Handmade products are beginning to be appreciated by allmore and more. To some of them we have already got used, but at times there are such, from which simply grasps spirit. One of these is the topiary - a small decorative tree. It is able to decorate any interior, add personality to it and emphasize the exquisite taste of the owner, and is also a universal acquisition as a gift. It turns out to make a topiary is not difficult. To do this, you need a small amount of materials, a little bit of free time, and, of course, desire. To make a topiary from sisal we will need:
- sisal fiber (in this MC this is green and yellow);
- hot liquid glue (glue gun);
- a mixing tank for alabaster;
- finished ball of foam plastic;
- decorative pot (you can buy ready or make yourself);
- for decorating - fruit, ladybugs, satin ribbon;
- trunk-stick (you can use a twig from a real tree);
- teip-tape (brown).
Step 1 Take the usual thick twig of this tree (this is the future trunk of our topiary and its base), tightly insert it into the foam ball. Then, using a brown teip tape, this spiral is wrapped in a spiral, trying not to make gaps (which greatly affects the appearance of the finished product). Step 2 In a separate, pre-prepared container we pour alabaster, add water there, mix well until the consistency of thick sour cream and quickly pour it into our decorative pot. Immediately insert the trunk, hold it for several minutes in a flat position in the center of the pot. Alabaster freezes very quickly. Once this happens, you can proceed to the next stage. Step 3 Take the sisal fiber, a small lump, as shown in photo 7, and between two palms roll it into a ball. The fiber is very soft and "obedient", so without any problems it gets the shape we need. Such ball-lumps need to make enoughThe amount to cover the entire foam ball. On this topiary, one pack of green and yellow sisal fiber was left for 20 grams each, totaling 40 grams. As a result, approximately 35 balls of the same size were obtained. Step 4 Turn on the hot glue gun and wait a couple of minutes for it to warm up. Then glue each ready sisal ball to the foam plastic crown, alternating them in colors. It is important to start this process from the bottom up, densely gluing them next to each other. The glue freezes quickly, so you need to act accordingly. Step 5 Let's go on decorating the pot. Take a small lump of green sisal and make it "grass". With the help of an adhesive gun, we apply glue to the alabaster, and we put the fiber on top, pressing it tightly. Step 6 Now decorate the ornamental apples of the crown of our tree with a glue gun. Then, in the same way on the barrel and on the grass, glue the ladybirds. And finishing our decor, from a thin satin ribbon we make a bow on a pot, fixing it with the help of a glue-pistol. Just a couple of hours, and a unique topiary is ready. Such a tree will decorate your house very well oroffice. And we will tell you a little secret: the tree made by own hands turns into a charm. Do it with your soul, and it will surely bring you good luck!