Fruit Topiary: Workshop on Creating do-it-yourself delicious masterpiece

Sweet berry and chocolate decoration for any festive table

Sweet decoration made of berries and chocolate for any holiday the table

In the culture of many countries, tree symbols are often found. Artificial or live bonsai and ikebans have long been used as a sign of happiness and good luck. There is another interesting variety unusual plants that decorators love is a topiary from fruit.

Content:

  • A bit of history
  • How to grow a tree of happiness in an hour?
  • Assembly steps
  • Final decor
  • Real Fruit Options

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Beautiful DIY Citrus Decor

Table decorations made of fresh strawberries in the form of a Christmas tree

Table decoration in the form of a Christmas tree from fresh strawberries

Topiary will help diversify the interior

Such decor will add variety to the interior.

Christmas table decoration made of orange and cloves

Christmas table decoration made from oranges and cloves

A bit of history

The topiary is essentially a sculpture of a bush or tree, resulting from a curly haircut. This direction relates to park art, and the masters, “conjuring” with scissors, Learn this for years. The term is English but true origin Greek words, originally translated as “place” and implies freakish landscape figures.

Decorative sculpture in the form of a dog

Decorative sculpture in the form of a dog

Round bushes in landscape design

Round bushes in landscaping

Having first appeared in Greece, this is a direction of art spread to other countries. Modern topiary European-looking came from Rome during the Renaissance in Europe flourished fashion for orchards with fruit trees with crowns in the form of balls, pyramids and cubes. The first of these living masterpieces showed the world a magnificent Versailles, then Holland picked up the idea, and then – nearby countries could not resist the charm of green sculptures even prim England.

The original to create bizarre forms used live plants and wire frame, then new ones began to appear methods and artificial elements. Modern fruit Topiary is an artificial model of a tree made of fruit models.

How to grow a tree of happiness in an hour?

Very simple. Let’s assemble a single plant from several components elements.

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Components:

  1. Vase is the foundation from which it will “grow” our symbol of happiness. It must be stable, size will be determined parameters of the tree itself. Shape and color can be any, as all the same, they will be completely closed and decorated differently. it can be a can, cup, pot, etc., the main thing is that the container there was a fairly wide neck.
  2. Barrel – a straight and thin wooden block or rail, thick wire, a piece of reinforcement or beautiful dried branch. The main criteria are durability and maximum protection against damage. Chic Halloween decorations

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  3. Crohn – the basis for fastening decorative elements, a kind of mannequin, which will be worn fruit “wig”. The classic version is a ball, but you can make cubes, rectangles, hearts, and more complex shapes.
  4. “Fruit extravaganza “–mini-dummies, souvenirs, children’s toys, even fresh fruits. If nothing is at hand No, you can make it yourself: mold from plasticine, dough, cast from gypsum and paint, etc.
  5. Additional decor – crown and place around the trunk can be decorated with bugles, beads, beads, fabric leaves, ribbons, etc.

Prepare the tools.

A necessary set of tools for creating a topiary

Required Toolkit

We will need:

  • scissors;
  • glue;
  • paper cutting knife;
  • tape;
  • gypsum;
  • rope, tow or cord;
  • Toothpicks
  • Scotch.

Orange with cloves will help create a unique atmosphere in your home.

Orange with cloves will help create a unique atmosphere in at home

You need to work on a wide surface that is better to cover cellophane or film.

Assembly steps

Support

To support the weight of skewered fruit, the base must be heavy enough, and it needs to be strengthened. Put on the bottom of the vase metal products – nails, nuts, any things from metal. it provide stability. Then we fill in gypsum. If his No, you can use putty. Insert the barrel into the solution, screwing a couple into its base screws, this will not give him subsequently Scroll or accidentally pop out. We fix the workpiece strictly in the center until the mass solidifies.

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Crown

After the gypsum with the barrel has completely hardened in a vase, form a crown. It can be made of polystyrene, for example, glued two hemispheres into a ball, crumple the canvas from newspapers soaked in glue PVA, etc.

Foam ball

Styrofoam Ball

Create

Create markup

Advice! If you settled on a newspaper option, a product should dry for at least 10 hours. Only after that it will gain desired strength.

Base reinforcement

Despite the apparent strength of the trunk, captured by gypsum, the base is worth strengthening. To do this, wet the rope or cord in epoxy glue and wrap around the trunk, while gluing to gypsum. Thus, we fill the neck in a spiral to the edges. We wait a day until everything dries.

Improving the crown

So that the polystyrene or newspapers do not show through between the fruits, Initially it’s worth creating a background. To do this, dip the crown model in glue and roll in ground coffee or small gulls. In addition to a single color effect, you will also get a pleasant aroma. Dry and we put on the trunk. For this, the bottom hole, fill it glue and put on the tip of the wire, beam, branches (depending on which material selected for barrel). We are waiting for drying.

Preparation of the crown

Crown preparation

Connection of crown and stem

The connection of the crown and the stem

“Growing” fruits

We prepare dummies, toothpicks, glue and scotch tape.

Topiary in Easter style

Easter idea

Work Stages:

  1. We attach each mini-model to a toothpick and grease from below glue.
  2. We stick in the crown so that the bottom of the fruit is glued to the blank crowns.
  3. Sometimes for extra durability used adhesive tape. In this case, the gaps are hidden under shallow objects – nuts, sweets, berries or flowers.

Hot glue will help to reliably connect jewelry

Hot glue helps to reliably connect jewelry

Various flowers and fruits can be used to decorate the crown.

To decorate the crown, you can use various flowers and fruit

Mounting goes from the top to the bottom vertically or spirals.

Final decor

Great berry composition

Great berry composition

Trim the trunk – you can paint it with beautiful acrylic paint or wrap with tape, cord, or glue and glitter or tinsel.

Do not use paper or construction tape, they are fast will become worthless.

On top of the vase we impose one of the materials:

  • yarn for knitting;
  • sea ​​pebbles;
  • shells;
  • artificial moss;
  • fine granite chips;
  • glass pieces;
  • and so forth

Decor do-it-yourself from false fruit

DIY fruit decor

Coffee beans interior decoration will fill the room with a pleasant aroma

Coffee beans decorate the room aroma

The container is pasted over with a cloth or painted with paints, tied with ribbons, etc.

Real Fruit Options

Strawberry Festive Tree

Festive strawberry tree

In any dish, not only taste is important, but also its presentation. If you are a sophisticated aesthetic, you can serve guests fruits in an unusual form.

Small tangerines, mini bananas and any small “overseas” exotic: lychee, Thai “dragon eyes”, feijoa, etc.

Strawberries - the most common berry to create a festive table decoration

Strawberry is the most common berry for decorating a festive table

Summer is a great time for crafts from berries and fruits

Summer is a great time for crafts from berries and fruits

Strawberry roses to decorate the crown of a decorative tree

Strawberry roses to decorate the crown of a decorative tree

The principle of operation is the same, but since the weight of natural products in times more dummies, for the foundation you have to take a weighty pot, choose a more powerful trunk and a dense crown. Metal objects heavier bottoms and plaster casting will require more. Instead toothpicks have to use pieces of wire previously washing and thoroughly disinfecting them.

Fresh or artificial fruit topiary – great idea to decorate the interior or an original gift to friends and relatives. Even if you are a strict skeptic and doubt that it’s sweet a tree is able to attract luck, it will bring a lot of joy and will give a great mood to your guests who accidentally noticed the topiary at your window. Believe it or not, but the law of the universe says: whatever you bring to this world, he will answer you the same. IN you put a lot of positive energy into the process subsequently multiplied by the positive emotions of the beholders and in the result will give a cumulative effect. It is based on this principle feeling of happiness!

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