Saturday, November 14, 2015

DIY Topiary

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-

so I thought I'd show you how to make a quick but elegant topiary that can be used during the holiday season- best part, it can be displayed all year long because it doesn't scream "I'm a holiday decoration"

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-

hot glue worked well.I decided this would be all kinds of greens- different textures is always more pleasing to the( this) eye!

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-

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