Monday, January 27, 2020

DIY Heart-Shaped Ivy Topiary

Hi Friends!

A great way to shake off the winter blues is to

bring some living greenery indoors.


I have an ivy plant that is getting leggy!



Instead of trimming and saving the cutting,

I want to make a Topiary.


You can buy forms, but let's just make our own with wire!


I cut about 32" of bailing wire.

Bend the wire in half, start forming your heart shape.

My measurements are for a 4'' house plant.

The heart is 7 1/4'' across. From dip to point-5''.

At the point of heart, twist together 2 1/2''.

Then out to the side 1 1/4'', then bend downward 3'' and cut if needed.


Press into the soil, the longest pieces are on opposite

sides- left and right.



Gently wrap the base then up the sides.


Your ivy will continue to grow, and you can

direct the new growth to where you want it to go-


Time to bring it inside.



This would make a nice center piece for Valentines Day.





xo Lisa S


30 comments:

  1. The heart shape worked out perfectly for your 'leggy' ivy ~ pinned! I'm visiting from Waste Not Wednesday. If you are interested, I shared gift bags with heart art. :)

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    1. Allyson
      Thank you so much. I'm so happy you stopped by! I will be over to see your gift bags.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. love it thanks for demonstrating that it can be done
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  3. Love the heart shaped topiary! Thanks for linking up with us at the
    GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTU 11

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    1. Sylvia-Thank you, I appreciate the visit and the kind words.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Beautiful and just in time for Valentine's Day! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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  5. So pretty! I have pots of English ivy rooting on my windowsill right now--I need to make one of these again! Thanks for sharing your pretty topiary at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you! I just love English ivy. I think because my Grandma always had it growing everywhere.
      Thanks for visiting and I am so grateful to you for hosting.
      xo LisaS

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  6. Love your heart topiary and that it is real. Love Ivy as well.
    Looks lovely in your home especially with your rose picture for Valentines day.
    Have a great week,
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Nellie
      Thank you so much! Your sweet comment made me smile.
      I appreciate you stopping by today-
      xo Lisa S

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  7. I love the look of this! I also love the fact that it's real. It's something you can keep for a long time and as it grows, you can make it bigger!

    Kate | The Organized Dream

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    1. Kate,
      Thank you so much! Plants are great mood enhancers :)
      I am so glad you visited today.
      xo Lisa S

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      Thank you! I'm so glad you visited today.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Lovely. Thx for posting at Funtastic Friday

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so happy to join the party.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. So cute. Love this. Perfect for Valentine's Day

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    1. Thank you so much. The ivy is thriving, I'm so glad.
      Happy Valentines Day to you-
      xo Lisa S

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  11. Now this is my kinda valentine! So clever Lisa!!! Love the shape, just gives your ivy something extra!

    I'm featuring this project in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 513. Thanks for linking it up!

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    1. Donna,
      You made my day again!
      I can't thank you enough- Your opinion means so much to me! I'm in your fan club :)
      I'll be right over
      xo Lisa S

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  12. This is too cute! I now have the urge to go plant shopping!!

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  13. What a sweet idea, and perfect to tidy up an ivy that has got carried away!

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  14. What a great idea! Perfect for Valentine's Day but oh how lovely would they be as table centerpieces for a wedding! Or even on a smaller scale, wedding favors for guests.

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    1. Marie
      Thank you so much. I like how you think, you have some great ideas. The topiary would be beautiful for a wedding.
      xo Lisa S

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  15. I used to have one of these and it died. Everything I try and grow dies. Jealous of yours!

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    1. Cindy
      I'm surprised my ivy is doing so well. I keep forgetting to give it water! Thanks for stopping by-
      xo Lisa S

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