Topiary, or "tree of happiness" is a refined and original interior decoration consisting of decorative embellished crown, the trunk and the tank, which fixed the tree.

As the basis for crown craftswomen use either ready shop blanks, often shaped or carved base out of scrap materials.

Manufacturing of ball for the topiary foam

The foam balls are very easy to use: their surface is well attached decorative elements, they are easy to paint, adjust the shape.

To make such a ball at home, using a simple device made from scrap plumbing pipe, or any other sturdy tube.

The size of the finished ball will depend on the tube diameter, so for making small objects, you can use the plastic tubes from the foam, and for large balls to make a device out of the tube, where you store the rolls of linoleum.

Device for cutting balloon is a plastic tube, one end of which is cut half in length, representing about a third of the tube. The resulting piece should resemble a scoop.

устройство для вырезания шара

All trimmed and bottom of the billet tightly paste sandpaper is better suited to the smallest, "nulevka". The device is immersed in the foam side with the edge of the sandpaper and use it to cut out a cylinder.

The foam cylinder is placed on the opposite side of the device resembling a scoop, and rotating around its own axis to grind the spherical shape.

вырезание шара

Manufacturing of ball for the topiary from the newspaper

A more simple method of manufacture of a ball involves the use of old Newspapers. A quarter of the newspaper crumples to obtain a spherical shape, and then layer by layer add more a sheet of newspaper until the balloon reaches the desired size.

The finished ball is placed in an old sock, pull the fabric and gathering it in folds at the base, tie with thread or sew a few stitches. Instead of a sock can be used an old handkerchief, nylon stocking, unnecessary scraps of fabric.

For connection of the trunk of the topiary and his crown on the basis of newspaper ball, you must at the base of the workpiece to be done with scissors, a small hole, fill it with glue and insert the trunk of the future tree.

шары из газеты

Manufacturing of ball for the topiary of sinetone

For the topiary with light decorative elements – feathers, paper flowers, beads, etc. the basis for the crown can be made from scraps of batting or foam.

Of batting form spherical billet and wrapped her strong thread to secure the shape.

The preform is then placed on a piece of polyester batting or any fabric cut in the form of a circle, lay the seam edge of the circle, pull together and fasten the thread ends.

шары из синтепона