Burlap Topiary Tree Tutorial

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Hi All! It’s the post you have been asking for! Ever since I shared my Rustic Winter Porch last week I have been shocked by how many emails I’ve received asking for the tutorial for my Burlap Topiaries. Well, you are finally getting it today and they are actually SO simple. So let’s not waste any time. Let’s jump on in on this Burlap Topiary Tree Tutorial

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These Burlap Topiary Trees are relatively simple to make and can work for so many different occasions. I used them for my Winter Porch and plan on keeping them up for spring, they would also work well for a wedding or make smaller versions to use as centerpieces! 

I will warn you if you are a regular reader of my blog, these are probably one of my more pricey projects. I generally try to keep things as inexpensive as possible but once I got the idea in my head I just had to go with it this time!

Supplies Needed:

- 2 Terracotta Pots

- 2 Dowels at 1/2″ thick

- 4 Styrofoam 8″ Half Balls (I only used the half balls because they were actually cheaper than buying a complete 8″ ball. I’m always up for saving a few bucks.)

- 2 Green Styrofoam Blocks for the base

- Satin White Spray Paint

- Pack of Straight Pins

- 3 Yards of Burlap

- Bag of Natural Gray Moss

- Hot Glue

- Scissors


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Start by spray painting the pots and the dowels in the satin white. Two to three coats may be necessary.

Once dry, place a green styrofoam block in the bottom of the pot and then insert the dowel into the block. In the end, I added a few rocks on top of the block to make it more stable.

Take the two Styrofoam halves and cut a circle in the middle to fit the dowel through. Thread the two pieces through the dowel and then secure them together by placing hot glue around the middle seam and at the top and bottom to make sure the dowel doesn’t slip.

Great Turorial on How to Make Burlap Topiary Trees by Design, Dining + Diapers, diy topiary trees, burlap trees, wedding centerpiece ideas, topiary tree tutorial When I started these topiaries, I had a vision of what I wanted them to look like but I was struggling with how to make the bubbles until I landed on this Burlap Bubble Wreath by Today’s Fabulous Finds (her wreath is gorgeous, you must check it out). Janet had a very easy technique for making the bubbles so I decided to give them a try.

I cut my burlap into 4X4″ squares, then started to fold them into the bubbles by holding two corners together and then folding in the remaining two. It will create a little pocket.

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Then, using the straight pins attach each bubble onto the Styrofoam ball. Continue until the entire surface is covered.

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And here are how my Burlap Topiaries look on my front porch right now!

Rustic Winter Porch by Design, Dining + Diapers

So easy enough ya? Hope you get as much use out of them as I will!

Sharing this project at some of the parties here along with Today’s Creative BlogTipJunkieHome Stories A 2 Z, Funky Junk Interiors, The Shabby NestMy Repurposed LifeThe Shabby Creek CottageThrifty Decor Chick

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses primarily on DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds, using what’s on hand and transforming dollar store finds. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son.

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Comments

  1. says

    I am really into burlap right now, so of course I pinned this… I need a burlap folder for all my burlap stuff! :) I saw the cutest burlap house mini flag yesterday on the PB site and I want to recreate it for much less.

  2. says

    I LOVE this so much! I have my eye on some printed burlap at Joanns – but I didn’t get it because I didn’t know what I’d do with it. Thinking I need to get some and make a couple of these with it!

  3. Kristy says

    Have been looking for the perfect winter porch decor before spring hits. LOVE the topiaries…I have some electrical boxes I need to hide on my brownstone front porch so i’m thinking of trying a taller double topiary..
    Thanks for the great inspiration!!
    Kristy

  4. says

    These are adorable! Where I live, I’d have to anchor them in cement or they’d be in Kansas baby! I’m pinning this right now! Have a great week!

    Deborah

  5. says

    I LOVE your burlap topiary trees, they’re so creative and fun! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and the link to my Burlap Bubble Wreath. :)

  6. says

    These are just amazing – wow – and what an easy project!!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing – think I’m going to have to attempt this ( when the weather gets a little nicer )
    I want these on my front porch!!!
    XXX

  7. twinkle star says

    I really love these, thanks for the fab tutorial! Your welcome sign on your porch is lovely – I notice you have ‘croeso’ on there – I am visiting from Wales :)

    Estelle xx

  8. says

    I love anything and everything burlap! These topiary’s are fabulous! Your front porch is gorgeous! Would love for you to share at the party tonight! xo bridgett

  9. Martha says

    I just made a topiary using your tutorial! It turned out GREAT! I painted my pot and stick gold. Thank you for providing the tutorial so that I could make something wonderful also!

  10. Denise says

    I would like to make this but I just wanted to ask if there’s a reason you used the smooth ball versus the styrofoam balls?

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  1. [...] the idea of making this burlap topiary is not an original one. I had actually seen one on the blog Dining, Designing, and Diapers a few months ago. Taryn has some great instructions on how to make larger versions of this topiary. [...]

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