Saturday, October 22, 2011

. . . Halloween Glam Topiary . . .

I'm so excited to be guest posting this project over at Snowcones and Lollipops!  I love this blog so I was super excited when I was asked to share a post here.  I hope you will stop over and check her out.

I wanted to redo my dining room table with a Halloween "Glam" Centerpiece so I decided to make a couple Halloween Topiaries.  I love the dollar bins at Target so I hit those up a couple weeks ago and grabbed the damask "baskets" and then a couple bath sponges that were trimmed in green.  I added a green glittered skull and some black and deep purple tea lights with black and white ribbon wrapped around them and a piece of burlap.  Perfect and easy.  

I loved making my Valentine's Day Topiary from a bath sponge so when I saw these in black I knew what I was going to make for sure.

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 • Gather up your supplies
You will need:
Dowel Rods
Container
Foam block
Basket filler
Bath Sponge
Paint
Ribbon
Glitter
Rubber Spiders
Glue
• Cut the dowel rods to the height you want them and then paint them
• Cut the foam block to fit your container

 • Dab Mod Podge on the spiders where you want the glitter to stick
• Pour glitter over spiders and let dry
• Glue the foam block into the bottom of your container
• Stick the painted dowel rod into the foam block then cover with basket filler

 • Use hot glue to attach the bath sponge to the dowel rod
• Glue the glittered spider in place
• Attach an embellishment to the front of the basket if you wish
• Add ribbon to the dowel rod pushing it up tight against the sponge

 • You are set now with the topiary
• Gather up some tea lights in the colors you want
• Cut the ribbon to wrap around the tea lights.  Attach by using just a small amount of glue to the ends of the ribbon
• This is always an easy way to dress up tea lights for parties.

 I cut a piece of burlap and laid it out on the table and then added my topiaries, glittered skull and candles and now I have a pretty Halloween Table.  

 I can't wait to make a version of this for Christmas!

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9 comments:

  1. LOVE those classy topiaries! I think I need to take a trip to the 99p store and get some bath sponges ;)
    Pinning your awesome craft!

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  2. Great idea--this could be used for just about any holiday with different colored "thingies". Patti @ PrettyOldHouses

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  3. Those are so cool! What a great addition those would be on any Halloween spread.

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  4. Enjoy reading your blog and others. I think of blogs as a way to share and receive ideas and tips. I hope to start one some day too. My passion is sewing and embroidery.
    sevgiliye hediye

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  5. These are really darling!
    ~Jenn
    http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Sumo:)

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  7. love it just spooky enough to be beautiful come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  8. That is so lovely, too! I would love for you to post it at SHOW-licious Crafts Showcase. Just follow the link www.sewlicioushomedecor.com. I love exchanging craft ideas with new friends/readers! :)

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  9. Love these! You should enter them into Craftbaby's Halloween Decor Challenge! :)
    http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/32/halloween-decor

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