Note: Straight pins are used to attach candy bars to topiary.To prevent choking and other hazards, never leave topiaryunattended in presence of young children.
- 1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Cut thinslices from two opposite sides of foam ball so it rests flat.Use marker to indicate center top and bottom of ball.
- 2. Wrap foam ball with three rubber bands, dividing it intosix equal vertical segments from center top to center bottom.Use marker to indicate segment lines; remove rubber bands.
- 3. Use serrated knife to cut a 1/2"-deep, V-shaped groovealong each segment line. Smooth grooves with back of metalspoon. Use skewer to press groove down center of each pumpkin segment.
- 4. Paint pumpkin orange and foam cone green; let dry. Usepencil to poke holes in center bottom of cone and center top of pumpkin.
- 5. Cut 8" length from wooden dowel. Paint dowel green; letdry. Glue and insert dowel 3" into bottom of cone; let dry.Glue opposite end of dowel deeply into pumpkin; let dry.
- 6. Tie several raffia strands around base of dowel. Tie ribboninto loopy bow and glue to front of pumpkin as shown.
- 7. Beginning near bottom edge, use quilting pins to attachcandy bars to cone, overlapping rows as shown. Pin bon-bon to tip of cone.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:Costume Party Treat BagsGlowing Skull Party FavorO Sweet Christmas Tree