updating a topiary for a dollar

Exhibit A:


Apple topiary. Cute from the waist up, but not so cute pot.

It’s all glued together though. What to do?

Exhibit B:


99 cent planter from IKEA.

I put the old pot inside the new one. It fit perfectly and now my apple topiary is cute from head to toe.

No cutting, no gluing, no disassembling.


I love cheap easy fixes.


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  1. Very cute fix!

    Um just an fyi – I don’t know if you got a new sponsor or something, but I just got one of those INCREDIBLY annoying pop-up video (with sound) ads on your blog. I’m not a fan! Not that I’m going to instantly drop you for an add, but a different format would be nicer!

  2. @Laree, Yikes! Yes, I was {finally} accepted into an ad network and I just figured out how to add the code last night. It was super confusing and I thought I selected NO POP-UPS, SOUND, ETC but I think I selected all that junk after I put the code on my site, so it didn’t update it. I’ve fixed it so it should NOT do that again. If it does, would you please be a dear and let me know? I’d really hate hate hate my readers to have to go through that crappy stuff. I get ticked when I get popups and sound, so I’m sure you all do to! I do not want House of Hepworths to become one of *those* sites!

    So anyway, thank you so very much for letting me know. I’ve {hopefully} fixed it.

  3. Hi A. It’s not fixed. A pretty big pop-up just came up and covered most of your blog page. It was for some vacation place. Super annoying.

  4. Oh ya, Oh ya (doing that silly dance) what a difference a bucket makes!

    FYI ~ No pop up for me, maybe its now corrected.

  5. I love IKEA! Your simple fix makes the topiary look so much better!

  6. Heather Anderson says:

    I just got a pop up too, A-bomb! Stick Ben on the situation and tell him he gets no supper till it’s fixed!

  7. Perfect!! Great fix!! And I love the apple on a stick!

  8. Totally great idea for my organic birthday party theme. The perfect centerpiece. Thanks.

  9. No pop up here. I even went back in again to double check.

    Did you make the apple topiary? They look so real! At first I was thinking..you got that many apples for a dollar? lol

    Anyways, I love when a small change makes a huge difference.

    thanks for sharing, Katharine

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