Friday, February 26, 2010

Topiary

Here is my latest crafting project. It's a dictionary topiary. To make it I started with a Styrofoam ball I found when I cleaned up the craft corner. Then I cut up 2" squares of dictionary paper. To put it on the ball, I put the paper on the end of a pencil and then dipped the end in glue. Push the pencil into the ball a little bit and you've got it. Now repeat this step a thousand times. * Once you finish half, it's a little hard to hold so i placed it on an empty toilet paper roll so it wouldn't get too squished. Once dry I stuck in a dowel that I painted black. Then I stuck the dowel into a piece of Styrofoam I put in the pot. But before I stuck in the dowel I used a piece of dictionary paper to hide the Styrofoam.
I had the old terracotta pot lying around but it was pink and sparkly. I just painted it black along with the dowel to bring out the black text.

Here is a close up of the ruffled paper ball.


2 comments:

  1. Glenn in EdmontonMarch 11, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    Wow, your desk looks a lot cleaner in this website than when I saw it last week! Glenn

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