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  1. NanaDiana
    April 30, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    Julie- Those are BOTH darlng! You did a great job and thanks for the tutorial. What a great idea to start with a newspaper base instead of a Styrofoam ball. Love it! xo Diana

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  2. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    April 30, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    I LOVE these, Julie! I'm thinking a larger floor urn with a moss ball may be the piece I need by our front entry. I've been trying to decide what to put on the wall opposite the hall tree and this might just be it! I've burned myself pretty bad a few months ago with hot glue. It really hurt and for a few days afterward, too. I try and use the craft popsicle sticks I have now to avoid that ever happening again!

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  3. Maria
    April 30, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Wow this is absolutely beautiful!!! I just love what you did! I love the English garden look too, and this fits it perfectly! Your hot glue gun injury looks painful, I get those all the time too, and it hurts so bad! But what you made is beautiful! :o)

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  4. Kelly
    April 30, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    Love both of them. great job. Love Hobby Lobby…have a great day

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  5. Jenny
    April 30, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Looks great! Love this idea – such a classic look.

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  6. Jordan G.
    April 30, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I really like this! I may have to try one for myself. It is officially "pinned" to my to-do list.

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  7. Lisa Scibilia
    April 30, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    What a great idea – I am so copying you Julie! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Holly @ abakershouse.com
    April 30, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Love this! Found you through Skip to My lou and so glad I did. This is a must-do project at my house. I don't have to water it, keep it alive or hope that it keeps growing– it's perfect!!

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  9. Jennifer L. Griffin
    April 30, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    Love, love, love moss covered topiaries! They are such a great alternative to all of that silk greenery that I'm trying to steer clear of. I have that exact stone urn, I have moss, I have newspaper…I must make one of these!

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  10. Rach
    April 30, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    Beautiful….you have such good taste.

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  11. Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate
    May 1, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    So pretty! You did a great job!

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  12. Elizabeth
    May 1, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Beautiful job!

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  13. Celeste
    May 2, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    Love these! Thanks for the easy tutorial…this is now on my to-do list! PS: your living room is gorgeous!

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  14. Ruby and Arthur
    May 2, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    Such a cute idea, and you made it look so easy! Thanks for sharing, Jean

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  15. Susan @ homeroad.net
    May 3, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    Julie I love the one in the urn! Great job and an easy project. The vine around the outside made it perfect!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  16. Lina - Fancy Frugal Life
    May 3, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    This is so fantastic! Great idea! Ha $349 that made me laugh. yours is perfect!
    Lina

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  17. Claudine from CondensedLoveHome
    May 3, 2012 @ 5:01 am

    I loooove it!
    And yours is the first project like that I see!!!
    So you never know, there are lots of "new" readers out there!!!
    Definitely I will make one for my entrance!!!

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  18. Maryann - Interior Salvage
    May 3, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    What a great idea! I love moss urns too. This would look great outside on the front porch too. Found you via The Shabby Creek Cottage. What a great project! pinning it!

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  19. Vanessa
    May 3, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    Hi, Julia

    What a great idea. I just love what you did and how you created the moss balls. Have a great weekend.

    Vanessa

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  20. Tausha
    May 4, 2012 @ 2:34 am

    Hey Julia-
    This is a fantastic tutorial on how to make topiary's. I would have never thought to use newspaper. genius, pure genius! Great tutorial! Thanks so much for the idea. Have a happy weekend!
    Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

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  21. Bety
    February 2, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

    What a great, lovely idea – I love moss and often use it for decoration of photos. If you're interested and have time-post here on my blog. http://vkusnosbety.blogspot.com/2014/04/parmesan-herb-muffins.html

    Will make such decor! I saw a picture of your publication in Pinterest and so I came to your wonderful blog! Thanks for the inspiration.

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