There has been frigid temperatures across the states this winter. This week especially has been record breaking with ice and snow storms. There is good in all this. Spring is just around the corner.
This is the time of year when we get cabin fever and we are ready to see color, sun and flowers blooming.
I have a project today to get you started. A spring topiary!
Since it is still too cold to plant any greenery I turned to a moss project. When I think of spring I think of flowers, birds and bunnies. This will freshen up my porch till the warmer days arrive. When I got this idea I started searching all the stores for a moss rabbit but I didn’t find a thing. I decided to create my own. It was pretty simple. I went to Old Time Pottery to get everything I needed to make a spring topiary. I got a little creative with what I used. I love that I have so many choices when I shop there.
So “Do you want to build a bunny?”
Let’s get started with the supplies.
1 wire wreath easel
1 deco shape ball
2 boxes chicken wire
Assorted Green Moss
planter from home
Snap together the deco shape ball. This will be the head form and the easel will be the body. Wrap with chicken wire to get desired shape to work with and attach ball onto easel. I used the chicken wire ends to attach firmly the two pieces.
This can go right into the ground just like this but I wanted it for my porch so I used a planter I had and attached this to the top of it with strong tape.
This became the base for the rabbit.
Get the floral wire and create two ears by twisting two of the wires together for each ear.
Attach to top of head form.
You can go ahead at this point and fold over flat sheet moss and glue together and use wire as a guide to cut shape BEFORE attaching also. Whichever is easier for you.
Your bunny should be ready for the moss
I use a strong spray glue adhesive and sprayed on the moss and wire before I attached. I also used floral pins to tuck in moss.
I used different types of moss to play with color and dimension. Covering all of the chicken wire.
I used a silk hydrangea for the fluffy tail by inserting the stem in the back.
I used little buds for eyes and nose too.
Found some pretty ribbon too at Old Time Pottery. Love this polka dot pattern. Made a bow and wrapped it around the neck. You can choose from tons of colors and patterns.
I needed to cover the bottom of bunny to hide the planter hole so I used spanish moss to make a little nest for the bunny to sit on.
There is sits on the front porch with the spring umbrella I did last year for Old Time Pottery. You can see how to make it here.
I little bit of green to get us into spring. I think a spring topiary is the way to go!
Wouldn’t it be pretty with fresh flowers around the bottom?
When you make your own shape there are tons of possibilities.
Take your time and enjoy making this. It took about 30-45 minutes to make. What a statement piece to add to your spring decor.
Just a few more weeks till spring.
Are you counting the days?