I love the colors of fall, and the beauty of the earth as it prepares to slumber until spring, so I wanted to bring a bit of that indoors...
(My tutorial is linked to It's A Blog Party Fall Get Together hop on over there for fabulous fall idea's, recipes, inspirations and more!)
*My Fall Topiary's*
- 1- 36" wood dowel
- 2- Styrofoam balls, about 6" in diameter
- 2- terracotta pots
- Crafting foam to place inside pots
- Assorted leaves
- A glue Gun
- Some moss
- Spray paint if desired (I used oil rub bronze that I purchased at my local Lowe's store)
I had a square piece of crafters foam that I purchased at the dollar store, so I simply took a kitchen knife and cut it to fit inside the 2 pots very snugly. I then placed the Styrofoam balls on 1 end of a dowel, and then pushed the other end into the foam. I secured that with a little hot glue.
From there it is just a matter of cutting placing your leaves on the Styrofoam balls, by either gluing them in place or by pushing the wire stems into the foam. I did a bit of both.
Then I added a few more leaves and tiny cat tails to the base, and I was finished!!
EASY PEASY!It took me about an hour to assemble these (not counting spray painting/drying time), and because I had some extra leaves left over from past projects, these cost me approximately $16.00 for the set.