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How to Make a Topiary from a Coat Hanger

$10.00
30 Minutes
Easy

Looking for a fun project for spring that only takes about 30 minutes and is so easy to do?
Why not make your own topiary from a pot of ivy and a coat hanger? I created this double sphere topiary by shaping a coat hanger and twisting ivy around it! I even have a really great tip on how to keep your ivy growing fresh and green....dish washing soap!
Create a topiary using coat hangers and ivy.  It is such a fun easy project that takes under 30 minutes!
Create a topiary using coat hangers and ivy. It is such a fun easy project that takes under 30 minutes!
Here's the topiary with my milk glass collection!  The green really looks pretty against all the white.
Here's the topiary with my milk glass collection! The green really looks pretty against all the white.
Step 1:  Create round circles from coat hangers.  Unbend the end of the coat hanger to put it into the dirt.
Step 1: Create round circles from coat hangers. Unbend the end of the coat hanger to put it into the dirt.
Step 2:  Combine the two circles together to make a sphere form for the topiary.
Step 2: Combine the two circles together to make a sphere form for the topiary.
Step 3:  Wind the ivy around the coat hanger to train the ivy to create your topiary!
Step 3: Wind the ivy around the coat hanger to train the ivy to create your topiary!
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  • Laurie
    on May 3, 2013

    I can't wait to do this.

  • Shelia Martin Linder
    on May 3, 2013

    Be sure to get Lots of hangers. After you make your topiary, then you can make landscape staples/pins to hold down the landscape fabric in your garden. The best way to cut several is with an axe.

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