DIY Heart Topiary

Dear Friends,

Wanted to share my DIY Heart Topiaries I made out of a left over block of wood that my loving man drilled a small hole thru.  I took the Mommy Dearest wire hanger and formed a heart.  I did cut the round part of the hanger off and stuck the end thru the hole of the block and hammered the ends into the wood at the bottom of the block.

As you can see my pot of variegated ivy is over flowing and wanted to start the Topiaries now so they can grow thru the winter.  I just pulled out some good roots of the ivy and planted them in some pots left over from summer plants, painted them to!  I intend on transplanting the Topiaries into my window boxes to add a bit of whimsy for Spring.  Topiaries are expensive at nurseries which is where I got my idea.  The chalk board is a very old mirror that I saved from Goodwill and the wood frame was terribly broke but after a light coat of white paint you can't even tell.  I wanted to share the author of the quote so I typed the entire quote on the chalkboard.  I did my best with the short version in my own handwriting as you can see.

So bring in a bit of green from the outdoors and your house maybe transformed!


  1. This is a great idea and I am going to try this with my plant. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  2. Oh I really love this idea for a topiary. It's really pretty Debby!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  3. I love topiaries and yours are really cute. Have a wonderful day, Debby.


  4. Very cute! I have made topiaries with faux ivy but never real. I am not good at starting plants. I think I would be okay with ivy though since nothing kills it! Great idea to bring some green inside. Love the chalkboard and of course, is perfect next to the topiary!

  5. Debby, I love topiaries and they are pricey. I have a variegated ivy in one of my outdoor planters that has gotten very large. I also have a round ball topiary. I am going to do the same and let it grow around that. It did have an ivy on it years ago, but after many years it finally died. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. I made a faux heart topiary a while back. Yours is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your idea and great tutorial with us at Snickerdoodle Create, Bake & Make party.

  7. I've never made a topiary before but I'm inspired by yours. Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate Your Story and sharing your links.

  8. Aww...this is so cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Debbie, That is a lovely topiary. Heart is always a great addition to a space. Good job on the DIY. Sylvia D.


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