Easy DIY Fall Topiary & a Giveaway!

Ready or not, Fall is in the air!

Even though it’s still hot here in Texas, the morning air hints that cooler weather is on its way and I cannot wait!

I love Fall and this year I’m so happy to be kicking it off with a Fall Inspiration tour with my fellow bHome bloggers. 

bHome fall tour


If you’re new here and haven’t heard of the bHome App, I’ll explain more at the bottom of this post.  Plus, I have some news about a giveaway from Décor Steals so you’ll want to read all the way to the bottom. Until then, I want to share my latest fall craft with you.

I’ve had this idea brewing in my head for awhile so I’m excited that it was finally time to make this simple fall topiary:

easy diy topiary | Lilacs & Longhorns

I came up with the idea for this project this spring when I made something similar using this same little tea cup from Anthropologie.

This project is just about as easy as crafting gets and it takes less than 10 minutes!


  • bundle of dried wheat
  • floral foam
  • container (tea cup, flower pot, bowl, etc.)
  • dried lentils (it’s best to use something that gives a little weight – such as lentils or rice – so the topiary does not tip over)
  • twine


  • cut floral foam to fit into container
  • cut dried wheat stems to desired length
  • tie bundle of wheat together with twine
  • gently, yet firmly, push wheat bundle in to the floral foam
  • fill cup with lentils covering foam entirely

See?  Easy!  No glue or special skills required.

bundled wheat

simple fall display

dried wheat fall display

I mentioned that this craft is part of a Fall Inspiration tour.  Please come back here tomorrow to see 30+ décor ideas, recipes, crafts and more!  Remember, the participating blogs are part of the bHome App. If you’re not familiar with bHome, it is a fantastic home and garden community accessible all in one App (available on both iPhone and Android). Many of your favorite bloggers are on the App as well as home and garden magazines and some great retailers. You can check it out through the link on my sidebar or clicking one of the bHome links in this post.

If you are already on bHome then you already know the line-up of blogs for tomorrow’s round-up is AMAZING.  I cannot wait to see what everyone is sharing for Fall!

Even more exciting is that we are pleased and honored to have Decor Steals sponsoring this event. We are giving away five (5) coupon codes each good for $100 at Decor Steals. There will be 5 winners (Sorry, this giveaway is open to US residents only).  Winners will be contacted on or about 9/19. 

How to enter: Download bHome at www.bHome.us and favorite Decor Steals – to do this TAP their star.  Once favorited you will receive a message with the link to enter.  One TAP of that link and you are entered! If Decor Steals is already a favorite of yours on bHome just look out for the message and TAP to enter.  Good luck!

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20 Responses to Easy DIY Fall Topiary & a Giveaway!

  1. That is both beautiful and clever Julie!!!….I am so into the simpler decor this fall….Have a great weekend!!! So happy to party with you!!

  2. This is so ridiculously adorable, Julie! LOVE it! xx

  3. Martina says:

    Sooooooo pretty Julie!!

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  5. jeez….what else you got brewing in that pretty little head of yours!! this is so cute. love it.

  6. Julie,

    Love this topiary idea!

  7. Kim says:

    Easy is good and I love the cup you placed it in.

  8. Vanessa says:

    Quite possibly my most favorite topiary of all time!!! So sweet, simple and lovely Julie. Well done!

  9. Janet Coon says:

    Very sweet idea to try! P.S….it’s so hot here in FL too and we really have NO fall season

  10. Well, that is such a sweet little topiary Julie and I adore that blue cup too. Perfectly simple – love it!

  11. Anne says:

    What a beautiful topiary Julie! I love how simple it was to make too!

  12. susan says:

    So pretty! I love that it’s simple to make too!

  13. Debbie manno says:

    That is super cute Julie! Very clever idea. Happy Fall and I am ready:)

  14. Great topiary, Julie! I love it. Pinning for my Thanksgiving table ideas 🙂

  15. This is so pretty and elegant, Julie.

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  17. Lisa says:

    So precious Julie! And that blue and white teacup is adorable!

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