DIY Spring Craft: Heirloom Egg Topiary
Add a touch of springtime whimsy to the tabletop with this natural egg and garden elements topiary.
Easter Egg Topiary
Add a topiary with natural elements to this year's spring tablescape.
Gather Your Supplies
Fresh eggs from heirloom chickens make this topiary pop! You will also need: assorted moss / a styrofoam cone / a slice of birch tree (look in the wood burning section of the craft store) / hot glue gun & glue / ribbon / scissors / 2 floral pins (optional) / 2 mini-grapevine wreaths / a small chalkboard sign /and a chalk paint pen.
Prepare Your Eggs
Blow out the eggs. Techniques can be found online. I used a Dremel rotary tool with a small drill bit. Once the contents of the eggs are blown from the shells, soak them in a bowl of soapy water and rinse them clean. Set them aside to dry prior to use.
Create the Base
Hot glue the styrofoam cone to the center of the birch tree base.
Cover with Moss
Starting at the bottom, hot glue moss onto the styrofoam cone.
A Blank Canvas
The entire styrofoam form should be covered with moss to create a blank canvas for your egg topiary.
Add the Eggs
Randomly place and hot glue the eggs onto the topiary.
Strategically add moss to camouflage the holes in the eggs. Glue it in place.
Unfurl the Wreath
Next, carefully unfurl the mini-grapevine wreath like so.
Twisted with Grapevines
Starting at the base of the topiary, gently wrap the unfurled grapevine wreath around the topiary. Repeat the process with the second wreath.
Embellish with Ribbon
Next, starting at the base, glue or pin your ribbon into place. Then wrap and twist the ribbon around the topiary. Pin or glue it to the top.
Add a Message
With the chalk paint pen, add a spring time message to your sign and stick it into the top of the topiary.
Top it Off
Insert a chalkboard message sign into the top of the topiary.