Last weekend I posted about some plants I picked up and a little DIY I completed. Seriously, I think this may be the easiest DIY ever. It took under 10 minutes for the entire thing and cost me under $20! That is a major score in my book. The topiary forms I found online were over $20 just by themselves, no pot or plant included.
So let’s get to it. Here are the things I used for my DIY Topiary:
- English ivy plant
- Potting soil
- Wired wood floral sticks
- Small wire wreath form
Honestly, I am no professional, so I have no clue how well this will grow and hold up over time. I just thought, why not give it a shot.
Basically to create this topiary all I did was pot my ivy in my pot with some fresh potting soil. I always make sure to break up the bottom of my root ball a little bit so my plant can absorb water a little easier in the beginning. (Also, still no plant professional, so I have no idea if this idea is even factual.)
After I got it transplanted into the new pot I got my form ready. I simply took the wired wooden floral stakes and began to secure them to the bottom of the wreath form. These would act as my supports to stick it into the soil.
After I secured a few onto my form I then stuck it down into the soil with the plant. I tried to place it in the middle of the plant so that the ivy could form around the metal.
It felt a little wobbly still so I added an extra couple stakes as needed. Once I felt it was “secure” enough I simply began to twist and form the ivy into the wreath form.
I am actually planning on purchasing some floral clips that I can use to “clip” the ivy up to the form so that it will begin to grow upward and wrap around the wire. I found mine on Amazon.
Another thing I think I will do with my next one is cut off some of the extra outside “layers” of wire. I think it would be really simple to cut off a few and would give the form a less bulky look, especially in these smaller pots.
I was also thinking about purchasing some moss or floral filler to cover my soil as well and give it a more polished look. I will definitely keep y’all updated on this DIY and let you know how my little topiary grows overtime.
I think this would make a fun Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation gift!