Topiaries and tv too!
As you can see the tv has finally been installed but it was looking very lonely all by itself above the fireplace so I made some topiaries. Below is how I made the topiaries, of course there are lots of tutorials on how to construct these all over the Internet but here’s my version.
– (2) styrofoam balls
– (2) sticks
– (2) clay pots
– (1) garland length of boxwood faux greens (Michael’s – don’t forget your coupon Mom!)
– cement mix of some sort
– plastic container to hold stick and cement
– styrofoam or floral foam to keep plastic container in place in clay pot
– spanish moss or other covering
– raffia or other ribbon
First I pulled all the boxwood stems off the garland and divided my pile in two in order to make two topiaries.
Next to prepare the sticks I simply put them in the plastic drink containers and poured cement in. I did put some small rocks in too for added weight. And for some reason the cement I had took forever to dry.
Then I placed the plastic containers in the center of the clay pots (which I did put felt on the bottom of the pot so as not to scratch any surface). I stuffed some styrofoam pieces all around for a snug fit.
This was really a ‘make with what I had’ project so it’s not perfect but it definitely livens up the lonely tv.