Hello! I am Stacy from Not Just A Housewife and I am excited to be here to share a holiday project with you. Every year I say I am going to buy all new decor for Christmas and then December comes and I spend all my extra money on presents instead. So Last year I made most of my decor. Here are some pine cone topiary trees.
Here is what you will need:
drill, 1/16″ drill bit, plaster of paris, 4″ pots, burlap, sticks, glue, and fake pine branches.
The first thing you need to do is tape up the hole in the bottom of your pot. This way the plaster won’t leak out.
Mix up the plaster directly in the pot according to the directions on the package. Then put the sticks on the pots and let them sit for several hours until they have completely set up. I got my sticks in the backyard. I trimmed them off of one of my pine trees. Any stick would do. You could even use a dowel that you paint. I cut them to be three different heights.
Drill holes in the top of each stick. Then drill a few more at 45 degree angles just below the top of the stick.
I stripped the plastic off of the fake pine branches to expose the wire. Then I bent the wire back and forth until it snapped in half. If you have trouble breaking the wire you can use wire snips.
I put some glue on the hole before sticking the wire in it. Any glue would work.
Here they are all glued! Just play around with the location of the branches until it looks like what you want. The holes are small enough that if you choose not to use that hole, you won’t see it. No one will know :)
I used burlap but really you can use whatever fabric you want.
I love these because they really could stay out all winter. Enjoy!