I thought I would share with you today a very simple Pinterest inspired topiary that I just completed.
I started out with 2 clay pots (that only cost me 0.25 cents!) and spray painted them gold and a top coat of glitter.
Then I cut a Styrofoam ball in half and hot glued it inside my pots.
Next I took my spray painted sticks and hot glued them inside the Styrofoam. I put my other Styrofoam balls on top of the sticks to make sure they were centered. I then covered them in colored duck tape (this is definitely a must do or you will have white spaces showing in between your candies.
I used Snow Drops that I got on clearance at Craft Warehouse to go inside my pots...
Now came the super
|Yes, I see the one escapee at the bottom ;-) |
Here are my disclaimers if you choose to do this project yourself...
The large one is super top heavy because the genius making it didn't realize how heavy a million candies are for one piece of Styrofoam! If I were to do it again I would advise a shorter or wider stick and something heavier in the pot to keep it down.
Also if you are a perfectionist this may not be the project for you. The little mints don't like to line up perfectly the whole way around. I don't mind it at all, since I usually prefer things with a little bit of flaws ;-) but it may make some of you OCD gals crazy!
Last bit of advice...make sure you buy way more candies than you think you will need. I way underestimated the amount of mints I would need to make these. I originally purchased 3 bags of red and green mix and I only had enough red to finish half of the little one. I ended up going to the store 3 times for mints!
I will also fully admit that I have one more topiary sitting in my garage waiting for mints, but I have no motivation to do it right now because it took me so long to glue the little suckers on ;-)
Most of you probably have a lot more patience, skill and common sense than I do and would most likely breeze through this project though...
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