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DIY Split Pea Topiary

DIY Split Pea Topiary




In my line of work (if you can even call this "work") I am constantly seeing amazing projects done by very talented people. I am frequently inspired by the work of others, but it is not often that I blatantly copy someone else's project. I was instantly in love with this Split Pea Topiary done by Amanda from Dwelling in Happiness, and I just had to make one.








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I love the look of topiaries but I have terrible luck keeping them alive. I can keep most garden plants alive, but for some reason indoors plants are a different story. I can only be trusted with the type that are nearly impossible to destroy. I have looked at artificial ones several times but they are always either very expensive or very cheap looking so I have just never bothered.









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This split pea topiary obviously doesn't look all that real, but that is the beauty of it... it isn't necessarily supposed to. It has all the fun of a topiary, is as maintenance free as an artificial, but doesn't just look like you are trying to fool everyone into thinking it is real. And it only cost a few dollars to make.










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Head on over the Amanda's guest post at Kenarry.com for the full instructions.













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I only changed one thing. I applied the split peas a bit differently. She sprinkled them into the mod podge. I just did one section at a time and squished the ball into a bowl of split peas, then allowed it to dry completely before moving on to the next section. I don't do well with waiting for drying times so it was something I just did whenever I thought of it, over the course of two days. That way it was about 5 minutes of actual effort during the two days.








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I love the way it turned out. A perfect spring decoration!













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