First thing is to put some oasis in the claypot and find a branch that is a suitable size for the topiary's trunk. It has to be sturdy enough to sink into both the clay pot's oasis, and the styrofoam cone form. I had my glue gun on hand to secure it a bit around the base so it's sturdy and won't wiggle while it's being decorated.
The orange slices were also pinned on the form, just underneath the burlap, which will hide mechanics, i.e. the fern pins.
|Moss, birch bark, cinnamon sticks, grapevine, oak disks and mushroom birds|
The finished product! When I look at it now, it occurs to me that I could have whitewashed the pot. I might also add bits of moss throughout the burlap too, just for more decoration. The moss on the base is great for hiding the oasis. You can use cinnamon sticks instead of a branch, which is a nice alternative for the topiary trunk.
If you look at the jade plant next to the topiary, (right in bottom photo) you'll see a star made of branches. That was a quick creation with a few extra sticks and the glue gun. Very easy to make!
Thanks for stopping by! Fingers crossed that my car is ready soon so I can get out and get some Christmas shopping done!