I spent about $6 on the ribbon and had already bought the two rolls of wrapping paper for about $2 per roll, so we'll count that too, bringing the grand total to $10 for both topiaries. Everything else was free or came from my garage. It took me less than two hours to make both, and could be even shorter for you if you follow my advice about the boxes.
I love the bright colors and am planning to tie in the gift box decor to other parts of the house. So be on the lookout for more "peace" packaging on the blog!
Linking up to my favorite parties & Kate's Holiday Crafts party.