Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ballard Inspired Topiary & Cute Dollar Tree Birds

EDITED TO ADD A LINK TO THE TUTORIAL I USED FOR THIS PROJECT:  TUTORIAL FOUND HERE  THANK YOU ABBY FROM “TALES AND TRIALS” (it took me a while, but I found you again)

In my last post, I mentioned that I was going to try and make some boxwood topiaries like the ones from Ballard.  Well, 2 months later…lol…I finished one.  YAY!!  (not quite 2 months, but it sure felt like it.)   I think it turned out GREAT!  And I did it for about $10.  That’s a double YAY!!  ($8 + tax for 2 bunches of boxwood, $1.00 for the little tin planter.)

I just had to stop by a Dollar Tree to pick up some of those cute little birds you’ve been seeing all over blogland.  I thought they were perfect just the way they were for this little “vignette” so I didn’t do anything to them.  (But I did buy some extras that I have some big plans for…so stay tuned…)

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Well, one topiary down, several more to go!  Do you like?

I am linking this project up to:

The Shabby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursday

My Romantic Home's Show & Tell Friday

Finding Fabulous' Frugalicious Friday

Funky Junk's SNS

13 comments:

Amanda said...

I DO like! It all looks so pretty together. Maybe I should add making a boxwood topiary to my to-do list. I love it! I have one of the little birdies, too. I painted mine white and set her in a nest of burlap strings. Thanks for sharing!

Hootin' Anni said...

Sweet....everything at the dollar store can be used in such a delightful way...you've accomplished this beautifully!!

My Show n Tell is just Springtime Flowers in our Yard A nice treat after a long, cold winter!! Stop over and 'smell the roses' with me if you can! I'd love your company!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Do I like? I LOVE! Nicely done! Coming over from Finding Fabulous and now a new follower!

Heather said...

Love your topiary, it turned out great! Your "vignette" is really cute, I have those same dollar tree birdies. Aren't they adorable?:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it! I got those birds last week, too. I originally was looking for the ones that hold the tealights that everyone is painting, but I know I wouldn't use the candle part. When I saw these, I thought "perfect" and I don't even have to paint them!

The Floppy Cow said...

I love the topiary and want one!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Great...I just love this. That topiary looks wonderful, I can't seem to get enough of them. And your whole tablescape is just adorable. What a great combination of perfect little items. have a blessed
day!
Debbie

Creations from my heart said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog and the wonderful comments. I just got lost in your postings! I enven copied a few breakfast recipeis tomake for my Friday Morning Bible study. Would love for you to visit again.
Blessings...Sehrry

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Your topiary looks awesome! I love how it turned out. Of course, you can borrow any ideas you see on my blog. :)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Yes, I like! What an adorable birdcage, so unique! And the topiary I first found on Mustard Seed Creations. I'm crazy about the look and want to try too. Yours turned out so pretty!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Mary said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I'm still looking for the tutorial I used for this project and as soon as I find it, I'll give credit where credit is due. Thanks again for stopping by and have a great weekend!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Fabulous!!!!!

m ^..^

Jane said...

Wahoo...beautiful topiary and lil' birdies. I revamped some dollar store birdies too...what a fun project! Hard to believe they're only a buck each! Thanks for sharing and for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday! And I followed. :)

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