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Festive Felt Christmas Topiary

Festive Felt Christmas Topiary
Festive Felt Christmas Topiary
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Celebrate Christmas like they do in Whoville with this Festive Felt Christmas Topiary.  Great for using as a table centerpiece or for adding a touch of whimsical decor to your mantel, this handmade topiary is great for those who love to add a splash of whimsy to their holiday decor.  This cute handmade Christmas centerpiece also has a cute little critter hanging out under the trees.  Whether he's enjoying a tropical island getaway during the holiday season or he's gearing up to celebrate Christmas in style, this adorable centerpiece is sure to be one that will have all your friends and family in the holiday spirit.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts

Beginner

HolidayChristmas

Materials:

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam
    • Balls: 1.5”, 3”, 4” and 6”
  • Felt: Dark Green, Medium Green, Orange and Red
  • (2) 3/8” x 12” Wooden Dowels
  • Acrylic Paint: Red and White
  • 6” Container
  • 1.5” Ribbon: Red/White Stripe
  • Christmas Print Ribbon
  • Toothpicks
  • Small Black Beads
  • Artificial Snow
  • Make It: Fun® Foam Tools
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Wire Cutters

 

 


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Instructions:

  1. Cut 3” off one of the dowels with wire cutters.  Paint the two dowels white and let dry.  Paint red stripes on the dowels and set aside to dry.
     
  2. Cut several 1/8” x 2” long strips of red felt for the bird.  (They do not need to be the exact size.)  Use the tuck tool to tuck the center of each felt strip into the 1.5” ball to completely cover.  Glue small beads in place for the bird’s eyes and a small triangle of orange felt in place for the beak.  Glue 1.5” red/white stripe ribbon around two toothpicks and insert into the bottom of the bird for legs.

    Festive Felt Christmas Topiary

    Festive Felt Christmas Topiary

    Festive Felt Christmas Topiary
     
  3. Cut several ¾” x 5” strips of dark green felt.  Use the tuck tool to tuck the centers of the felt strips into the 4” ball to completely cover.  Cut several ½” x 4” wide strips of the medium green felt.  Tuck the felt strips into the 3” ball to completely cover.

    Festive Felt Christmas Topiary
     
  4. Trim the 6” ball to fit snuggly inside the container.  Glue the shorter dowel into the 3” green felt ball and the other end into the container, slightly angled to the right.  Glue the taller dowel into the 4” green felt ball and the other end into the container slightly angled to the left.  Glue the bird into the container in front of the trees.

    Festive Felt Christmas Topiary

    Festive Felt Christmas Topiary

    Festive Felt Christmas Topiary
     
  5. Tie Christmas ribbon around the top of the container and fill with artificial snow.

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