Save a piece of autumn - make autumnA topiary that will delight you with its colors and, of course, will surely bring good luck to your home and yield - to your garden and garden! Attract a child to work (even if it is only sorting chestnuts), and “together” you can create a wonderful job for the autumn handicraft contest in kindergarten or school.
To make an autumn topiary, you will need:
freshly picked chestnuts of various sizes; somewalnuts; a few cinnamon sticks; pumpkin seeds in the peel; clove spice; you can add any other spices; a flower pot (if you are not going to decorate it) or a tin jar (if you arrange it under the pot); alabaster; a spoon and an unnecessary vessel (I have a can) for breeding alabaster; a piece of foil, you can food (size, shape and integrity are not fundamental); for the barrel - a reliable stick, sushi sticks or several long skewers - I have 20 pcs .; threads of any color; natural color twine; several cotton buds; newspapers or foam ball; if you choose newspapers, you will need an adhesive tape; scissors; glue gun; PVA glue with a brush.
Topiary autumn do it yourself: master class
Barrel If you are making a barrel of sacks or sushi sticks, take the right amount to get the desired thickness of the barrel, fold them together and wrap them with thread along the entire length. The thread is fastened and cut. We take the twine and wind it already. The coils should fit snugly together, without any gaps between them. We reach the end - fix, cut the twine. Planting autumn topiary in a pot We crush the foil into a bowl and place it on the bottom of the pot. Strongly do not need to tamp. Pour water into a separate container and place a dry alabaster in a tablespoon with constant stirring. Need a consistency - "thick sour cream." Pour the diluted alabaster into the pot and immediatelyWe install the trunk in it, trying not to stain the winding with string. The barrel must be held until alabaster solidly hardens. We follow that the trunk is not bent. Immediately, before the alabaster was fully grabbed, we rub the inner surface of the pot from alabaster with cotton buds, encircling the edge of the pot from the inside and taking care not to touch the surface of the “ground” itself. The alabaster froze, the trunk stands securely, and we work on. How to make a base-ball for autumn topiarydo it yourself The easiest thing is to take a ready-made foam ball-base of the desired size. If there is none, our master class will help you to do your own with a decent basis for creating topiary. To do this, we need newspapers, thread and tape. We crush a small leaf into a ball. We wrap it in the following newspaper sheet and also crush it, trying to shape the ball with our hands. Thus we make several layers and we wind the ball well with threads, fixing the base. We continue to build up the ball with newspapers, periodically fixing layers of filament winding. Also fix the last layer with threads, and additionally with tape. With a pair of scissors, make a hole approximately to the center of the ball. Scissors scroll. Try on the trunk. The ball should sit on it relatively tightly. If everything is in order, pour hot silicone glue into the hole of the ball. We make topiary With a glue gun, glue the most beautiful chestnut to the top of the ball. We garnish other chestnuts and walnuts around it, selecting them in size so as to minimize gaps. We continue to stick chestnuts, while it is convenient. And then turn the topiary and glue the space around the trunk. We have done the main work on the production of autumn topiary, but the most painstaking and, perhaps, difficult work ahead is to get rid of the gaps between chestnuts and nuts. We pour hot glue into the gaps and quickly (because the glue sets very quickly) we fill them with pumpkin seeds and cloves. It turns out quite nice and very fragrant! When the gaps are filled, you can dofew accents of cinnamon sticks. To do this, from the glue gun drip hot glue on one stick and fasten it with the second. In the same way, glue the third to get a "bundle". We tie a bundle with string, tie it on a bow, cut off the excess. Glue a couple of such bundles on the finished topiary. We also make a “ground”, sticking sunflower seeds,chestnuts, nuts and spices in no particular order, trying to fill all the gaps. You can glue on superglue, PVA or glue gun - the last option is the most reliable. We tie a twine bow under the topiary on the trunk. Our autumn topiary is ready; We hope that the master class was useful for you and inspired you for a creative quest. Eva Casio specifically for the site Previous article: Next article: