Chestnut Topiary Workshop
Today, the creation of topiary - trees in pots made of scrap materials has become a very fashionable hobby for needlewomen. Topiary can be made from everything, anything, but ribbons, coffee beans, corrugated paper, used as decoration of the tree crown, make special love to the craftswomen. Chestnut is considered one of the most common natural materials for the manufacture of hand-made articles. You can also use chestnuts to create topiary. In order to make a chestnut topiary, you will need: • old newspapers; • • twine; • scissors; • • superglue, • • double-sided tape, • • plaster, • flower pot or any similar container, • chestnuts and a thick branch, • felt, • corrugated paper, satin and paper tapes for decoration.To make a ball-based, you need to crumple old newspapers and, giving them a round shape, firmly tighten the string, thereby fixing the figure.Of course, you can buy a special foam ball in the store for making such crafts, but using unwanted newspapers is very economical. Make a small hole in the resulting ball and, filling it with superglue, insert a branch inside. Wrap the stick itself with a rope, after having smeared the twig with glue.Take a flower pot or any other container and knead it in a plaster mix, diluting it with a small amount of water .If desired, the pot can be decorated with ribbons and bow. When the plaster begins to harden slightly, put the base for topiary in a pot and wait until the alabaster mixture is completely dry. Cut a circle from the felt that is equal to the diameter of the pot, and place it on top, hiding the defects on the dried gypsum with it.Then you can start to stick chestnuts to the ball. That they fastened better, use not only glue, but double-sided tape. Try to fix chestnuts as close to each other as possible so that there is no free space left. At the end of the work, fill in the gaps between chestnuts and sheets cut out of corrugated paper.From With a thin satin ribbon, make a few small bows and decorate the crown of the tree and the trunk with them. Topiary chestnut ready. It would not be a shame to hand such an article as a present to relatives and friends or use it for interior decoration.
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