Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rosemary Topiary Tutorial

Hi All! Wow, these past couple of days have been horrible for me. The day after my birthday I had to go in to have my wisdom teeth removed. And from then on I have been in some pain. Plus, after which I started to experience some major headaches. Yay! Lots of fun. But I am recovering now and am slowly starting to get my crafting groove back. So, as promised here is the tutorial I said I would share. Enjoy!

What you will need:
  • A small pot or bucket or box for placing your topiary in
  • some moss or grass for covering the top of the pot
  • some fake rosemary sprigs or a similiar fake sprig of greenary
  • stick from the yard
  • hot glue and glue gun
  • drill and small drill bit
  • styrofoam for inside the pot to hold the stick in place

First you will want to place your styrofaom into your container of choice. If it doesn't fit you can always resize it by cutting away some of the edges.
Next, after finding the right stick from your yard, place some hot glue on the bottom of it and place it directly into the styrofaom.
Then you will take your rosemary sprig and start to take some of the braches off of it. Take your drill and small drill bit and start to drill a small hole into your branch. Do not go all the way through. If you do, that is ok. Don't worry about it.

 I like to start with three branches and make a triangle shape on my branch. This way I can see how to fill it out. It makes it a lot easier to know where to put branches.( I want to add that I would push down some of the lose leaves towards the middle to fill the middle and hide the top of the branch) I also, like to bend the branches up a little to give it a more natural look.

Once I think I have it full enough, I go ahead and start gluing the moss and/or grass.
Please make sure you use caution with the glue. It can get quite hot and I know from experience that it hurts like heck. So, watch your fingers please.

After you finished gluing your moss down you're finished! And now you have your very own topiary that you can display in your home for years to come. And it was easy! So, I hope you enjoy this tutorial and make one for yourself or for a friend. The only thing I ask is that if you do share this tutorial you kindly give me credit for it.



Primsue said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing - now I just need to get busy and make one.


Anonymous said...

I'm going to try turning a growing rosemary into a has a nice look! Thanks for the tutorial.

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Cool Gen...feel better.

Anonymous said...

I just love your rosemary topiary! Thanks for sharing how you made it.
Hope you feel 100% better soon!

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Thanks Gen for this awesome tutorial!!! It seems easy I think I'll try this one!!:)I'm glad you are feeling better. Hope you have a great week!


Silvia said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. It looks wonderfull

Cedar Creek Primitives said...

Thanks Gen for the great tutorial! I will have to have my daughter save me a stick from her yard lol, I am about treeless here other then pines. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Y1M said...

Hi Gen,

Thanks for the wonderful's lovely. Great for Spring. I'm thinking it is easy enough to follow. Might give this one a try.

Glad you are feeling Better.

Marlene :)

Angie Berry said...

Ouch! Sorry about your pain, hope it has subsided by now.

Thanks for the topiary tut. You make it look and sound so easy to do!

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