New Year’s topiary can be made in the form of a traditional tree or in the shape of a Christmas tree It is not surprising if a master class will soon be in demand on what to give friends and family for the New Year. When ideas run out, you really want an instruction to appear miraculously, and it becomes clear what to give, so much so that the gift will be liked and remembered. DIY gifts are a good taste and a great sign of attention. And one of these presents can be a New Year’s topiary..
DIY topiary for the New Year
Topiary is a decorative tree in a pot, usually with a round crown, a beautiful souvenir, materials for which any items can become. These are natural materials, handicrafts, and the most unexpected things..
Even Christmas balls or tinsel are suitable as an idea for decorating a topiary.
New Year’s topiary can be a variant of a Christmas tree, decorated in an interesting way. But another bright topiary that will decorate your home or work corner on the eve of 2018 is a topiary made of balls.
Step-by-step instructions on how to make a New Year’s topiary with Christmas balls:
- The following materials will be needed: a foam cone, small Christmas balls, a fairly large candlestick, a wide ribbon, hot glue.
- The candlestick in this MK is used instead of a pot. The more refined and elegant it is, the better it will emphasize the festiveness of such a topiary. Hot glue should be applied to the top of the candlestick. To the place where the glue is applied, you need to carefully press down the foam cone. For some time, the cone must be held in order for it to “grasp”.
- While the glue dries, you can work with the balls. The first thing you do with your own hands is to remove the metal fasteners. For such a Christmas tree topiary, it is important that the balls are well fixed and do not cling to anything.
- It is great if you prepare the cone for gluing balls. Still, gaps can be, and probably will be, so the cone needs to be painted with spray paint. For example, gold or silver, or maybe green with gilding. Sometimes the cone is simply wrapped with golden thick threads with their own hands. There is no single way, one master class offers painting, another – winding, the third – pasting with napkins.
- Lubricate the top of the ball with hot glue. The ball needs to be literally pressed into the cone, very carefully, but at the same time so that it grabs well. Many MKs indicate that it is better to pour glue somewhere so that you do not take a gun every time. An unnecessary frying pan will do. The ball is simply dipped into the glue in the pan, and the process goes faster..
- Little by little, the entire surface is filled with balls, a tree is obtained. You can tie a ribbon with the numbers “2018” on the candlestick or just an elegant, beautiful.
You can complement the composition with the same decorated candlestick, already used for its intended purpose.
Ready! This master class is extremely simple, the main thing in it is not to press hard on the balls, keeping in mind their fragility. In the photo you can see the color combinations of such a spherical topiary of a Christmas tree..
New Year’s topiary: ideas and MK (video)
New Year’s topiary: master class
To create another interesting Christmas tree in a pot, you will need yarn. By the way, this MK is suitable even for children, it does not use hot glue that is dangerous for them..
You will need:
- Foam or cardboard cone;
- Sewing needles;
- Very small Christmas balls;
- Round nose pliers;
- Small rod-barrel;
It is fair to say that such a tree is often not planted at all in a pot, but observing a certain tradition, it is still worth doing everything more conservatively..
So, if you look at photos of such topiary, you will see that it is better to take a thick yarn, it can be embossed, and it can be heterogeneous. But some Christmas tree colors in it should be guessed – green, blue, white, light blue, silver, etc..
You can make and decorate a Christmas tree from yarn in different ways. Instead of threads, you can use tinsel or twine
A do-it-yourself yarn tree is made like this:
- Secure the skein of yarn with sewing needles at the base of the cone. Attention, the cone must not be hollow! Worry about this in advance..
- Gradually wrap the cone with yarn with your own hands, the turns should be tight, no gaps.
- The threads can be fixed in place during work with the same sewing needles..
- Having reached the very top of the Christmas tree cone, the thread is cut and fixed with a needle.
- Half of the work is done. You can push the cone onto the barrel. At the Christmas tree, it should be very small, almost invisible. A piece of pencil, any small cylindrical object. Think about how to secure it in a foam cone. In this moment, it is still better to use glue, but if the child makes the tree with his own hands, take over the fixation on the glue..
- Now the tree needs to be inserted into the pot. Basically, you can use any flower pot, small and smart. So the decor is still waiting for him, initially the color and texture are not so important.
- Usually the master class offers to take plaster or alabaster. And this is the most reliable option. Be sure to decorate the upper plaster layer with either New Year’s tinsel, or sparkles and other decorative things associated with the New Year..
- When the tree is in its pot, you can start decorating. Hang miniature balls on the yarn. An alternative to them can be made berries on needles, which are used in the manufacture of jewelry. The top of the tree can be a star, also made by hand, for example, from twine or design cardboard.
As a decoration for a Christmas tree made of yarn, you can use not only Christmas balls, but also bows, sequins, rhinestones or bugles
The pot can be decorated with the inscription “2018”, wrapped with beautiful ribbons with gilding or silver threads.
Christmas tree made of threads: New Year’s topiary (video instruction)
Christmas tree topiary: step by step instructions
Good ideas for 2018 are soft Christmas trees. It is quite easy to make them with your own hands, especially if you have already dealt with wool for felting..
The principle of operation will be the same – wind wool on the cone, put the cone on the trunk, and fix the trunk in a pot
And yet, what nuances this master class can have:
- If no foam cone was found, make a cone with your own hands out of cardboard. Paint it with wool color to avoid gaps.
- To the very top of the cone you need to stretch thick wire, which will make such a “squiggle” at the top of the tree, with which the Christmas tree will be cute and pretty.
- The trunk for the tree can be wooden skewers. The base of the cone must be glued to the skewers, after which they are painted brown so that they resemble the trunk.
- It turned out a Christmas tree that needs to be planted in a pot. Look at the examples in the photo, they use both beautiful expensive pots and ordinary plastic glasses that are decorated with fabric.
- A thin piece of wool must be separated from the total mass, and glue to the squiggle wire. And from there winding is carried out, so much so that there are no gaps.
A pot in the form of an unsightly container can be wrapped in beautiful corrugated paper or foils and tied with a ribbon or tinsel.
Topiary for the New Year: a master class with coffee
Coffee, more precisely, coffee beans, is such a versatile material that it is perfect for the 2018 New Year’s topiary..
A charming Christmas tree with a mild coffee aroma – a pleasant result of hard work
A master class using coffee will be similar to other instructions..
Master class – topiary for the New Year 2018 with coffee:
- For a change, you can stick to the idea of a round tree.. Thus, the basis will be any spherical workpiece. If there is neither a foam ball nor a small rubber ball, a wad of newspapers tied with thread will do..
- The ball must be perfect, therefore, if it is not rigid enough, it is pasted over with napkins according to the principle of papier-mâché.
- Next, the ball needs to be painted with brown acrylic paint.. And after drying, you can start pasting with coffee beans. There are masters who then specially paint over some grains with golden paint to get “2018”. It is better to glue coffee beans with a glue gun.
- Space is left in the blank ball for fixing the barrel. The trunk for such a coffee tree can be made from a drum stick or a thick pencil tightly tied with twine.
- The trunk is fixed in plaster, which is poured into a pot. This must be done quickly and carefully..
Well, then directly what will make an ordinary coffee tree New Year’s. Numerous examples in the photo offer several options at once. First, the buds in the pot. Ideal if you paint them with an ash spray.
When making a topiary in the shape of a Christmas tree, coffee beans can be glued in two layers or overlapped with one layer.
In some photos you can see beautiful ribbons with the inscription “2018” and Christmas tree prints. Also, the Christmas tree can flaunt like a drawing on a pot. By the way, from coffee beans you can lay out a Christmas tree on the facade of the pot.
The aroma of coffee, beautiful decor is a great gift for a coffee lover in 2018. Often such trees are used as an idea for a photo, photo sessions with such an accessory turn out to be very interesting.
New Year’s topiary made of coffee beans in the form of a Christmas tree (video of the master cashier)
You yourself can make your own photo or video master class, because many ideas come to mind while watching someone’s work. One inspiring photo and you’re ready to make your Christmas tree topiary. Creative inspiration and interesting finds!
New Year’s topiary (photo)