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DIY How to make Three Topiary Trees including a Celosia Topiary  , Pinecone Topiary and a  Sunflower Topiary

DIY How to make Three Topiary Trees including a Celosia Topiary , Pinecone Topiary and a Sunflower Topiary

DIY How to make Three Topiary Trees including a Celosia Topiary  , Pinecone Topiary and a  Sunflower Topiary

 
Celosia, Pincone and Sunflower Topiaries
Designed By: Lee Lindeman

Celosia Topiary

Materials

STYROFOAM* Brand Products:
Cone, 9" x 4" (or size of your choice)

Other Materials:
Dried celosia
Terra cotta pot, 4"
Crocheted trim, 30", cream
Scissors
Thick, white craft glue or low temperature glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions
1. Push cone into pot, trimming base so 1" of cone fits snugly in pot. Remove cone.
2. Cut stems from celosia. Glue celosia to cone, covering all of cone except for 1" around base. Let dry.
3. Glue crocheted trim around edge of pot.
4. Glue cone in pot.

Pinecone Topiary

Materials
STYROFOAM* Brand Products:
Ball, 3"
Cone, 9" x 4"


Other Materials:
Pinecones, 3/4" – 1" long
Terra cotta pot, 4"
Dried moss
Branch, 10" – 15"
Crocheted trim, cream, 30"
Ribbon, gold wire edge, 24"
Serrated knife
Thick, white craft glue or low temperature glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions
1. Cut a 2" slice from the base of the foam cone. (Hint: For smoother cuts, wax the knife blade with an old candle.) Insert slice into pot, resting just below the top of the pot; glue in place.
2. Insert one end of branch into foam ball; remove stem, add glue to hole, and replace stem. Glue pinecones to ball, stem side down, until surface is completely covered. Let glue dry.
3. Insert stem into pot; remove stem, add glue to hole, and replace stem. Arrange and glue dried moss over foam. Glue crocheted trim around pot.
4. Tie ribbon around stem under ball.
 

Sunflower Topiary

Materials 

STYROFOAM* Brand Products:
Ball, 3"
Cone, 9" x 4"


Other Materials:
Dried split peas, yellow
Pinecones, 18 – 20, 3/4" – 1" long
Terra cotta pot, 4"
Ribbon, cream, 36"
Dried moss
Branch, 10" – 15" long
Serrated knife
Thick, white craft glue or low temperature glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions
1. Cut a 2" slice from the base of the foam cone. (Hint: For smoother cuts, wax the knife blade with an old candle.) Insert slice into pot, resting just below the top of the pot; glue in place.
2. Insert one end of branch into foam ball; remove stem, add glue to hole, and replace stem. Glue a row of pinecones, stem side down, around the foam ball, starting and stopping at the stem. Cover remaining surface with dried peas, gluing them as close together as possible. Let glue dry.
3. Insert stem into pot; remove stem, add glue to hole, and replace stem. Arrange and glue dried moss over foam. Tie ribbon around pot.



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