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. 

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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?