Tackling a topiary project has been on my wish list for quite some time. A trip through the Easter decor at the Dollar Store inspired an idea to make an adorable little Mini Easter Egg Topiary! The process is so simple anyone can do it!
I love how they turned out. They make adorable Spring and Easter decor.
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How To Make Mini Easter Egg Topiary Decor
Supplies from Dollar Tree
- Mini clay flower pot
- 3 Foam Decorated Easter Eggs in graduated sizes
- Silk flowers of your choice. I used Buttercups
- Green Foam Floral block
- Floral Moss
Not from Dollar Tree
- DecoArt White Acrylic paint (optional)
- E6000 glue
- Hot Glue gun and glue
There are lots of Easter Eggs to choose from at Dollar Tree. I selected the one’s attached to skewer sticks for two reasons. The sticks are going to be used and these eggs are foam which is perfect for this craft.
Look for the mini clay flower pots. The come three to a package so score three for one dollar!
I painted my pots two coats each of DecoArt White acrylic paint. Then I used one coat of Mod Podge to seal the paint.
We need a piece of floral foam inside the pot to insert the skewer stick which will hold the eggs. Turn the pot upside down onto the floral foam to measure the cut. Just press down to create the mark.
I like to use a plastic knife because it seems to make less mess. A box lid works great to containerize the process. You will have to trim the sides of the foam until it is a good snug fit for the pot. I did not glue the foam into the pot because it fit snug.
Adding the grass to the top of the floral foam is a process which only takes a minute but it can be messy. I use a large plastic container lid to catch the mess for easier clean up.
After applying the hot glue, sprinkle the grass onto it. Add the amount of grass which gives you the look you want. Then pat the grass down and trim the edges for a finished look.
This part is very important!! The eggs should be placed with the smallest on top and largest on bottom!
Photo A above shows how to use the skewer sticks you removed from the eggs to create a wall which will hold the eggs still while you determine angles. Play with your design to choose what you like best.
Photo B shows the angle at which to skewer the egg. This is important for the whimsical look of these Easter Egg Topiary trees.
I used three eggs per tree with largest on bottom and smallest on top.
Removing the skewer stick from the foam eggs leaves a big ugly hole so now we are going to fix that problem and create the look of eggs among the leaves. Use silk floral leaves for this.
Remove that little plastic piece first. Then insert one leaf between the the top eggs. as shown. Dab a little E6000 or Elmer’s glue around the inside base of the egg so the leaf will stay in place and keep the hole covered.
I glued a silk Buttercup near the hole on the bottom larger egg as shown.
And that is all there is to it. You can make a Mini Easter Egg Topiary for less than $5 using Dollar Tree supplies!