I love decorating for the seasons, but let’s get real, it can get expensive. To keep seasonal decorating as budget friendly as possible, I try to use things I already have and DIY some items. This Fall, I decided to DIY a pair of green apple topiaries for my Fall table scape and today, I’m sharing the step by step tutorial so you can make some too!
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What You’ll Need:
What To Do:
1. Using a knife, cut your foam. Cut the foam a little big so it fits nice and snug in your vase.
2. Push foam down into your vase.
3. If you want yours to look exactly like mine, stain your dowel rod using gel stain, a paint brush, and a paper towel. After it dries, cut the dowel rod to desired length. Mine was about a foot long.
4. Next, push the foam ball onto one end of the dowel rod (I pushed mine about a 1/2 inch in). To make sure it’s secure, put a little dab of hot glue on the end of the dowel rod before attaching the foam ball.
5. Place the dowel rod down into the foam. I didn’t push mine all the way to the bottom, but you can if you’d like. Just depends how tall you want your topiary to be.
6. To make sure the dowel rod doesn’t move, put some hot glue around the dowel rod.
7. Next, start hot gluing apples to the foam ball. Please note that you won’t have room to hot glue all of the apples to the foam ball. Once I got towards the bottom, I had to improvise and attach them anywhere I could.
8. To fill in gaps, clip off individual leaves, put a small drop of hot glue at the end, and stick them in where foam is still exposed.
9. Cover the bottom with moss.
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