. I may try Michaels and see if I can find similar supplies on a college student budget lol. Thanks for the great idea!!!


I really love these. They look so sleek and kinda modern. I would love to make these with creepy vintage candle holders and put Cobb webs and spiders for Halloween. Maybe even make the green look brownish-green like a dead plant. We’ve been excited to DIY some Halloween/Fall Disney decor this year. You did a great job!!


I wish I had seen these for my wedding last year, these would be perfect for a Disney wedding!!


You are so talented! I love this idea. Gonna head to the 99 cent only store soon to do this myself.


I love the topiaries!!! The moss is a clean look 🙌🏻💜

Kat Brown

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