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Moss Ball Topiary – DIY

Love the look of Moss ball topiary trees in your home decor, but don’t want to pay the high price tag? Let’s find a way to make moss ball topiary from Dollar Tree supplies! Moss ball topiary are also perfect as a year round decor. These are so easy-peasy to make and only take about 15 minutes!

Supplies needed to make a Moss topiary tree:


As you can see most of ingredients including moss and balls can be found at Dollar Tree

Supply list to make a Moss ball topiary. Dollar tree supply list

Let’s go to work!

The first thing I did was  to paint my pots. I usually just paint in few areas and then wipe with paper towel to have that rustic feel.



As our paint is drying we can prepare our moss balls. Spanish moss comes in the clusters so you can either hot glue them, or use Mod-Podge as I did. After all dries out you can either use Adhesive spray to hold all together, or simply as I did – use a hair spray! Love how my moss balls look now!


Spanish moss topiary ball DIY . Dollar tree Diy

Next, I used a small twig that I found outside and inserted it into the styrofoam ball to be used as my stem for my topiary tree. Push the twig about half way through your styrofoam ball so that it will be good and sturdy. Optional: apply hot glue to the end of the twig before you push it though the styrofoam.


Moss topiary tree trunk

Tree trunk for the moss ball topiary

Even though my tree twigs for my topiary are thick I still wanted to add some dimension so I wrapped it loosely with a rope. Used a dab of hot glue right under the ball to secure my rope and one more dab at the end.


Yarn wrapped around stick as moss ball topiary is being created.

Now we are getting ready to install our topiary tree into a terra cotta pots. You can use florist foam or crushed newspaper to fill your little pot.



Cover your foam or newspaper with more Spanish moss and you are almost done with your tree ! Time to decorate our topiary tree ! That is of course optional. They already look soooo good! I decided to add some ribbon and acorns that my son gathered form me before he went to college. Yes I am a bit of sentimental and also like to acknowledge his effort. Who goes on the date and things about acorns mom can use?? ha ha ha ha …My son!


 Love the look of topiary trees, but don't want to pay the high price tag? Here's a way to make DIY topiary trees from Dollar Store supplies!  Let's make a moss ball topiary, which is also perfect for year round decor.

TAA -DAAA !!! Our MOSS BALL TOPIARY IS READY!!

I hope this has given you some inspiration for your home decor and that you are able to give this a try.


 Love the look of topiary ball trees, but don't want to pay the high price tag? Here's a way to make DIY topiary trees from Dollar Tree supplies!  Let's make a moss ball topiary diy, which is also perfect for year round decor.

 Love the look of topiary trees, but don't want to pay the high price tag? Here's a way to make DIY topiary trees from Dollar Store supplies!  Let's make a moss ball topiary, which is also perfect for year round decor.

Look at that lace!! Looks good too!


 Love the look of topiary trees, but don't want to pay the high price tag? Here's a way to make DIY topiary trees from Dollar Store supplies!  Let's make a moss ball topiary, which is also perfect for year round decor.

 Love the look of topiary trees, but don't want to pay the high price tag? Here's a way to make DIY topiary trees from Dollar Store supplies!  Let's make a moss ball topiary, which is also perfect for year round decor.

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