I love a great looking topiary-
different shapes, sizes, ivy, floral, real or faux
Obsessed is more like it-
But, have you seen the prices in department stores-
The base is always important- tall, short, what's your preference? I love 'em all- tall, squatty, fat or thin.
for this one, I found a beauty- tall and lean with a substantial weight- perfect for the center of my table
First thing I did was glue a square chunk of styrofoam to the top-
I had tons of greenery in my stash so I cut off branches about 4 " long and began at the bottom, working my way up to the top. I wanted this to be a ball shape since my base was tall. Once I added enough greens, i kept spinning it to fill in any gaps so it would look full and lush from all sides.
A simple topiary that can be made in about 30 minutes-
Inexpensive but oozes with charm!
Visions of topiaries dance in my head-
I've made them for every season, every holiday or just because!
So, next time you are out thrifting in Goodwill or a department store, and you spy a sad looking and sickly base, remember with a bit of DIY, you can bring it back to life with some crafty love-
Take care, gotta fly-