I need a birdhouse in the backyard. There is a row of tall Arbovitae behind our patio and the birds are having lots of fun building nests and preparing to lay their eggs. There are robins, barn swallows and this little one:
I went to the craft store and found this wooden birdhouse:
You probably know where my mind was - "I can paint it in checks!!" So I used MacKenzie-Childs as my inspiration :
Topiaries are very simple to make and inexpensive. They can be quite expensive to purchase, so I made my own:
These topiaries, from Mackenzie-Childs, are priced from $45.00 - $175.00 (click here to view):
To make a topiary,you will need a flower pot, styrofoam or oasis, a dowel, some moss and a boxwood ball:
I paint the flower pots in stripes or checks, some have little ball feet, some don't!
The procedure is simple: Shove some oasis into a flower pot, paint the dowel brown, glue the boxwood ball onto the dowel and then glue that into oasis. Cover the oasis with some moss. It's that simple!
Here is a tiny topiary. I bought the base at Michaels and I painted the pot and tied on a M-C ribbon: