Aubergine is quickly becoming one of my favorite colors. I already incorporated the plum color into the master bedroom fabric plan in the suzani fabric and the organic sheet set. I wanted to sprinkle the color throughout the room in accessories, but the perfect aubergine shade is pretty hard to come by, so I am always on the look out.
You never know where you will spot the perfect piece. Imagine my surprise when a stroll through Lowe’s turned up the perfect shade of aubergine. I found these amazing square planters by Allen + Roth in the Lowe’s garden section. I was immediately drawn to the purple ones, but not sure how I would use them in the bedroom. If you recall from the terrarium project, I do not have much of a green thumb lately. I also have visions of my two boys getting into the plants and spreading dirt everywhere. Plants are not in the plan, but I still longed for green.
I still liked the idea of some greenery in the bedroom. These modern square planters make a great base for topiaries. I picked up a couple seed pod balls from Joanns. I liked the sage green. I filled the planters with floral foam.
I used some leftover sheet moss, from the framed moss project, to cover the foam in the planter. I cut a square the same size as the top of the planter. I used a popsicle stick to push the edges of the moss under the lip of the planter to secure the moss and completely cover the floral foam.
I scrounged through the kids art station for a couple short wooden dowels. I ripped brown cotton fabric into strips and then glued it around each of the dowels. I left a few inches uncovered on each end. I stuck one end into the seed pod ball. Then, I inserted the other end into the center of the foam.
Tada! Aren’t they the cutest topiaries? They were so easy to make. Topiaries are a wonderful way to add a little green and a little structure. I already want to make more topiaries. They are so cute and easy, plus can house plants get any lower maintenance?
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