I love boxwood topiaries, and have searched high and low for just the right pair, but a set within my price range, which is not so easy to find. These topiaries from Ballards Designs are my absolute favorite! However, I can’t afford them at $50 each, so I searched for a thrifty way to copy and make a Ballards Topiary Knock-off that’s perfect for my budget.
This is how I turned a garage sale find into a Ballards Topiary Knockoff for only $10!
I found these rose covered topiaries for only $3 one day while junkin’. Inspiration struck and I envisioned an easy DIY in my future!
Plucking the roses off, I went to town until each topiary was bare. I struggled to find just the right thing for the top of these until I searched online for boxwood balls.
I noticed they opened up with small tabs. However, it wouldn’t cover the styrofoam ball on the deflowered topiary.
So I shaved the styrofoam down a bit. I used a kitchen knife – really technical DIY tricks, there!
Next, I covered each styrofoam nub with the boxwood ball and attached it back together.
Doesn’t it look the cutest! I styled it on my Faux Fireplace Mantel and love how it adds a touch of greenery.
I love a good deal and love even more an easy DIY. This Ballards Topiary Knockoff still gets compliments and has stood the test of time. See it here in our Farmhouse Kitchen:
Not too shabby, if I say so myself! Here are some sources for you if you want to try to DIY some of your own.
Ballards Topiary Knockoff Source List: