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!
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.
But first, let's start with what you need to make one for yourself.
Ballards Topiary Knockoff
I found these rose covered topiaries for only $3 one day while junkin'.
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.
These boxwood balls were a steal for $3 each - which is the perfect price point for this easy DIY.
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.