I am so anticipating the budding and flowering season of spring, that I decided on a flowering topiary for this week's project. I have been trying to make use of what I already have on hand, and there-by spend less money at Hobby Lobby. I happened to have an old falling apart Christmas topiary that I had made about 15 years ago, and decided to make it over for this project. I did buy a few flowers, birds and bird nests for my project.
1 clay pot
1 styrofoam ball
1 styrofoam base to fit into the pot
1 long wooden dowel for tree trunk
little birds from the floral department of your craft store
little nests from same
1 small strand of twinkle lights (2o light set)
1). Begin by painting your clay pot as instructed in week one, or leave it plain if you prefer.
2). Once your clay pot is dry, put your topiary together by inserting dowel into styrofoam ball in one end of and the styrofoam base on the other (you can sometimes buy these topiary forms already put together). and place into pot.
3). Using hot glue gun, glue spanish moss to base of topiary and around the ball on top.
4). Using floral pins, pin string of lights around topiary ball
5). Glue flowers all around on top of spanish moss.
6). Glue nests and birds where desired.
7). Tie ribbon underneath the styrofoam ball (around the dowel).