Saturday, March 23, 2013

Easter Egg Topiary





  

Crafting and blogging brings out a different me.  I'm doing all sort of things that I never would have considered.  When I made the stacked bunny boxes and did the spring mantel, my son actually commented on how nice everything looked.  Oh my!  I need to make something else!  I love topiaries and  having an egg topiary would really be delightful!  Besides,  I have a whole lot of eggs I need to do something with.

It doesn't take much to make a topiary:
  • Styrofoam ball - 6inches
  • Eggs - lots (two sizes, three colors)
  • Glue gun
  • Stick branch  (cut to fit from yard)
  • Container (filled with florist foam)                     
  • Raffia (attached to the eggs)/grass                     
  • Moss



 I first stuck the stick in the center of the styrofoam ball and glued it in place so I wouldn't glue eggs in that spot.  Then I put the glue on the eggs first (hot glue melts styrofoam) and pressed them randomly but uniformly on the ball.

 


After gluing on the eggs, I inserted moss into the spaces between the eggs using a skewer stick.



Then I glued the stick into the florist foam and tied a raffia bow around it and added raffia grass and eggs to the container.

For a touch of whimsy, I put a cute little rabbit figurine in the grass. 
 
 
The colors of pale yellow, deep yellow and light brown, along with the moss, makes this topiary very natural looking.




 


This is a great way to highlight the Easter holiday with a lovely egg topiary!
 
Until next time,

Have a Happy & Crafty Easter!

Gail




 



















26 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Gail! I love that you used moss and raffia with those lovely eggs. Very natural looking, and just fabulous!!

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  2. Gail that is so pretty! and not a single drop of purple??!! I decorate for all of the holidays..more now than when my kids were little too!

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  3. This is such a good idea and so lovely. I am like you, I have never decorated my house for Easter but after reading so many blogs and the ideas out there for Easter, this will be the first Easter to bring in the new. Trouble is, I have so many ideas I don't know where to start! Take care. Chel x

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  4. How lovely! I love the colors of these eggs. You did a great job.

    Your new follower. Followed you via GFC, Pinterest, Bloglovin G+ and added you to my feedly.

    I would like to invite you to our Linkin with my Ladies Blog Hop going on right now. I hope you could stop by and join the party.


    Judy
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com/

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  5. Really pretty Gail, I'm not decorating at all for Eater it just came upon me too quickly :(

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  6. I love a topiary and an Easter egg one is such a great idea! I especially like your's in the soft, muted colours.

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  7. Very Nice Gail! Great project and tutorial as always.. Thanks for linking up!

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  8. Great project - I may borrow this idea for next year! Hope you have a lovely Easter and make new traditions!

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  9. This is beautiful, Gail! You did such a lovely job! Thanks for sharing at A New Creation. I agree with you that crafting and blogging inspires you to create more and have more to share. I'm so glad that you did!

    Just realized I've been missing your posts because I was following you with an old blogger profile. Now following you on Bloglovin'!

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  10. Beautiful, Gail!
    I'm visiting from DIY Showoff. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  11. I brought some Easter out, but not all made the cut this year because of how early Easter comes. I wish I had something simple like this. It looks very elegant on your mantel. I love the natural colors.

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  12. Adorable. Saw you on the pin it linky party. I am now following via google+
    Leslie
    www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

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  13. What a great idea! I found you via Blog Hop Sunday and Pursuit of Functional home. New follower from http://handmadewarratahstree.blogspot.com.au

    BTW I LOVE purple, lol

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  14. Even if you didn't decorate for Easter before, there's no time like the present! Great topiary.

    Wonderful to have you be a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS!

    - TheTablescaper

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  15. Beautiful topiary! I love the simplicity of the eggs and the moss! So lovely for an entryway table

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  16. That is so sweet! It looks like you are making up for lost time in a pretty big way!

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  17. Gail,
    Your topiary is just lovely!! For someone who normally doesn't decorate for Easter-you certainly have done a awesome job!!
    Love it!!!
    Jemma

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  18. Your topiary is so sweet! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for stopping by today! Look forward to following!~~Angela

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  19. Wow, I just love this topiary! I have never made one before, but you make it look so simple, I think I could!

    I would love it if you would link this wonderful project to the In and Out of the Kitchen Party. It is going on now! See you there!

    Cynthia at FeedingBig.com

    http://www.feedingbig.com/2013/03/in-and-out-of-kitchen-link-party-10.html

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  20. So cute! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers

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  21. I am so glad you linked this wonderful project to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. I bet you could do something like this for any holiday!

    I can't wait to see what you bring next week! See you then!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  22. That is adorable!! I would love for you to link up at the HOPPITY EASTER CRAFT PARTY! .

    Just follow the link.....http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/02/hoppity-easter-craft-party.html.

    Marti

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  23. Hi Gail,

    Your project has been featured, see it here. Thank you so much for joining Pin It Monday Hop#1 Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). Please come back on Sunday at 5pm (CST)for our Pin It Monday Hop#2. Pinned this to our Pin Board.
    Judy
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hi Gail! I wanted to let you know your Topiary has been featured this week! Congratulations!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/03/show-licious-craft-showcase-25.html

    Marti

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  25. Thanks so much for linking to Project Inspired @ Setting for Four. I pinned your lovely topiary to our group linky party pinboard!
    I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend, and join me Monday evening 8 pm EST for Project Inspired #8!

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  26. Such a great project!

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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