Nicole™ Crafts St. Patrick's Topiary

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts St. Patrick's Topiary

Themed crafts are a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the drying time for the paint nor for setting the glue.
  • 2
    Cut the dowel to measure 16 inch with saw. Paint the dowel Turf Green with flat brush. Let dry.
  • 3
    Insert the dowel into the 3 inch Styrofoam ball. Remove the dowel, add glue to the hole and reinsert the dowel. Let the glue set.
  • 4
    Paint the pot Glorious Gold using roller. Let dry. Glue 2 inch Styrofoam ball into bottom of pot.
  • 5
    Insert dowel straight down into Styrofoam ball. Remove dowel, add glue to hole and reinsert dowel. Let glue set.
  • 6
    Wrap adhesive rhinestones around dowel as shown.
  • 7
    Cut five pieces of each color of deco mesh listed under supplies that are 7 inch each. Cut each piece in half so you end up with ten pieces of each color that are 7 inch x 10-1/2 inch each. (Tip: you should have 30 pieces.)
  • 8
    Cut the wire into thirty pieces that are 3 inch each.
  • 9
    Roll a mesh piece into a tube. Fold in half and pinch at the center. Secure the center with a wire piece, twisting to hold. Repeat for each mesh piece.
  • 10
    Insert wire ends into Styrofoam ball, alternating colors as you go, until Styrofoam ball is covered.
  • 11
    Curl seven tinsel chenille stems around a pencil. Push one end of each piece randomly into Styrofoam ball.
  • 12
    Attach a shamrock sticker to the end of each stem, gluing if desired. Attach a shamrock glitter sticker to the front of the pot.
  • 13
    Curl tinsel chenille stems and push into pot to cover Styrofoam ball. Fill to edge of rim. Glue coins into pot as shown.
  • 14
    Make a multi-loop bow with Lime tubing. Secure with wire. Glue to dowel as shown.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Roll 21 inch x 10 yard Metallic Iridescent White 104573303
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Roll 21 inch x 10 yard Metallic Emerald Green 104573299
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Roll 21 inch x 10 yard Metallic Kelly Green 104583598
  • Darice Expressions Mesh Tubing 8 mm x 20 yard Lime with Metallic Lime 104718754
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 3 inch 104186521
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 5/16 inch x 36 inch 104146706
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 3 inch 104183635
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2 inch 104183633
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bling It Adhesive Rhinestones 5 mm 384 pc. Yellow 104775870
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tinsel Chenille Stems 25 pc. 6 mm Gold 104277489
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Zone™ Glitter Foam Stickers St. Patrick's Day 104265061
  • Panacea Stem Wire 24 gauge 18 inch Green 104455937
  • Nicole™ Crafts Gold Coin with Hole 30 mm 12 pc. 104244403
  • Nicole™ Crafts Gold Coin with Hole 19 mm 18 pc. 104244402
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint 2 oz. Glorious Gold 104549528
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Turf Green 104770393
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 1/2 104118912
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Nicole™ Crafts Sponge Roller 3 inch 104779980
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Small Saw
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil