In the spirit of all-things warm weather I made a sweet little grapevine ball topiary the other day… tiny lights give a magical glow!
I started with a humble terra cotta flower pot …you know I love terra cotta…(All my projects with terra cotta HERE) and added a grapevine ball, remember the hanging grapevine ball light I made last summer? Posted HERE-
I did the same thing with this little topiary…even an unassuming grapevine sphere is magical when you add tiny white lights…
This project doesn’t take much…
*A terra cotta flower pot (I used a 12″ pot)
*A grapevine ball (12″) Just make certain the ball fits snug into pot
*Strand of 50 tiny lights with BROWN cord
*Strip of sheet moss & a bit of spanish moss
(Ignore the twigs in the photo…they were accidentally in the photo)
First give your terra cotta pot an aged patina…on this pot I used watered down white paint and took it off quickly with a baby wipe… I added just a little watered down green paint and quickly wiped it off until it looked like I wanted it …
Put the lights into the inside of the grapevine ball, tying them with twine as you go to keep them in place…the large 12″ ball is pretty easy to work with simply because of the size…
(this photo was from the outdoor chandelier that I made HERE)
The plug from the lights will go out of the grapevine ball, into the pot and out of the hole in the bottom of the pot…but, the hole isn’t quite big enough for the plug to go through- so to make it a bit bigger you can either:
*Use a Masonry Bit and drill it (I show you how to drill terra cotta HERE)
Or…and this is what I did: * Use a Rasp (which is a round metal file-you can find
at Home Depot) to make the hole large enough to get the plug through…
The Husband helped me use the Rasp to make a tunnel for the cord to sit in so the pot would sit flat…
Now that was easy!
I added strips of sheet moss (w/ a glue gun) onto the lip of the pot…
And softened the edge with some Spanish Moss…
And in a jiffy this little topiary is done!
I know it’s not quite spring time sweet friends…but I’m getting ready
And for those of you who like your creativity in video form…here’s the video tutorial!
Are you dreaming about all things spring?
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