The simplest designs are the most popular and this topiary tree has to be in the top ten! In eight simple steps you can re-create this design and once mastered make your own versions.
When you have why not post your design on to Pinterest and let us know!
- 12 x 5” latex balloons
- 1 x pot (eg 5” plant pot which could be sprayed with silver or gold paint)
- 1 x dry oasis brick
- 1 x length of dowelling (approx. 24”)
- Mini pebbles
- 2” wide ribbon
Cover the dowelling with ribbon
Place the oasis in the pot (secure with glue if necessary for stability) and glue the dowelling into the oasis
Inflate balloons with air
Tie two balloons together by knotting the necks together. Repeat, creating 6 sets of 2 balloons
Place one set of 2 balloons on top of another and rotate 90 degrees. Press down so the knots ‘lock’ and then twist the balloons around each other a couple of times to secure together. Then add another set of 2 balloons and again, twist to secure. Repeat until a ‘ball’ type cluster is created.
Place the balloon cluster on top of the dowelling.
Place mini pebbles in the pot until the oasis is covered.
To add the finishing touch, tuck lengths of tulle in between the balloons and leave a longer ‘tail’ to trail down the dowelling. Wire garland is also perfect for winding around the topiary tree and twisting around the dowelling. The picture shows wire garland with holly leaves which provides the finishing touch for a Christmas table centre.
We recommend the these lime green and goldenrod latex balloons for your tree, but you can choose any 5-inch balloons you like. Feel free to mix & match colours to make your tree stand out, or even scale up your design with bigger balloons for a bigger visual impact!