How to make a topiary from coffee beans by your own hands, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and advice on creating coffee trees of various shapes

How to make a topiary from coffee beans by your own hands, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and advice on creating coffee trees of various shapes

More and more people all over the world preferornaments and decor elements made by hand. Elegant and original hand-made handicrafts made of completely different materials: ribbons, beads and beads, polymer clay, fomiaran, paper and even coffee beans. One of the popular options for decorating the room recently become topiary. Initially, they were the sole concern of gardeners and were beautifully trimmed ornamental trees. The very first of them were born in ancient Egypt and the countries of Near Asia, and then moved to Rome. Topiary trees were called gardeners, who were following a certain patch of garden of rich patricians - topia. Bushes and trees were sheared, giving them geometrically correct shapes, or creating whole sculptures, for example, in the form of animals. When the Roman Empire fell into decay, it would seem, and the topiary should have been forgotten. But a new round of development this kind of decorative art received thanks to the Christian church. Monks, who appreciated the silence and solitude for prayer, liked the idea of ​​creating gardens. For almost ten centuries the art of the topiary has reliably protected the monastery walls. Everything changed with the advent of the Renaissance. In a fashion again enter the ancient canons of beauty and art and the topiary get a rebirth. This was influenced by a change in architecture. Houses and palaces no longer resemble fortresses, there is room for ostentatious luxury, and the topiary is great for its demonstration. An example of amazing garden solutions are the gardens of Versailles and Peterhof. Now the art of the topiary has changed a little, well, or found a new niche in the decor of the premises - there were tiny trees with a geometrically correct crown, which the needlewomen create from various improvised materials. In this article, we will offer several master classes for creating topieries from coffee beans. In addition to its beautiful appearance, this topiary has another great feature - a delicious coffee aroma. This hand-crafted item will immediately create a cozy atmosphere in the room. Before proceeding directly to the creation of the craft, we propose to get acquainted with the general information for all coffee topiary. For every European tree of happiness you will need:

  • The basis of the correct geometric shape.

Most often it's a ball or heart. As a material for the substrate, foam, foam or even foam can be used, from which it will be necessary to cut the base. It can also be bought in floristic shops in the ready-made version or take an old Christmas tree toy. The basis can be pasted with cotton wool discs and wrapped with threads so that it is convenient to glue the grains. Previously, it must be dyed in color, close to coffee beans. Advice! If you want to make a topiary from coffee beans as a gift, think in advance the meaning that you will put into it. Such a product is considered a symbol of happiness, prosperity and prosperity, and adding additional touches to it, you correct the message enclosed in the hand-made article. If the topiary is designed for the newlyweds, next to the two main crowns, you can arrange one or two smaller ones, like the wish of the kids. For your beloved person, the crown can be performed in the form of a heart. A gift for a woman can contain additional ornaments in the form of beads, ribbons and lace. Topiary can be presented to a man, creating an article with a strong, strong foundation, which will emphasize the reliability of the stronger sex.

  • Coffee beans.

You can arrange them in different ways. You can glue the seeds flat side to the surface of the base or try to attach them in the form of scales. The main thing is to choose quality granules. Here, as in beading, the calibration of the material is important - the more accurately the size of the coffee beans is chosen, the more accurate the hand craft will be. Well-fried, shiny and the same size of grain - a pledge of a beautiful topiary.

  • Trunk.

Depending on your desire orAccording to the idea for the barrel of the topiary, you can use thick wire, plastic tubes or even real wooden sticks, even or curved. In the future they are wrapped in ribbons, laces, sisal, hemp rope, paper or cloth of your choice.

  • Capacity for topiary.

In this capacity, smallpots for houseplants, plastic cups or ceramic cups with coffee themes. For the decor of the container you can use almost anything from ribbons and laces to wooden sticks from ice cream and sisal.

  • Priming.

In order to strengthen the sap from coffee it is possibleUse the same techniques as when creating trees from beads - alabaster or gypsum. They are bred with water to the consistency of sour cream, put the topiary in a container and pour. For the time that is necessary for the mixture to solidify, for the topiary will need support so that it does not tilt. When everything is cold, you can apply a layer of glue on the surface and decorate with ground coffee or grains, use beads, pebbles, dried flowers, artificial or real moss, in general, anything that fantasy tells. Another option for the soil may be blanks of foam and similar materials. Of these, pieces are cut in shape, resembling a container for topiary, in such a way that the foam is densely packed into it. Glue to the bottom and insert a trunk with a crown on top. Decorate the same way.

  • The final decor.

Elements and details for decorating the topiary can bechoose absolutely any. Most organically look sticks of cinnamon, anise stars and dried cilantro slices. And otherwise only your imagination and creative vision can tell what exactly can serve as a stroke, which will make your craft unique. And now we offer you variants of several pretty topiarios. Topiary in a bag How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo №1 This cute little work is very simple in execution. It is perfect for those who are just trying to create a topiary. Materials and tools:

  • Coffee beans;
  • Wooden skewers for shish kebab;
  • The base of the round form (use the old New Year's toy);
  • Hot glue and glue gun;
  • Scissors;
  • Capacity of a spherical shape (you can take a jar from under the cream for the body, in shape resembling a small barrel);
  • A piece of burlap;
  • Thin rubber;
  • Alabaster;
  • Instant coffee;
  • Brown paint;
  • Elements for decoration (ribbons of different colors).

It is necessary to pull a tip from the Christmas tree with a loop and insert a few skewers into the formed hole. You can fix it with glue for reliability. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo # 2 If your ball is not coffee, but, for example, blueor green, it is necessary to paint it. Now glue coffee beans to the bowl. This must be done in several stages and layers, in order to avoid lumens between the grains in which the ball is visible. The skewers can be joined together with a rubber band. We paint them with the paint of coffee color. From a piece of burlap, you need to cut a circle. Its dimensions should be such that, wrapped in a jar, the edges remained free for a few centimeters. Now we need to wrap this circle around the jar and fix it with an elastic band. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Picture №3 How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo №4 Alabaster or gypsum is mixed with water and pour the mixture into a jar. Now we put in the topiary. When it dries, cover the surface of the gypsum with glue and cover with soluble coffee. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo №5 It remains to tie ribbons and topiary ready. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo №6 Coffee Valentine's Day How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo №7 Such a wonderful gift will certainly please a loved one. Materials and tools:

  • A sheet of very thick paper;
  • Pencil;
  • Scissors;
  • Wire;
  • Glue;
  • Wadded disks;
  • Thick thread;
  • Coffee beans;
  • Paint (white and brown colors);
  • Jar of canned food;
  • Penoplex;
  • Jute;
  • Ice cream sticks;
  • Pastel;
  • Elements of decor (lace in the tone of pastels, flowers from ribbons, beads).

First of all, it is necessary to make the basis of coffeevalentines. To do this, fold a sheet of paper in half and draw a heart half so that the vertical folding line of the paper is in the middle of the valentine. Cut and straighten the workpiece. We have a symmetrical heart. Two pieces of wire are necessary for the barrel. Their length should be twice the estimated length of the barrel of the topiary. We glue the wire with glue and wrap it with paper. Now it is necessary to fold the workpiece in half and glue it to the paper heart. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo №8 To get the heart turned out to be volumetric padded discs. We glue them in two or three layers to the workpiece. Now with the help of thick threads we give the workpiece a smooth line. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo Number 9 We paint our future topiary in brown color. When the paint dries, we begin a long and laborious job of gluing coffee beans. The work can be done in two stages. First one side, then the second. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Picture №10 Let's start creating a pot for ourtopiary. For this, we can glue the tin can with ice cream sticks. It looks like a fence. When the glue dries, we paint our container with white paint. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo Number 11 The trunk of the topiary is smeared at the top with glue and attach the end of the jute rope. Now it is necessary to glue and tightly wrap it on the entire length. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo number 12 In the pot, we glue a piece of penoplex orfoam rubber and insert our sapling into it. We wait until the glue dries and decorate it. You can paint the top of the fence planks with pastels. We attach flowers from ribbons and ribbons from lace to the heart and decorate the pot with a ribbon of lace and half-beads. The topiary is ready. Coffee topiary in a cup How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo №13 This version of the creation will be a little more complicated, but looking at the finished product, you will not even have a thought of wasting your time. Materials and tools:

  • Coffee beans;
  • Ceramic cup and saucer;
  • Plastic ball-shaped base (you can take a ball for the children's pool);
  • Glue gun and hot glue;
  • Acrylic paint;
  • Acrylic lacquer (matt);
  • Foil;
  • Construction foam;
  • Stem (stick or piece of thick wire)
  • Elements of decor (sisal, lagurus (you can choose other spikelets or dead wood)).

We make the basis. We take a ball of plastic and cut out a hole in it that coincides in diameter with the barrel. Now fill it up with half of the mounting foam and insert a stick or wire (trunk) into the hole. Let's leave the barrel to freeze up. The mounting foam will increase in volume and securely fix it inside. Excess foam, which can get out of the hole, you can then gently cut with a knife. It will take several hours to freeze. We proceed to paint the ball. It will be more convenient to use paint in an aerosol container. Do it better in a well-ventilated room. Coat the color in two layers. If you took a foam base, use gouache, aerosol paint can spoil the surface. The trunk is also covered with two layers of paint. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo Number 14 Glue grain. We do this in two layers so that no gaps appear. If you do not have so many grains, you can make one layer. Those places where the ball will be seen, you can disguise half of the grains. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo number 15 We fix it in the container. Mix alabaster with water. If you have a ceramic cup, then before pouring the mixture there, cover it with foil. When solidification occurs, the mixture is heated and expanded, and the cup can crack. If you have chosen a plastic container, then no foil is needed. In the cup you can put a few pieces of polystyrene, insert the topiary and pour the mixture. Before the complete hardening will need support. During the process of solidification in alabaster, you can stick a few dead woods and cover the coffee bowl with two layers of matte varnish. It practically does not smell and will help to protect the coffee beans from burning out and oxidation in the air. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo number 16 How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo number 17 Decor. On the alabaster surface, we apply a layer of transparent glue and attach the sisal fiber. A similar glue will be needed to fix the cup in the saucer and decorate this very saucer with coffee beans. When the glue stiffens, you can shake off the pasted seeds. Sometimes it will be possible to add new ones on the saucer, so that the coffee aroma is felt stronger. They also need to be varnished. How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo Number 18 How to make a topiary from coffee beans yourself, step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, tips and recommendations for creating coffee trees of various shapes. Photo Number 19 The coffee tree is ready.

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