The unusual shapes of topiaries are what make them so popular. When most people think of topiaries they think of small green trees, often in ball shapes, and sometimes featuring flowers. However, topiaries come in many shapes, sizes and designs. They don’t even have to have leaves or flowers! For example, if you make a Halloween topiary you’ll see that no greenery is needed.
It’s easy to make a topiary that will add a little eeriness and interest to your Halloween food table. It will cost little money to make it and it can be made in various ways to suit your style. To start you’ll need a plant pot, some Styrofoam balls and a wooden dowel. Glue one of the balls to the inside of the pot to hold the dowel rod.
The dowel you choose should be long but small in diameter. Paint the stick green or wrap it in green floral tape. It can even be colored with a green marker. Push it into the Styrofoam in the pot, take it back out, add a little glue and push it back into the hole. Slide the number of Styrofoam balls that you want onto the dowel.
You can make any number of topiaries by the sizes of the balls you use. Make a topiary with just one ball, two balls or even three. Make them all the same size or use various sizes. Slide the chosen balls onto the dowel leaving a space between each one. Just before positioning each ball apply a little hot glue around the dowel then slide the ball into position. This will keep the balls from sliding once they’re on the dowel.
Use colored tissue paper or crepe paper to cover the Styrofoam balls. Use orange on one ball and black on another. Or, make them all orange, make them all black, or choose a Halloween-theme tissue paper that has images of bats, ghosts or other things. Apply white glue to an area of the first ball, tear off small pieces of the tissue paper, then stick them to the ball. Continue doing this until all the balls are covered completely.
After the balls are covered you can then use Halloween novelties to make the tree you want. Glue on plastic spiders, crawling all over the topiaries, or spread fake spider webs all over them. Attach a rubber bat to the top ball or put small bats all over the arrangement. There are many different ways to decorate the topiaries to make Halloween centerpieces that will give all your guests the creeps!