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I've got another NO CRAFT GENE REQUIRED Project for ya! This one might not even cost you a thing!

I hunted around the house for all that I needed to create these DIY Poster board Fabric Topiaries. I used a pair of old candlesticks, an old curtain and some broken costume jewelry and bead garland.

For the base, I used these old candlesticks and to hold the form onto them...yeppers, I hot glued an upside down paper bowl. On my other one, I had a small piece of floral foam that I cut and used.
To make the form for your topiary, simply use a piece of poster board paper that I had on hand for kids projects. You can grab it at your local dollar store - mine has them 2/$1.

Using the long side of the poster board, simply roll your paper until you have the point at the top and the width for the topiary you want. You'll cut down the bottom/uneven portion to leave yours at whatever height you like. I used shipping tape to secure it.
I cut fabric from an old/unused curtain I had hung onto because I loved the damask print. I also made a second one with even more of my leftover fabric from my dining room table re-do.
I then sprayed my posterboard form all over with an all purpose adhesive spray and rolled it onto the fabric. Smooth out any wrinkles and I didn't worry about the back side where the fabric edges meet - noone will ever see that part!

I used scrap edging and ribbons and then some sentimental broken pins, beads and pieces from old jewelry. You can decorate yours with anything you Grandbaby helped me with mine and we had so much fun!
We still have to add some embellishments to the brown/black one, but I had to share that one too!

That's it! This one is very simple to do and beats paying upwards of $40 and much more for similar topiaries in stores!

I LOVE topiaries and the possibilities for styles with this project are limitless! They will make for some great gifts, too!

What do you think? I'm sure you can create some beautiful topiaries to put mine to shame!

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I linked this post up over at DebbieDoos Holiday Knock Off Decor Party