I love the airy ferns, succulentts and beautiful little plants you see all over the place, but I really don't like the price tag on them. So I went to the Dollar Tree and then to Hobby Lobby. I picked up a selecton of bushes, styrofoam and a couple of succulents for around $20. When I got home with all my loot I dug through my stash for pots, moss and inspiration. These are the first 6 that I made.
Buy feathery type bushes that you can take apart to make several different arrangements. All you need is a pair of wire cutters.
Take each stem and look at how many different stems you can create by cutting them up.
I still had so much greenery after the first 6 that I dug up a few more pots and made some more. See the lemon topiary in the picture, you can see the tutorial for that one here.
I thought this little urn would be fun to add a wicker orb too. I had a few sprigs of ivy in my stash, so I added that to the base.
I put the urn with the wicker orb next to the rooster, I like how the added texture compliments the lamp.
This is a small table, but the urn and a small equestrian bowl work.
I love decorating with plants, but keeping a real one alive is not my strong point, so faux will have to be it. I have several more to make, so I will show you those later. How about you, do you faux?
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