I participated in my first swap last year and was fortunate enough to be matched up with Sheri in Minnesota. As part of the matching process, we were asked to list our three favorite magazines or catalogs. Sheri listed Life Beautiful magazine as one of her favorites. The 2010 spring edition featured a bunny topiary on the cover. Without knowing it, I had pretty much all the supplies I needed on hand to recreate this topiary.
I had bought this cute moss-covered bunny at Pier 1 after Easter for a dollar and 25 cents (50 percent off the original price) last year. I had purchased several galvanized buckets and containers at Target's Dollar Spot to start on my son's nursery to big boy room transformation. And I had ribbon. All I needed was a florist foam block and some sheet moss which I picked up at Dollar Tree.
First, I cut my florist foam to fit inside the galvanized container. Then I cut the sheet moss to fit the top of the galvanized container in order to cover the foam. I hot glued the moss to the foam. Then I inserted the wire stem on the bunny into the center of the moss-covered foam block. The sheet moss wasn't cutting the mustard so I ran out to Hobby Lobby and purchased some faux grass from the Easter aisle at 50% off. I hot glued the faux grass plugs to the sheet moss. Next, I wrapped tied an aqua ribbon around the neck of the bunny. How cute is that! For under a Lincoln, I have a tres chic bunny topiary. Now, that's my kind of decorating.