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Ballard’s Topiary Knock-Off

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. This is how I turned a garage sale find into a Ballards Topiary Knockoff for only $10!

Ballards Topiary Knockoff - Noting Grace turned a garage sale find into a DIY topiary for only $10

These topiaries from Ballard 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.Ballards Topiary Knockoff - Noting Grace turned a garage sale find into a DIY topiary for only $10

But first, let’s start with what you need to make one for yourself.

Ballards Topiary Knockoff
Source List:

Topiary Form
Boxwood Ball
Concrete Planter
Spanish Moss

I found these rose covered topiaries for only $3 one day while junkin’.

Ballards Topiary Knockoff - Noting Grace turned a garage sale find into a DIY topiary for only $10

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.

Ballards Topiary Knockoff - Noting Grace turned a garage sale find into a DIY topiary for only $10

These boxwood balls were a steal for $3 each – which is the perfect price point for this easy DIY.

Ballards Topiary Knockoff - Noting Grace turned a garage sale find into a DIY topiary for only $10

I noticed they opened up with small tabs. However, it wouldn’t cover the styrofoam ball on the deflowered topiary.

Ballards Topiary Knockoff - Noting Grace turned a garage sale find into a DIY topiary for only $10

So I shaved the styrofoam down a bit. I used a kitchen knife – really technical DIY tricks, there!

Ballards Topiary Knockoff - Noting Grace turned a garage sale find into a DIY topiary for only $10

Next, I covered each styrofoam nub with the boxwood ball and attached it back together.

Ballards Topiary Knockoff - Noting Grace turned a garage sale find into a DIY topiary for only $10

Doesn’t it look the cutest! I styled it on my Faux Fireplace Mantel and love how it adds a touch of greenery.

Ballards Topiary Knockoff - Noting Grace turned a garage sale find into a DIY topiary for only $10
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.

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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 - Noting Grace turned a garage sale find into a DIY topiary for only $10

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10 Comments

  1. Hi. It looks beautiful. I also just love topiaries. I found the balls on Amazon for good prices but, I’m not sure what size to get. What size did you use on yours? Again, it looks great!!

  2. Love your idea, I just saw boxwood balls like that at The Christmas Tree Shop., 3.00 for the smallest one, 3 different sizes.

  3. Where can you find boxwood balls on the cheap? They are so expensive online as I have found in my research!

  4. You did a great job. Doesn't it feel great to beat the system and figure it out on your own?
    I Love That.
    Enjoyed visiting,

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

  5. Oh — you are good, you're very good! I love topiaries — all kinds. I think because they can work with any type of decor. I am currently trying to train a ewe bush how to look like a turtle, but the bush is not completely cooperating. Perhaps I would save a lot of time if I used your method. Thank you for sharing this craft!

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