DIY Wedding Table Topiary

On a budget, creative or like things done a certain way? Then creating your very own topiary may be right for you! When I got married over 11 years ago I was on a budget; luckily, I was extremely blessed to grow up around creative people. My father is a creative genius and designed the topiary for my wedding. I wanted to share this knowledge so I asked him if he wouldn’t mind giving step-by-step instruction on how to create a topiary.

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Materials and cost:

Dollar Tree
7 Aster bushes @ $1.00 each
18 x 10 mirror $1.00

Michael’s Craft Store
Roses $4.79
1 Moss $2.39
1 2.5 x 32 styrofoam ball $4.99
1 silver spray paint $6.49
1 white spray paint $6.49
1 Plaster of Paris $5.99

Walmart
1 clay pot $2.50
1 clay drain plate $1.25
1 Spool White/silver ribbon $1.50

Bamboo stems (free from the back yard)
Vine (free from the back yard)

Procedures for preparing the support for the topiary

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Make the steam for the ball of the topiary by weaving the support steams together with an organic material Select a container of your choice for the topiary Use plaster of paris to secure to stem for the topiary In a seperate contianer mix the Plaster of Paris with water (follow the direction for mixing Plaster of Paris from it its container)
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Pour the mixed Plaster of Paris into the topiary pot and insert the stems and allow it solidify (Harden) After about 15 minuets the pot and stem is ready for painting

Preparation for the crown of the topiary:

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cut the frowers from the steams of the flower bushes to about two inches long Insert the flowers with leaves into the styrofoam ball. Be sure to cover the entire ball uniformly Insert the flowers with leaves into the styrofoam ball. Be sure to cover the entire ball uniformly Spray paint the pot white and the stem of the topiary r and the drain plate for the pot silver
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Cover the plaster filled pot with moss to add a natural effect The wedding topiary will be placed on a mirror to reflect its elegance

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