8.10.2011

Ballard Topiary Knock Off

Happy Wednesday friends!

 Today I'm going to share with you a Ballard Topiary knock off!

These puppies start at $49.00 at Ballard! Wow!


But for under $8.00, you can have one that's very similar and in my opinion, CUTER!


 So let's get started!

 Here are the supplies you'll need:


I got everything from the two different Dollar stores, EXCEPT the ball which was $2.39 at Michael's. Yes, it pained me to pay over a dollar for a Styrofoam ball, but what could I do? None of the $0.99 or Dollar stores had them! 


First, I cut the block down to size and stuck it in the vase.



After that, I shoved the dowel in there...


Put some Spanish Moss at the top of the vase to cover up the block.

(whoops! Slightly crooked....fixed it off camera)

Cover your ball in glue, and then the fun of attaching the floral moss begins! It's kind of a pain, but eventually it'll all stick. It might take a few tries, however.



And voila! A beautiful, Ballard inspired topiary! LOVE IT!


What a fun craft, and so versatile! 

33 comments:

  1. those styrofoam balls are ridiculously expensive...but you to $2.39 and made it look like a million bucks...love your new topiary! and thanks for your sweet comments on my kitchen inspiration post...i'm glad it doesn't cost anything to dream.

    alison

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  2. Cute! I love finding things at the dollar stores that you can make into much cuter decor. :)

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  3. That is really cute, I like it much more than the one from Ballard!

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial. I need to shop at the Dollar store more often :)

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  5. Wow, what a great craft. I love the thriftiness of it. Will have to try it. New follower from the Friday Friend Connect Hop.
    Would love a follow back
    http://messforless.blogspot.com/

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  6. I think I might actually have all of these items in my craft bins. May have to put this together. Super cute idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  7. I can't believe you found that vase thing at a dollar store? I am going to have to go check out a few dollar stores. This would make the best "house warming" gift for friends or neighbors.

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  8. Great knock-off. I even like yours better!

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  9. I agree -- yours is much cuter! Great job!

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  10. Ok, yours is much cuter!! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration! -Juli

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  11. I've always wanted to make one of theses well two, for in front of the fire place. Glad I found this!

    We would love to have you over at our first link party! *Crafty Lassie Tuesday*
    www.SewStylishBoutique.blogspot.com
    Thanks,
    Heather & Rose

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  12. Great project!! It turned out fabulous!! I like the ribbon detail! I may just have to try this!!
    -your newest follower!!

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  13. Cute indeed! That is a great vignette on your cabinet and walls. I really like the framed keys and the pop of blue.

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  14. It looks great - and, yes, even cuter than the original! Beautiful job on the whole display - love the pop of blue on the lamp. Thanks so much for coming out again to The Creative Spark - love seeing you back!

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  15. Shout out to YOU cuz I like your topiary even better! (On the cheap too!) Very nice job- thanks for sharing :D

    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tue Linky Party at Coastal Charm,
    ~Suzanne in NW IL

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  16. This is gorgeous! I want to see the rest of your house, it looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

    By the way, I am hosting my very FIRST link party and I would love to have you link this to it--
    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

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  17. I love this! It turned out perfectly! I'm your newest follower and I look forward to seeing all your fun stuff!

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  18. Anytime I'm doing a project that requires a styrofoam ball I usually can substitute it with a wiffle ball... Pack of three at the dollar store. :) (I AM that cheap! Haha) It'd probably take a bit more work (and hot glue) to get the stick to stay in place in a wiffle ball, but well worth a couple bucks saved, I'd say!

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  19. That is so beautiful! Nicely done!! Found you via Fabulously Flawed and have become your newest follower. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/kitchen-cabinet-transformation.html

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  20. Cute! And I love the price tag vs. what's in the catalog! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  22. Very Cute. I like it where you placed it too. It looks great there!

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  23. Thanks again for linking up to The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring this on Sunday!
    Jenn :)

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  24. I absolutely agree, much cuter than the Ballard one!
    :) CAS

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  25. I love that little nook you have!!! what a sweet way to decorate it! I hope you will link up here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/08/sweet-saturday-v1.html

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  26. That looks amazing, I absolutely love it! I'm stopping by from Freaky Friday Follow, and I'm a new follower. I'm having a giveaway this weekend and would love for you to stop by!

    Have a great weekend!

    Michelle

    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  27. Great job, Janet! I've been meaning to make one of these for awhile, you've inspired me to make a trip to the dollar store!

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  28. This is going to get borrowed a lot I'm sure.

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  29. You've been featured! Stop by and check it out! I hope you'll link up again this week :)

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-3.html

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  30. This is so cute! I can't wait to make one :D

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  31. Love it- I am a topiary loving girl and this one is darling! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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