In January I featured a Jute and Button Clay Pot Flameless Candle Holder on the blog. Today I’m repurposing that decorated clay pot to create a winter topiary.
Jute and button decorated clay pot from January 26thblog post; one each 4”, 3”, and 2” Styrofoam balls; two toothpicks; 9” length 1/4” diameter dowel; floral foam; tacky glue; 1/8” diameter jute cord; 2 yds. 2” wide gathered ecru eyelet; 1 yd. 1-1/2” wide ecru grosgrain ribbon; cotton cording; sequin pins; assorted white and ecru buttons; excelsior; low-temp glue gun
1. Decorate the clay pot following the directions from the January 26th blog post.
2. Glue floral foam into clay pot.
3. Glue a toothpick halfway into top of 4” Styrofoam ball. Glue the 3” ball onto the 4” ball. Glue the second toothpick into the top of the 3” ball. Glue the 2” ball to the top of the 3” ball.
4. Wrap the middle 3” of dowel with jute cord, glueing in place. Allow to dry.
5. Poke a hole in the bottom of the 4” ball. Glue one end of the dowel into the hole and the other end into the center of the floral foam. Allow to dry.
6. Glue gathered eyelet spiraling around 3” ball, beginning at bottom and working up to top of ball. Use sequin pins dipped in glue to hold in place.
7. Cut the 1-1/2” wide grosgrain ribbon into 3” lengths. Fold each in half. Pin ribbon, overlapping sides slightly, around the center of the 2” ball.
8. Cut the 1” wide grosgrain ribbon into 3” lengths. Fold pieces in half and continue attaching in same manner as above in two overlapping rows around first row of ribbon.
9. Glue cotton cording around 2” ball.
10. Glue excelsior into pot.
11. Using the glue gun, randomly glue assorted buttons to topiary.