22 March 2011

Easter Egg Topiary


 Spring has officially sprung, hooray!  

Since it was a beautiful day Sunday, I was inspired to open the windows and start an Easter project!  I absolutely love topiaries!  And, I've always admired the Easter topiaries at Pottery Barn.  So, I decided to create my own!



What You'll Need For This Project:

1 Rattan Cone/Cone Form
2 Bags of Plastic Easter Eggs
1 Large Bag of Spanish Moss
Scissors
A Glue Gun
And, Plenty of Glue Sticks

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I started with a Medium-Sized Rattan Cone for the base.  You could also use a Cone Form; I chose rattan for stability. 


First, I created a pattern with the eggs (I alternated the colors/pattern as I worked my way up). 

Next, it was time for glue!  Make sure to apply the glue directly onto the egg and hold firmly until glue sets.  
(Note: this process may be easier with a styrofoam form)


The eggs were placed at a slight angle, all facing the same direction.  I left small gaps in-between each egg for the "future" moss. 


I started at the top when adding the moss, for no particular reason.  I added generous amounts of glue in-between each egg and pressed firmly onto the moss until it was anchored.  I wrapped the excess moss around the adjacent eggs.


Once the moss was set and in place, I gave my topiary a little trim!


To compliment my little tree, I added Mr. Bunny!  He was a fantastic TJ Maxx find!

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Before & After

To add a bow, or not to add a bow, that's the question?
What do you think?  I would love to know your thoughts!

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Where Did You Get That?
Rattan Cone:  Flower Factory
Pastel Easter Eggs:  Target
Spanish Moss:  Pat Catan's 

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Bunny Statue:  TJ Maxx
Small Decorative Easter Eggs:  Tuesday Morning


Thank you for visiting,
Jodie




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I'll be linking up with:


I would love for you to join me!





63 comments:

  1. Love this tree...so creative...thanks for sharing...I say no bow needed...looks perfect the way it is...
    xo Mariaelena

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  2. I love it,great idea!
    Connie
    http://thecrafterbug.blogspot.com/

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  3. I LOVE IT!! You did an awesome job on it. Martina

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  4. Love your topiary! and Mr. Bunny too.

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  5. Hi, I found your blog from visiting savvy seasons by liz. I am your newest follower! please come over and visit me at www.theresascomfortsofhome.com

    I love your blog, and your topiary, I have got to make one too! Thank you for sharing, now if I can just find that cute little bunny too :)

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  6. How pretty! I have lots of plastic easter eggs, I might try to make this today! Great project!

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  7. WOW, now that is cute!! Great job...I may have to make one now! Happy Spring! XOXO ~Liz

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  8. How cute is that and I have the tree, the moss and the eggs, so I am off to make one too!!! ~~Sherry~~

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  9. Wow! I am so impressed--this is too cute. I'm not so crafty (I do cook) but I surround myself with crafty people. I think I just might attempt this.

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  10. I love topiaries and this is just adorable! Thanks for the visit and I'm now one of your newest followers. I've enjoyed my visit here.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  11. Now that is just lovely! I am amazed by all the talented bloggers out there in blogland!

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  12. So creative and so cute for Easter. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  13. This is such a pretty tree! So creative!

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  14. Hey Lindsay from countrygirlhome. Thanks for stoping by my blog and for the kind comments. I am gald I came by your blog has so many cute ideas. I am now a follower!
    Hey Also I have been looking for wood trees(cones) for ever It says you got them from the Flower Factory-where is that? What state? Oh I wish I had some of them!! Darling easter tree.

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  15. I linked up from WUW and this is just gorgeous. This will provide years of gorgeous fun. Mr. Bunny is fabulous too, just the perfect touch. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

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  16. What a cute idea! So cheerful and fun!
    ~Amanda

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  17. awwe! This is so cute! I want one to! :)

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  18. This is so darn cute! I think the moss is what pulls it all together and makes it rich looking. I wouldn't add a bow, it's perfect just the way it is.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

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  19. Jodie, so nice to have you as a new follower! I am now following you back! Can't wait to see more of you!

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  20. I'm your newest Follower returning the visit from SomethingCreatedEveryday.blogspot.com. I love your Easter Egg Topiary. Very cute and very easy.

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  21. I love this, this is great!!! Thanks for a nice tutorial too!

    ~your newest follower!
    http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

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  22. Love your topiary. This looks like something I could do! This is my first visit to your blog and I'm now a follower. Come visit me and follow me, too!
    Jane
    http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

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  23. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This tree is so cute -- I LOVE IT! Thanks for the practical craft ideas and fab inspiration.

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  24. I think it's perfect just the way it is!

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  25. Thank you SO MUCH for linking up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!!! Great entry:) BEYOND adorable!

    Hope to see you next Wednesday!

    xoxokara

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  26. Jodie -- This I love because pastels are my favorite colors and I too adore topiaries. And the bunny statue next to yours sets it off just right. Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

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  27. This is such a cute idea! You are so creative. I'm going to have to try this.

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  28. I love it! I may try that with a solid color egg - maybe robin blue or a muted gold..

    Great inspiration!

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  29. Thanks for stopping by my blog today...and now I have found you!
    This is so cute. My daughter and I will try to make this for our Easter decorations. So clever!
    xx
    A

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  30. Great project!!! Hey, did you change your header, it looks different to me, I really like it!

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  31. Such a creative idea! I love how it turned out...darling!!!
    -emily

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  32. Very cute! No bow needed - perfect as it is. Have a lovely weekend! x

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  33. Such an absolutely darling Easter topiary!! I love topiaries- this one is so charming!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  34. So pretty, Jodie! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and leaving a comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Amanda
    http://amandaparkerandfamily.blogspot.com

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  35. Wow, love how the moss gives it such a softened look. I would say no bow, but that's just me! :-) Thanks for linking up!

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  36. I love how cute this turned out! I featured it on my blog today, please feel free to swing by and check it out. Happy Sunday!
    Jen

    http://jen-simplyliving.blogspot.com/2011/03/stuff-i-like-sunday-9.html

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  37. What an adorable project.

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  38. Fun tutorial! I love how it turned out!

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  39. Where are you??? Im ANXIOUSLY awaiting your next post :) I hope all is ok...

    xoxokara

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  40. Great post! I'm your newest follower.

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  41. Jodie this turned out precious! I love it!

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  42. Your egg tree is adorable!!I'm your newest follower-stop over for a visit!!

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  43. Super cute! I featured this on Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!

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  44. Very nice! Great idea for an Easter decoration . . . thanks for visiting my blog . . . I love your blog!! I'm your newest follower. I can't wait to read through more of your posts.

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  45. Hi Jodie!
    Thank you so much for becoming a follower at Welcome to Heardmont! I LOVE this tutorial. You really made a Pottery Barn look on a much less expensive budget. :) Great job - makes me ready for Easter!

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  46. What a cute idea!! Thanks for stopping by The House Creative. :-)

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  47. Nice topiary! Great minds think alike. Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be following you too in blogland and on Twitter!

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  48. Love your site! Thanks for stopping by mine! You are very talented!!!!!! :)

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  49. Love the Easter Tree! I think I would like it with or without a bow. It is as cute as a button!

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  50. Hi! I've featured you on my Make Something Mondays Link Party this week! Thanks for joining...come grab a button!!

    http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/04/make-something-monday-link-party-5.html

    ~Sarah

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  51. I love your egg tree and the directions are wonderful. Mr. Bunny is adorable.

    Dee

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  52. beautiful, and darling! LOVE IT! great job! P.S. I am so going to make Val's Easter Bark too. SO cute. winks- jen

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  53. I love this! I have a bunch of moss leftover from another project...maybe I have a use for it now :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  54. I did it! Here is my post on your tutorial and what I made: http://allthingsbelle.blogspot.com/2011/04/more-easter-kitsch.html

    Thanks for the great idea!!

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  55. Oh your project is beyond adorable!

    Thank you SO very much for linking up.

    Have a gorgeous weekend.

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  56. What CREATIVE Easter ideas! You definitely have a talent! You inspire me!

    Karen

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  57. Perfect timing!! We've been looking for an Easter Topiary and this is darling! We love having you at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" -The Sisters

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  58. Your site to contains wonderful stuff on Easter Decoration. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. So cute!!! Visit me..Simple Pleasures!

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    1. Hi Symanthia!

      Thank you, I'm so glad you stopped by! Loving your Tuesday Tangles posts! Coming from a medical background, I don't know too much about hair. Looking forward to learning more! (Tried to leave this comment on your blog, however it said only team members could do so)

      Warm Wishes,
      Jodie

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  60. I just adore this topiary! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I included it in a Easter decoration round up on my blog (http://www.vlhamlin.com/diy-projects/10-diy-easter-decorations/) Hope that’s okay!

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