I made three fruit topiary’s for my fall dining table.
I saw one recently at a fabulous local garden & gift store that I frequently go to for inspiration.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this store.
They don’t have a website, otherwise I would share a link with you.
These topiary’s were created similar to the egg topiary I did last spring.
It’s a fun project that doesn’t take too much time and the cost is reasonable.
:: varying size styrofoam cones
:: faux fruits; apples, pears, or any other you may find.
:: craft moss (green or spanish, whichever you prefer)
:: candle holders for base
:: hot glue
I started with 3 styrofoam cones I had on hand.
I found the cute little apples and pears at Michael’s, they come in little bags of about 15 or so.
( I used a 50% off coupon to keep my costs down )
I also found some fruit at Target on clearance which was perfect.
The larger apples and pears are available at the Dollar Tree, but I did have a few on hand.
I worked from the bottom up, gluing fruit all around my cone.
Because the hot glue does tend to melt the styrofoam a bit, I had to hold the fruit in place for a few seconds before moving to the next, otherwise my fruit would fall off.
Once my cone was covered to my liking, I hot glued the cone to my candle holders.
Then I hot glued moss in the spaces between my fruit to hide the styrofoam.
This way, I didn’t need to purchase as much fruit.
And that was it!
Easy right ?!?
I really love how they look on our table too.
Festive, fall and fruity!