Sweet Little Topiary

3 Materials
45 Minutes

It started with a faux branch I found with my Christmas decorations….you know the bin we all have! The lamb's ear branch had large sage-silver leaves and I thought the large oval-shaped leaves would make a great looking small topiary tree.

This is a quick project, the branch I used is called lamb's ear which works well because it has flat leaves. I originally purchased it at Hobby Lobby with a coupon, but you can use any greenery that you may have as long as the leaves will lay flat. This size cone took one branch.

All that is needed for this project it a cone that measures

3.8 x 11.8, ribbon, faux branch, and low temp glue and optional Christmas pics.

To get started...remove the leaves from the branches and start gluing. I used low temp hot glue because the form is made out of styrofoam and it worked out perfectly. Start at the bottom with the larger leaves and work upwards with the smaller leaves. Also, overlap the leaves making sure the cone is not showing. After all the leaves have been placed, cut the leaves around the bottom of the cone..this will allow the topiary to stand up without being wobbly.

When all the leaves have covered the cone, add a decorative bow to the very top. The cone top is flat making it easy to attach. I used silver ribbon and made a medium size bow. To make it a little more decorative and interesting, I added a silver pic, which I glued under the bow, so the attachment didn't show.

A closer look at the silver pic...

The size of the topiary allows it to be placed just about anywhere in the home. It is wonderful by itself or clustered with other decorations.

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Karen Velinsky
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