DIY Topiary Trees

April 20, 2015

A little greenery around the house always makes life feel a little brighter and fresher. We love this Topiary DIY because although it is cost effective and very easy to make, it looks amazingly chic when put together. It's a great way to add a little life to your home. Applying a few drops of our Edens Garden essential oils turns it from just a decoration into therapeutic beauty that will uplift your senses.


  • Mason jar or small pot
  • Styrofoam ball or tree/cone form (we recommend a green one so it doesn't show through white)
  • Styrofoam base cylinder or square (to place into the jar/pot)
  • Your desired faux foliage (we used a mixture of flowers, Reindeer moss, and brown Spanish moss)
  • Stick or branch (for the trunk)
  • Toothpicks
  • Hot glue gun or sewing pins

1. Apply a few drops of your favorite Edens Garden essential oil to the bare Styrofoam tree form.

2. You can either insert the faux foliage by taking the stems and inserting them into the Styrofoam, or gluing them on. This is the most time consuming part of the process. Cutting your greens to be different lengths adds a more natural effect. The moss can be a bit trickier to attach, and if you have sewing pins, sometimes just pining the chunks to the Styrofoam balls works better than glue.

3. If a piece of the plant is too flimsy to be inserted into the foam by its stem, we found that poking a small hole into the Styrofoam with a toothpick made things a little easier. You may also need to employ your hot glue gun at points -- especially if you are using a cone shaped topiary and reaching the top. 

4. Place the Styrofoam for the base into your mason jar or pot and surround it with left over moss or foliage so the foam doesn't show through the jar.

5. Insert the stick or branch into the finished topiary top and then secure the bottom of the branch into the base Styrofoam.

6. Apply a few more drops of your favorite Edens Garden essential oil for good measure, and reapply when the aroma becomes faint across the weeks. Enjoy!

Tags: diy


These comments were contributed by customers without influence from Edens Garden. The opinions expressed in these comments are 100% the authors' own and do not reflect the views or opinions of Edens Garden.

  • David voila says...

    This is a great idea, I’m sending this to a couple of very crafty ladies I know, new to essential oils mother and getting interested slightly sister-in-law, both enjoy crafts!

    I’m making one of these for the office, this is great to sit near the computer screen.

    Barbara Davenport, the essential oil “helichrysum” (perhaps carrot also) can resurface over patient time, and the fabulous “VI Peel” is a great recommendation from me, it does wonders and is a deep peel. Helichrysum is amazing!

    On November 01, 2015

  • Barbara Davenport says...

    I have gone to dermatologists most of my life due to facial scarring from all the painful needle sticks from my dermatologist. Thanks for giving me hope. I have ordered many of your oils.. I stopped
    going to the dermatologist more than 12 years ago. I literally just resolved to the itching and burning on the side of my face with
    no hope. I have noticed that some of your oils stops the horrible itching that comes with the scarring, and it does not destroy
    the melan in my face. I hope my oils will reduce the scars from the steroid shots in my face.
    Again, thanks again for the hope.

    On July 29, 2015

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Bev, we have a 101 Ways to Use Essential Oils page that lists a multitude of different uses for essential oils. Here’s a link:

    On June 18, 2015

  • Bev Fitzgerald says...

    I am new to the oils and would like to know what oils are used for what. thank you

    On June 17, 2015

  • Barb says...

    I’m not as crafty as most diy-selfers. I wish there was a video. That would really be helpful. It looks like a fun project.

    On April 27, 2015

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