Topiary is perfect for decorating any room. Moreover, such a self-made composition is considered to be a perfect giftTopiary is perfect for decorating any room. Moreover, such a self-made composition is considered to be a perfect gift Topiary - a decoration of a series of hand-made, which is an artificial, some fantastic tree. In fact for its manufacture may be used, for example, coffee beans, herbarium, stones, or simply Svarovski tissue grafts. The main thing - it is necessary to do it with his own hands. The meaning of "Topiary" is taken from the Greek language, where it literally means "tree of happiness." Their size can be very different. Most often they are made small, but well-known masters, who made a giant topiary, several meters high.


History Topiary: How did this creative idea

It is believed that originally appeared in the age-old Topiary Greece. While the country for the rest of Europe it was known for its sculptors, architects, decorators. Topiary at that time - they were real trees, but that a certain form set. Their crown adorned in all possible ways, ranging from Machined wood finishing shape cutting branches themselves.

The exact history of the emergence Topiary is currently not known, but a lot of it is associated with:

  • Hanging gardens of Babylon.
  • With the giving of gifts to the gods of Olympus.
  • On the other ceremonies dedicated to the celebration in honor of certain gods.

In a pot, not only can serve as a basis for topiary, but any other capacity: a cup, a glass or a small vedertseIn a pot, not only can serve as a basis for topiary, but any other capacity: a cup, a glass or a small vedertse

By the way, I have yet to notice that there are historians category, which assure that the manufacturing Topiary in its present form originates from France 17-18 centuries. Then the architects come up with Versailles to create artificial trees that could serve as a decoration, even in winter. And in the early 20th century about Topiary it was widely known throughout Europe.


What is Topiary and what they are

Initially it was thought that Topiary - it is a decoration, which simultaneously serves as a symbol of protection for the home. A little later, we began to talk about the fact that an artificial tree made of precious materials, brings wealth. And in the 20th century it argued that it is simply the "tree of happiness", a kind of a symbol of prosperity, like a horseshoe on the front door.

And it should be noted that Topiary has different types:

  • "Room" topiary.
  • Street.
  • On the basis of a living tree.

To make the upper part can be using small balls of yarn, and any piece of paper with a picture suitable for decorating the bottomTo make the upper part can be using small balls of yarn, and any piece of paper with a picture suitable for decorating the bottom



Now at Topiary involve crafts, is an artificial small tree that is located in a flower pot. And they are also divided into many types, including: flower topiary, fabric, foam, wood and so on. That is, the difference lies in the material from which they are created.

There is a whole lot of algorithms as it is necessary to create a topiary, but that's only a few people mention that any rules there can not exist in principle. In essence we are talking about some fantastic tree. Everyone does it the way he wishes it to be. 

That is, the proportions, the options, the size - is not limited by any boundaries. The shape of the crown, the observance of some natural settings (eg height of the tree in relation to the thickness) - all this is irrelevant. By this project, and for each product - especially individual.

Create a mini topiary

Mini Topiary - the art of making small artificial trees that are predominantly "planted" in the ordinary flower pot. As the title already can understand that we are talking about simple decorations for the house, with dimensions comparable to conventional plants. Collect a topiary can be almost improvised.

For fans of miniature decorative elements in the interior will be a great option mini topiary in the form of a small tree placed in the cupFor fans of miniature decorative elements in the interior will be a great option mini topiary in the form of a small tree placed in the cup

If you are engaged in manufacturing Topiary the first time, the basis is better to take the most ordinary foam any bizarre (although you can take and the ball). Also need any glue (preferably hot or rubber), scissors and any decorations. Crohn's and trunk are attached to the base of the flower pot, the top - or backfilled with sand or rounded stones - here someone as you wish. 

A suit for the final decoration:

  • Dried flowers.
  • Beads.
  • Bright colored foil.
  • Color broken glass (you can even bottled).
  • Wire.
  • Coins.

A great gift for your girlfriend will be red topiary in the shape of heartA great gift for your girlfriend will be red topiary in the shape of heart


The World Wide Web, you can see hundreds of variations of the photo processing mini topiary for every taste. According to him it is possible to understand what are the forms of crowns, which methods can be used for final decoration (eg, golden ribbon stem, artificial snow for the crown). But always it must be remembered that the product is not limited to the imagination.

Who can give and what is needed Topiary

This is probably the most frequent question asked by the wizard when creating a "tree of happiness." For the same, which is grown flowers - to create beauty, an atmosphere of comfort and well-being. Plus, Topiary - a unique opportunity to put their fantastic ideas in real life as handmade-jewelry. It can be termed as something unique, and at the same time the history of the origin will be known only to the creator.

Topiary To decorate, you can take any plastic items of small size fruits, vegetables, flowers, beadsTopiary To decorate, you can take any plastic items of small size fruits, vegetables, flowers, beads

Topiary can be used again:


  • As a gift (no worse than artificial flowers).
  • Interior decor (art-house now in the trend).
  • To decorate the land or beds (from someone gnomes, and you - topiary).

Many do take up the manufacture of Topiary in order to develop a child's creative qualities. It is much better and more interesting than a simple drawing, molded from clay and other things that the kid and so will have to try in kindergarten, school. And someone creates a topiary for profit! And it's worth noting there are such artifacts is quite expensive. For example, a mini-tree from coffee beans cost several thousand. But also for its production will require far one day.

Production topiary of napkins (video)

And if Topiary brings happiness and wealth? In this age-old Greeks believed, as well as French. Of course, no one can argue that the product possesses a certain magic. Rather, it is a symbol of peace and prosperity in the family circle. Many do believe that it is a separate line of flower arranging, but say that is not quite correct. Flowers as decorations here are rarely used. 

Topiary in the interior (photo)

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