Good Evening and welcome to Tutorial Tuesday!
This week I am featuring a Beaded Garland Topiary Tree.
You will need:
10 cm polystyrene ball,
12 inches of 9mm wooden dowel,
7mm white satin ribbon,
3mm red satin ribbon,
6 metres approx of red beaded garland,
Hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks,
Red plant pot,
Red tissue paper (if needed).
Take your dowel and using a piece of double sided tape down the length wrap in white satin ribbon, overwrap with the red ribbon to give a 'candy cane' effect. Heat up your glue gun, put a blob of glue onto the end of your ribbon-wrapped dowel and push into the oasis.
Glue the bottom of the oasis and stick into the pot. If your pot is wider than your oasis, pack the sides with red tissue paper to ensure a snug fit.
Make a hole in the polystyrene ball, then put a blob of glue into the hole and push onto the top of your dowel...
Take your glue gun and put a blob of glue on the top of the poly ball, press the end of the beaded garland into the glue. Hold for a few seconds to get it nice and stuck. Start gluing and wrapping the garland around the ball...
Keep gluing and wrapping all the way around. I like the white showing through, but if you prefer you can push the beads snugly together to get a more solid look...
Pull off the excess gluey strands to tidy up.
To cover the oasis in the pot, take a piece of red fabric (I used organza) and tie a knot in one end. Hot glue the knot next to the dowel on top of the oasis. Press firmly so it adheres well.
Put glue blobs onto the oasis, then twist the fabric and wrap around the dowel, pressing it down onto the oasis as you go, keep going until completely covered...
Voilà an alternative way to use beaded garlands...
Next week I will be doing 2 different types of Paper Snowflakes - a fun one to do with the kids...
(Type 1 - Pom-Pom Tissue Paper Snowflake).
Happy Crafting all!
(P.S Don't forget to join me on Thursday for a special request Tutorial - No-Sew Tutus).