How to create a juicy summer topiary shell pista shell and dried flowers
Decorative metal bucket;
ball made of rattan, shell pistachios;
korelisa branches, stones for balance;
grass dried flowers;
Flowers “buttons of”;
To create themselves “buds” we need to Melt, special rods glued to it (the adhesive will need quite a lot) and the actual shell pistachios.
Before you get started, the shell pistachios need to rinse off salt and dry husk.
Let’s get started. First we need to split the shell pistachios in size (at least approximately). It is not necessary, but it will be more convenient. Take the two shells, suitable in size, and combine them with the help of Thermo at the base. It should look like the picture.
many “buds” will need to create a topiary. I made about forty pieces.
The next stage – a pasting “buds” on the ball – the future crown Topiary. In my case, I took a rattan ball of the same color as the shell pistachios, a diameter of about 9 cm.
You can take a ball of foam. With it will be easier to create perfectly round crown. But I’m not looking for easy ways, so the glue Melt “buds” on the rattan ball so as to correct the imperfect circle rattan ball.
“Buds” are arranged so that the gaps remaining between them, were approximately the same. Do not forget to leave room for the trunk.
Since the ball rattan hollow inside, it must be filled, otherwise we can not put him on the trunk.
To fill the void I use remnants of sets of scented dried flowers that will give my future Topiary thin refined aroma.
You can fill in to take anything, such as cloth, and for flavor add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
It is important to choose a suitable trunk. It can be a tree branch, wire, wrapped with twine, or, as in my case, branches korelisa.
Now you need to pick up the pot. I’m just waiting in the wings for a long time decorative metal bucket beautiful olive green, perfectly combined with green lagurusom.
Since Crohn’s turned out pretty hard, to meet the balance must be heavier and bottom.
For this I use the sea pebbles.
You can also take any stones. Fill the bucket with pebbles, anchoring her to the trunk and fill glue “Titan”.
Now we Stored patience and wait for the glue to harden. Since the adhesive by volume turned out a lot, it will solidify a long time, for about a day.
While the glue is not completely frozen, I installed a decorative element in the form of a yellow colored folded leaf of the tree, secured floral wire.
Once frozen, you can decorate adhesive sisal, hiding our stones. “Titan” It will also use glue.
I chose sisal unpainted, natural. She came to my great Topiary.
Now, a very important point – the connection with the bottom of the top of the Topiary. To do this, hot glue fill in the hole in the crown.
Clay pour a lot, I do not regret. Then I take a bucket, flip and insert the stem into the hole of the crown. I wait a while until the glue dries and turns back.
This I do so that the adhesive does not flow down the stem. Now, while the adhesive is not completely frozen, there is time to adjust the height of the trunk, the location of the crown.
When the glue is completely dry, you can test the connection strength, the crown twist, twirl. If necessary, you can still pour hot glue, naturally turning Topiary crown down.
The next step – filling the gap at the crown between the “buds” from the shell of pistachio dried flowers.
For his Topiary I took these dried flowers: cereals dried flowers suitable colors, green and yellow flowers lagurus “buttons of”.
And she began to gradually fill the gaps on the ball between the “buds”.
First, uniformly distributed lagurus.
“Buttons of” then added.
And dilute it all cereal dried flowers.
Thus, alternating dried flowers, forms the crown Topiary, trying to anywhere on the ball does not run out of space. The main thing is not to overdo it, otherwise our “buds” completely lost.
To lagurus not showered, you can sprinkle a little crown of hair spray weakest fixation (ideally yedinichku).
And in the end, to complete the resulting image, I wanted to add a tab, which I pasted on the Melt.
All! Bright summer topiary, to whom I gave the name “Forest Fairy” is ready