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Easy Topiary

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This is a Topiary I am making for a swap group I have joined.  This is a fun, easy project and can be easily completed by a beginner.
 
This design is great for a small 1/12 scale or large 1/24 scale topiary!!!

MATERIALS LIST

5/8" wooden pot
Gold leaf paint
Fleckstone paint
plastic fork tines
Floral Foam
#20648 Mossy Green Outdoor/Indoor Gloss
2 Jewelry & Craft Plastic Jewels (irridencent colored seed bead-like clusters)
26 gauge floral wire
Das Clay
Aileens Tacky Glue
Brown acrylic paint
Coffee Grounds
Scissors
Wire Snips

  1. Turn wooden pot upside down on a piece of Newspaper or paper plate.
  2. Spray with Fleckstone paint until covered well, leave to dry.
  3. Dip bead clusters in Mossy Green paint until covered evenly, I put several beads in at one time (I was making 22 Topiarys), and stirred them with a fork until covered.  Let dry.
  4. When pots are dry, stab the bottoms with plastic fork tine (broken off of fork), through the small hole in the bottom of the pot, dip the rim of the pot in gold leaf paint until the desired coverage is reached.  Let any excess drip off, or you can dab the top of pot on newspaper to remove excess
  5. Place tine in a piece of floral foam to dry.
  6. Remove pot from tine and fill with das clay 3/4 full
  7. Cover the clay with a layer of Tacky glue
  8. Pinch coffee grinds onto the top of glue and lightly press.
  9. Cut a 4 inch piece of wire, bend in half, and twist the two halves around one another.
  10. Firmly anchor in center of pot, allow to dry.

Tools and Materials

Materials List:
 
5/8" wooden pot
Gold leaf paint
Fleckstone paint
plastic fork tines
Floral Foam
#20648 Mossy Green Outdoor/Indoor Gloss
2 Jewelry & Craft Plastic Jewels (irridencent colored seed bead-like clusters)
26 gauge floral wire
Das Clay
Aileens Tacky Glue
Brown acrylic paint
Coffee Grounds
Scissors
Wire Snips