Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a little gumball (spice drop) topiary that I made recently. I made it for our kitchen to go with the gingerbread theme that I have going on in there. I was inspired to make one of these after seeing a similar one that was shared on Facebook. I’ll show more of our kitchen decorations soon but for now, I’ll just show you how I made this topiary.
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I used a terracotta pot that was already painted black and green and a thick candy cane. To anchor the candy cane in the pot, I used some floral foam. But my suggestion would be to use a slightly larger pot and put some rocks in the bottom for added weight. The top of the topiary is surprisingly heavy and mine would topple over easily if I didn’t have it in a secure place.
I used whole wooden toothpicks to attach the spice drops, but it would have made it so much easier if I had cut the toothpicks in half! It was a little hard to push those toothpicks all the way into the ball so I will save you the trouble that I had!
Now if only I can keep Leo from snitching those spice drops from the topiary!
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