Wednesday, 8 August 2012
How about making this cute PUMPKIN TOPIARY!!
It's so easy to make that my grandaughter who is 9 made one today with Nana and
Nana made this one.
These are the supplies you will need:
large styrofoam ball ($store)
I recycled a tin that cocoa came in
or 28 fl oz tin.
Doweling 12" x 3/8" ($store)
florist foam ($store)
Black spray paint (walmart)
Orange spray paint (walmart)
Orange tissue paper ($store)
rubber spiders ($ store)
Glue gun and many sticks or Elmer glue.
Now lets get started.
Cut floral foam to fit into tin. Next push in your piece of doweling 12" x 3/8"
Then push your styro foam ball into doweling. Cover stick and tin with a
plastic bag. Now spray paint the ball orange.
Once dried pull off ball and now spray paint the doweling and the tin black.
I do all my spraying outside.
Now it's time to add the tissue paper.
I folded the paper over and over again then cut out small squares 2"x2"
Keep turning and turning the ball to distribute evenly.
Once the ball is completely covered, then it's time to glue on the spiders.
The spiders came with the webbing so I covered the florist foam with it.
Glued on a spider there as well. Now we are almost done.
I added on some raffia I had on hand.
Here is my grandaughters Pumpkin Topiary.
You can see I used a taller tin and she used a 28fl oz tin.
Have some fun with it. Use three together on your mantle. Or just to decorate a table.
Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing from you.
I'm linking up with these fun parties:
Stone Gable for Tips and Tidbits
The Style Sisters
At the Picket Fence
Strut Your Stuff
Natasha in Oz
Debbie doo's Grad party