Junk into Topiaries

It’s time for Spring, even if Spring doesn’t know it yet! I guess I really can’t complain, with our lows in the 30’s I know it could be a LOT worse! Still, I am so in the mood for warm weather and beautiful springy colors! Let the Spring projects begin!
I bought these gold urns at a thrift store, as I was paying for them the cashier broke one. She felt so bad, she obviously didn’t know that something as little as this wouldn’t stop me! I got a discount out of it though!
A little bit of Gorilla Epoxy to glue the pieces back together and we were back in business. I used some Gorilla Tape to clamp the pieces together until the epoxy was good and dry. I gave them a paint job, flat black would work much better than shiny gold!
After I found a couple sticks that would work I assembled the topiaries. I purchased the moss balls from Michael’s. They were only $1 more than a plain styrofoam ball, add in a coupon and  it’s not too bad.
Here they are on top of my hutch. As you can see I’ve started breaking out my other Spring decor as well. I think it will take some tweaking before I figure out how I want everything in the new house.
They look super cute next to the moss monogram art. I don’t know that they will stay here though….but for now it’s their home.
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  1. Fabulous like always. So much better black. Looks great. Love the bunnies that are starting to make their appearance too.

  2. SO cute! I hear ya on wanting Spring to be sprung already! I am in upstate new york and its still snowing!!!!!

  3. Beautiful…I love these!


  4. Gorgeous! And I love your monogram picture!

  5. I love this! And seriously those bunnies are adorable! Where did you get them?!



  6. Beginning to look like Spring! Love it!

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog!!! I LOVE the Spring decor! Does that mean I can start my Spring deocrating too??!!?? 🙂 I may just have to copy the moss monogram art!!!! LOVE IT!

  8. beautiful and i love the hutch as well

  9. The urns look fabulous.I love the way they look with the moss topiaries the spring decor is pretty too.

  10. Courtney,
    Very Cute and Clever as always! I am still in complete love with the moss monogram…I really need to make one too.

  11. Oh this looks so good. I like it just the way you have it, not to much but very appealing to the eye. Great job with turning junk to a treasure!


  12. Very cute! I love the framed moss letter too! It all looks great together! Stopping by from The Shabby Chic Cottage.

  13. Hi Courtney…I recently found your blog and it is great. I wanted to let you know that I used your DYI Dollar Store Decorative Balls project as inspiration for a project on my blog. I think yours turned out much cuter! What a great way to get exactly the color and pattern you want. Thanks, Courtney.

  14. I love the black oval frame! I have a bunch of them that I am using in my master bedroom update.

  15. Wow, that is so cute! You did a great job! I want to make the monogrammed picture! Thanks for sharing!


  16. These look great and I LOVE the monogram picture!

  17. I love this! I just did one myself but it is way smaller. http://www.scissorsandspatulas.com/2011/03/st-pattys-day-decor.html
    I love the large frame! I think I’ll change mine out after St. Patty’s Day. Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello.
    Scissors & Spatulas

  18. I love the simplicity of this vignette. Just gorgeous!

    ~ Sarah

  19. Love the look of your topiaries with the monogram picture! Fabulous!!

  20. Found you via TT&J. These are {DARLING}! I love how you put it all together! ♥ DavesWife

  21. This looks fantastic, love everything!



  22. You are quite the talent. These are so pretty.

  23. Love your blog! Great topiaries! Looks great with that white cabinet and bunnies.

  24. I love it. The vignette is so refreshing and feels like spring.


  25. You have so many great ideas. Love these topiary.

  26. Great work, love the topiaries, but I am really loving the moss monogram.

  27. Great job! These look like you spent a fortune on them. Awesome project.

  28. This looks great! I love the frame! I am your newest follower!

  29. I really like the topiaries with the framed monogram. Very cute!!!

  30. Those are AWESOME!! GREAT job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie last week! I can’t wait to see what you have for this week!

  31. Oh I love it! Great job

  32. It is beautiful. You know that you are pretty amazing as your transformations – I am amazed every week!

  33. I love the look of all of this together. Very cool!


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