I miss them when spring and summer has passed.
So I decided to make myself a fall one.
If you like the picture above, then read on you fine people!
I started with a couple of these found at Hobby Lobby.
Well, actually I started off with this 😉
You need about 6 bags of leaves…
…and a ball of yarn…or twine…or ribbon…or burlap…or a little paint.
Whatever tickles your fancy.
Wrap the yarn around the stick.
Round and round.
My leaves had little stems.
I took those little stems and just stuck them right in.
Starting from the bottom.
These guys came in handy too.
I used some metal tins I bought last year to set my topiary in.
You can use pots, baskets, urns…
whatever floats your boat.
The tin was taller than the bottom of the topiary so I placed a 10 year old canned good at the bottom. This added height and weight.
I then stuffed plastic bags around the can to keep it in place.
In goes the topiary!
I stuffed more plastic bags to fill the empty space and topped it off with some brown moss.
Now…where should it go?
My mantle looks a little better without them.
They found their home at my entryway.
Do you like them?
It really didn’t take very long to make at all.
Instead of leaves, you could use acorns, pinecones, mini pumpkins, fall flowers, feathers…options are endless!
Wishing you a terrific Tuesday!!