Bring the joy of nature into your home with a felt-ball topiary

Greenery in the home soothes the soul and helps us connect with nature. This low-stress project creates an homage to nature with a felt-ball topiary that requires no watering, repotting or searching for properly lit locations. It's relaxing to make and simple enough for even younger crafters to creating — with supervision, of course.
For this topiary, we chose nature-inspired tones of green and brown. You can also use a solid grouping of colors. For an extra-stable topiary, fill the planter with river stones rather than moss to add weight. Rocks make a heavy, steady piece, whereas moss creates a more arboreal feel.
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Materials
- Wooden dowel
- Medium styrofoam ball
- Felt balls, either the same color or a variety of colors
- Hot glue gun
- Terra-cotta planter
- Moss or other planter filler
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Instructions
1. Insert the wooden dowel into the center of the Styrofoam ball.
2. Attach felt balls on the outside of the Styrofoam ball with hot glue until the ball is completely covered, pressing down to ensure they are secure. Let the glue dry.
3. Place the end of the dowel without the felt balls into the hole in the planter.
4. Cover the bottom of the planter with a layer of hot glue to hold the dowel in place. This may require a couple of layers. Allow the hot glue to cool and set completely.
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5. Pack floral moss or rocks into the planter as a filler.
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