Crafts Fall

Fall Leaf Topiary

9 October, 2012
fall leaf topiary
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I heart topiaries.  
A lot.
I miss them when spring and summer has passed.
So I decided to make myself a fall one.  
If you like the picture above, then read on you fine people!
I started with a couple of these found at Hobby Lobby.

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Well, actually I started off with this 😉

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You need about 6 bags of leaves…
…and a ball of yarn…or twine…or ribbon…or burlap…or a little paint.
Whatever tickles your fancy.

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Wrap the yarn around the stick.
Round and round.
Get crazy!

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My leaves had little stems.

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I took those little stems and just stuck them right in.
Starting from the bottom. 

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These guys came in handy too.
Floral pins.

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I used some metal tins I bought last year to set my topiary in.
You can use pots, baskets, urns…
…again…
whatever floats your boat.
The tin was taller than the bottom of the topiary so I placed a 10 year old canned good at the bottom.  This added height and weight.
I then stuffed plastic bags around the can to keep it in place.

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In goes the topiary!
I stuffed more plastic bags to fill the empty space and topped it off with some brown moss.

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Now…where should it go?
Mantle?
Naahhh.
My mantle looks a little better without them.

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They found their home at my entryway.

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For now…

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Do you like them?  

It really didn’t take very long to make at all.
Instead of leaves, you could use acorns, pinecones, mini pumpkins, fall flowers, feathers…options are endless!


Wishing you a terrific Tuesday!!


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Comments

10/17/2012 11:47am

Love these! I can’t wait to give it a try:)

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