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How to make a topiary with your own hands

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How to make a topiary with your own hands

Topiary in gardening is skillfully trimmed tree crowns in the form of a ball or other geometric or fantasy figure.

From the garden design they migrated to the interiorsHouses and became their original decoration. Decorative topiary can be made from anything: live and artificial flowers, boxwood branches, ribbons, paper, chupa-chups, wrappers from sweets and so on.

It is believed that the topiary made by own hands brings good luck, good mood and even money to the house.

You will need

  • - Styrofoam-
  • - wooden sticks for shish kebabs-
  • - glue-
  • - potty-
  • - decorative stones or moss-
  • - satin ribbons, coffee beans, fruits, sweets.

Instructions

    1

From the foam plastic cut out the blank for topiary inForm of a sphere. Also on sale you can find ready-made balls for topiary made of polystyrene foam. As a substitute, you can make a ball of cork, and for living plants - from a floral sponge.

    2

Prepare a container that will "grow"tree. It can be a usual flower pot, a bucket, a beautiful mug, a decanter or a jar of candy, that is, any capacity in which the topiary will look organically.

    3

Capacity fill with something heavy, for exampleStones. Claydite can be used. If the pot is too light, fix the base with gypsum. Dissolve it to the state of sour cream and pour into the pot. Insert the trunk of the tree and leave it until the gypsum has solidified completely.

    4

Now, create the crown. To make it of fresh flowers and twigs, cut off the stems. After you put them in a bowl, only the bud and leaves should remain on its surface. Insert the flowers in a damp floral sponge tightly to each other.

    5

For a coffee tree on a ball of foam, glue the coffee beans with hot glue. Arrange them in a chaotic order.

    6

To make a fruity or sweet topiary, put in each fruit (or candy) on a toothpick. Then stick them into the workpiece for the crown.

    7

A wonderful gift for sweet tooth - topiaryFrom Chupa-Chups. From the wrapping or corrugated paper, cut the squares of the same size. Wrap them chupa-chups. Insert the candies into a foam base. Add artificial flowers, hearts or small soft toys.

    8

Very nice topiary from satin ribbons. Cut them into pieces of the same length and twist to make buds. Fasten them at the bottom with a few stitches using a thread and a needle. Paste the flowers to the ball, placing them as close as possible to each other. Beautifully look topiary made of ribbons of the same color, but different shades of it.

    9

In the prepared crown, stick a wooden skewerFor shish kebab. Instead, you can use a pencil or an ordinary branch. Insert the structure into the container with the stones. If you fastened the wand in a pot with plaster, then put the ball on it.

    10

Wrap the wand with ribbons or thick yarn, suitable shade. In the middle of the trunk, tie a beautiful bow. The surface of the pot is decorated with moss, decorative glass pebbles.

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