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  1. the thrifty ba
    April 5, 2010 @ 3:06 am

    look at how smart you are! that looks great!


  2. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    April 5, 2010 @ 3:25 am

    Love the spiral one. I made the 10 minute one and it was so easy. Great tutorials. Thanks. Hugs, Marty


  3. Kaysi
    April 5, 2010 @ 4:00 am

    I have never seen a spiral one before, it looks great!!


  4. michelle@somedaycrafts
    April 5, 2010 @ 6:02 am

    That is awesome! I'm definitely loving this one!!!


  5. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    April 5, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    I have that same little urn on your counter, Julie! That's the one I did your instructions and made as a moss ball! Love the spiral one too, and Ballards always makes them look so nice in a grouping, don't they? I think I will leave well enough alone though!


  6. Manhattan Mommy
    April 5, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

    That's great…and you make it seem so easy, eventhough I'm sure it's not!! 🙂


  7. Sandra Powell
    April 5, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    OOhhh–that is really cool. Styrofoam is so costly, what a good idea to just skip it and use paper instead. SMART!


  8. Sarah
    April 5, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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    Come check it out
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  9. becca
    April 5, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    those look great! you would never know what was underneath. what a great cheap alternative to the pb version. 🙂


  10. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
    April 5, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    So flippin cute!!! Thanks so much!!


  11. Amy @
    April 6, 2010 @ 3:09 am

    Genius to use newspaper, it looks great! I've never been into topiary but I just might have to try one now. They are cute, they remind me of Edward Scissor-hands or Disneyland. Thanks for stopping by


  12. AutumnBrooke
    April 6, 2010 @ 5:19 am

    lol I'm SO glad I'm not the only one obsessed with topiaries right now. In fact, I just made two the other day, and used the same Ballard photo as my inspiration. 😛 I love this spiral one. I might just have to add…just one more.



  13. One Life Many Journeys
    April 6, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

    Love it! I like projects that use common materials. I found you from a comment you left on my blog. Thanks for coming by.


  14. Judy @ In His Grip
    April 6, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    Okay, this is good really good. I was going to make some topiaries last weekend and went to buy styrofoam, really? Why is a cone shaped piece of styrofoam $9? I like your idea and will seriously try this. Good job!


  15. Kelli @ RTSM
    April 6, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

    Very cute! I never would have thought to make my own form! Great idea!


  16. Woodard Gang
    April 6, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    I.LOVE.IT!! My sister posted about your bunny topiary and I saw it (and copied!) making one for my home! He makes me smile every time I see him…thanks for your creative ideas and sharing it with those of us who don't "see" how to do things, but are very good at "recreating" what we see!! 🙂


  17. Amy @ Dealusional
    April 6, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

    Wow, that's amazing! I wouldn't have ever thought to make my own. Now if only I could find some cute urns like you have.


  18. Vanessa
    April 7, 2010 @ 12:36 am

    you are such a genius!


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    April 7, 2010 @ 3:19 am

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  20. Emily {Frilly Details}
    April 7, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    You are my topiary hero! I am addicted to making topiaries. There is something so whimsical about them. I am in awe of your spiral topiary. Wow! I am definitely going to give that a try.


  21. jeana
    April 7, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

    Well goodness gracious! I love topiary too, I just made my first two afew weeks ago, now I can plan even more! =]


  22. jenjen
    April 9, 2010 @ 6:09 am

    Beautiful!! You did a great job!



  23. Pamela
    April 23, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    Loving this! Thanx for sharing!


  24. Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training
    May 5, 2010 @ 12:29 pm


    It’s me again. I’m just looking through your site to see what I missed. This one deserves a BIG oh my goodness as well. What a great idea!!!!

    Kendra "Domestic Princess in Training"


  25. Anne Dial
    February 2, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    Love this ..Thanks so much


  26. Artificial Plants
    March 29, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    This is simply awesome.Thanks for sharing !


  27. mamabear
    May 15, 2012 @ 5:36 am

    I have searched for "DIY spiral topiary" but never seemed to find anything. Thank you so much for creating and sharing this great step-by-step project. (My husband actually saw me get up out of my office chair and jump up & down when I discovered this on your blog) I'm a bit obsessed with topiaries as well:)


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