I have finally made the boxwood balls into what I originally set out to do which are a pair of topiaries. I wanted to be able to move the trees into different containers as seasons changed or even be able to set them on a pot just like the "before" photo when the mood struck. In order to do this I needed to cement them into a portable container. I decided a solo drinking cup and plaster of paris would do the job. I mixed the plaster of paris according to the directions on the box and added it to the cups. I then stuck the dowel into the plaster and held it with scotch tape. The same scotch tape grid I used for making my Paperwhite arrangement.
Once the plaster was hardened, I stained the dowel a darker color. The Boxwood ball itself was hollow so I needed a way to get it to stay on the dowel. Luckily the ball was actually two halves with little snaps every so often to hold it together so I was able to unsnap it, add a styrofoam ball inside, and resnap it back together. Now I was able to insert the dowel through the boxwood and into the styrofoam ball to secure it to the dowel. Once secured I placed the tree into it's container.
I tucked a little bit of paper towel around the cup to make sure it didn't wobble. I topped with moss to cover the cup and paper towels and added a little bit of linen ribbon to dress it up. The mercury glass containers are adorable, I love them and snagged them for cheap at a Pottery Barn sale.
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