Topiary or, as it is also called, a treehappiness is often made as a gift for a birthday, New Year or another holiday. Depending on the materials that were used in its implementation, the tree can be given a specific meaning. Fruits and flowers included in the composition symbolize sympathy and prosperity, coins - the desire for wealth ... But coffee beans are by far the most popular material for making topiary. They look pretty chic and also exude a magical fragrance. It is thanks to the special aroma of coffeegrains, many craftsmen are accepted for creative work on making an article "Topiary of Coffee". Take it for yourself! After all, the best souvenir - do not find it! In addition, it is easy to work with coffee beans: they glue well, do not break and do not crumple. And so the young masters begin their work with them. What is needed in order to create a coffee tree topiary? It does not need much for him. Just a plastic ball base (the bigger its diameter, the more the tree crown turns out), the coffee beans, the trunk (a pencil, a stick, a twig, etc.) and a pot into which you "plant" your creation. So, almost all the topiary from coffee beanshave a similar execution sequence. First, the crown is made. It is typed on the basis of a ball, into which a stick-barrel is inserted into the hole in advance (it is important that the crown does not hang on the trunk). Having completed the design of the crown with grains and other decorative elements, the tree can be "planted" in a pot. Of course, it sounds simple! But in fact there are many questions, discrepancies and inconsistencies. How to avoid them, so that your tree is perfect? Listen to our advice and follow the directions that this master class is writing on creating a topiary. Crown The base for the crown may not necessarily be plastic. The hollow wooden, and from papier-mache, from a foil, etc. The main thing approaches: the it is easier, the better. Coffee beans are also pre-selected, or rather - sorted by size, so that later it would be more convenient to choose them at the time of gluing without spending extra time. Before the beginning of the pasting of the grains, the base-ball can be painted with brown paint; in this case you will not have "holes" and undesirable lumens on the finished product. In other words, the crown will be one-color. Or, to avoid the presence of "proletchin" in the crown, a double layer of pasted grains can be used. Then the texture of the surface will become more interesting, more impressive, and the tree itself will look nobler. The ready-made tree crown "Coffee Topiary" followscover with a layer of clear lacquer or paint, making it a color. But more often this stage of the master is missed, since the protective layer keeps the aroma of coffee under it and does not allow it to spread around. But in the fragrance and is the whole zest of crafts! Of course, you can move away from the rules ... Who said,that the crown on the coffee topiary should be round, like a ball ?! For a romantic gift, the crown is better even to make a different shape: oval, elongated or, for example, square. It will look much nicer. Or the crown in the form of a heart. She will express without emotion the emotions and feelings of the author. Do not hold back your imagination! Any your desire is right to be realized. A clear example for those who have a bad imagination, will serve as a photograph of the topiary of coffee. Probably, a tree composed only of coffee beans will not be so elegant. And, in order to fix this, between the grains it is necessary to launch miniature artificial flowers, stick cinnamon sticks here and there, and put a homemade ladybug or butterfly on the vertex. Barrel If the trunk of the topiary is taken ordinarybranch from the street, then it should be treated with sandpaper. Sanded, it will look neater and aesthetic. Some masters after, color the trunk in different colors (more often choosing a shade under the color of the crown or pot). But the best material for the trunk of the coffee tree is verba: it does not need to be painted and sanded. The willow is already beautiful in shape and color. Also for the barrel you can use a roll of fax paper or another straight stick, for example, a color pencil or a metal rod. Of these, too, excellent trunks in the style of "country" are obtained, only it will remain to wrap the stick with a coarse string or twine. Some masters, creating a topiary from coffee beans with their own hands, use colored ribbons for winding, which can revive any, even the most unfortunate tree. Pot As a pot, we recommend selectingready, store. And you can decorate it yourself: decorate the compositions with the same coffee beans or rhinestones, decorate them with colors, decorate with paper ribbons ... For your coffee tree it will be more interesting if you spread out the dried moss, pour beads or dyed sand. And the pot itself can be wrapped in sisal or dried horse sorrel. Experienced craftsmen wrap the pot with a cloth, tie it with a ribbon and decorate with all sorts of appliqués. To fix the topiary in the pot you will need sand, cement or foam. But remember some important points:
- cement, drying up, can give a crack even on the pot itself, so before pouring it onto the bottom, put a piece of foam rubber;
- sand is loose, and it will have to be moistened regularly or "fastened" with something to fix it well in the trunk;
- mounting foam is not entirely ecological material and it is absolutely not suitable for children's crafts.
Selecting the material for the foundation in the pot, you need to consider all the facts "for" and "against." Adults can explain to their children how to docoffee topiary. Working with small grains of coffee perfectly stimulates fine motor skills, and the decoration and decoration of the tree develops aesthetic and harmonious taste. Not only children, but also adults, it is always pleasant to change and supplement the home interior, carrying out various products with their own hands. And if you try, you will get a chic coffee tree, to which you can find a worthy place in the house!