Are you having a hard time keeping plants alive indoors? Greenery helps rejuvenate spaces and keeps things fresh and lively. But at the same time, watering plants, keeping pests away, and taking care of them can be time-consuming.
For time-poor plant enthusiasts, purchasing artificial greenery is one way to create hassle-free green environments. You can always get artificial boxwood hedges and balls if you don’t want to go overboard with artificial green walls. They make the perfect accessories as they complement every season’s decor.
If you like the look of topiaries or artificial boxwood balls, here’s a DIY project for you. You can't go wrong with this! It's not only budget-friendly but will also last a long time since it is artificial greenery.
Tools to Keep Handy
- Glue Gun
- Paint Brush
- Large Knife
- Wire Cutters
- Styrofoam Balls
- Floral Foam
- Green Paint
- Artificial Boxwood Panels
- Sticks and Skewers
- Dowel or Sturdy stick of appropriate size
- Pot/ Stand
Decide the size of the topiaries or faux boxwood ball
Heat the glue gun.
Cut the foam to the appropriate size and stick it inside the pot using the glue gun. Ideally, the foam should sit slightly lower in the pot.
If you can purchase green foam balls, that’s great. Or else, colour the styrofoam balls green with the paint.
Take the wire cutters and cut down small pieces of branches from the artificial boxwood. Ensure the branches are similar in length.
Use a toothpick or skewer to make holes in the spherical foam, as foam balls can be hard to get the greenery into.
Glue a piece of artificial greenery into the hole.
Repeat this process over and over until you have covered the entire sphere. Ensure the pieces of artificial greenery are close enough that the foam isn’t visible.
Stick the faux boxwood ball onto the pot or stand.
You can cover it with artificial green moss to make it appear more realistic and to cover up the floral foam near the base.
Following these instructions, you can create multiple topiary balls and use your imagination to decorate your spaces. By making a hole through the balls, you can stack multiple balls of different sizes to create a beautiful topiary tree.
If you don’t want to use a glue gun, you’ll need a good quality, sturdy styrofoam block to hold the stems. You can make the artificial topiary by pushing the stems deep into the styrofoam block. Using modelling clay, you can give a more realistic texture to the stem.
Artificial topiary balls look aesthetically pleasing in pots and are an elegant and classic decorating scheme. You can use the faux boxwood ball as a centrepiece, group a few together on a sideboard, or place them along your entryways. Whether you want to rejuvenate your indoors or make a visually exciting statement in your outdoor garden, you can never go wrong with faux boxwood balls.
Get your tools ready and give this do-it-yourself project a shot.