Want a beautiful home on a budget? Let me show ya how to get it in just 3 steps!

DIY Topiary Trees from Dollar Store Supplies

In this post: Love the look of topiary trees, but don’t want to pay the high price tag? Here’s a way to make DIY topiary trees from Dollar Store supplies!

I thought it would be fun to whip up a little faux greenery for our kitchen in the form of some DIY Topiary Trees. ‘Cause goodness knows I can’t keep any REAL greenery alive indoors! When I imagined this project, one thing I wanted to see if I could do was to make the diy topiary trees JUST from things I found at the dollar store. Which I totally accomplished!

topiary trees diy

DIY Topiary Trees

diy topiary trees with dollar store supplies

Summary: To make DIY Topiary trees, add dry floral foam to the bottom of a clay pot. Cover with faux moss. Then roll out a bit of air-dry clay and wind around a wooden dowel and let dry. Paint both the dowel and the clay ‘vine’ green. Place one end into the floral foam and then add a faux moss ball to the top.

diy topiary trees from dollar store supplies

topiary trees from dollar store supplies

diy topiary trees

DIY Topiary Trees from Dollar Store Supplies

Yield: 2 Topiaries
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Love the look of topiary trees, but don’t want to pay the high price tag? Here’s a way to make DIY topiary trees from Dollar Store supplies! (Amazon links included for ease too!)



  1. Cut floral foam to fit snugly into pots. Meanwhile plug in hot glue gun to heat it up. cut floral foam
  2.  Apply hot glue to bottom of floral foam and place inside pot, pressing firmly to allow glue to adhere the foam to the pot. glue floral foam to pot
  3. Insert pointy end of skewer into center of floral foam. add skewer to foam
  4. Add some hot glue to other end of skewer. Then quickly slide faux greenery ball onto skewer, straighten and hold in place for a minute or so to allow hot glue to set.
  5. Now paint the skewer in a mossy green. Let dry.
  6. Roll a smallish piece of modelling clay into a long skinny roll. Twist around skewer. Repeat with a second piece. This mimics the look of a vine.
  7. Now paint the modelling clay “vines” in the same mossy green as the skewer stem. Let dry. Don’t worry about getting paint on the floral foam as it will be covered by moss. paint vine
  8. To age your pots (whether terra cotta or bamboo!), sparingly dry brush on a little of the mossy green paint in various places. Then dry brush on white, blending white and green together in some spots. Let dry. 
  9. Finally apply hot glue to the top of the floral foam and cover with moss. Be sure to get the moss all down in beside the floral foam too. 

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

diy topiary trees dollar store

And there you have it, DIY topiary trees made entirely from supplies found at the dollar store!

Which means each tree only cost about $5 with paint and such leftover for other projects (or slightly more if you have to get your supplies from Amazon!

diy topiary trees in bamboo pots made to look like terra cotta

make topiaries from dollar store finds!

Are you a topiary tree fan? Can you grow real plants indoors? Have you found any good supplies at the dollar store lately?

Related Content

shannon sign off
home made lovely book on table with get it now text button

A little 🖤 for Home Made Lovely

My aha moment!

I found my style and was able to bring our small space together for our family of 8! My aha moment was when you talked about undertones! That was the moment when I could bring everything together.

Danae C.

Falling in love with our home again

My ah-ha moment was when I realized I was going about things all the wrong way. I loved the house but it didn't feel like home. BUT now because of your course...I am falling in love with our home all over again.

Cheryl P.

Thank you for your direction and inspiration!

You have been very helpful in just identifying my style and what I like! Thank you for your direction and inspiration!

Dawn G.

Decorating is not as complicated as it once seemed!

I love your easy process to determine my style. I've also learned that my style has changed over the years and seasons of my life and that decorating properly/successfully is NOT as complicated as it once seemed!!!

Sheryl R.

Lightbulb moment!

Your explanation of paint colors was the light bulb moment for me! I am enjoying your teaching.  Thanks!

Pat J.

Filled me with the confidence I need

Oh Shannon, thank you, thank you thank you!!  I wish I could download you and take you with me, but your Decor Staples Checklist has definitely given me the guidance and filled me with the confidence I need!

Zee V.

Love this idea!

Orbs are such a great decor item to add to a space. Staining the hoops really gives them a vintage feel. Thanks for the inspiration.


I love your instructions!

LMAO!! I love your How Not to Paint Cabinet instructions! It made me laugh with good humor! Kudos for sharing your lessons learned!!

Tom H.

Done with Haphazard Decor!

I'm so done with Haphazard Decor! (Yes, I think I just made that "style" up). Thank you for your style quiz!


So Accurate!

I thought the quiz was so accurate, I want my friends to do it. I feel I like such a mix of things and the quiz described them all so well!

Lisa G.

A trusted friend

Before I felt overwhelmed by my clutter. Now, I feel like I have a trusted friend alongside me to pull me out of my paralysis with a fresh mindset!


"Home is the most important place on earth."

xo, Shannon