|Simple mini hedge|
I made something on my own with no tutorials, lol. Yay!
I have always loved our privacy hedges. They surround our family home on three sides, and I have fond memories of searching for lady bugs in the hedges for hours on end with my best friends, Laurie and Maria, when I was a little girl.
I wondered if a hedge would look nice on my patio, to help anchor the topiary trees, so I made a very simple one. I used left over foam core from my bake shop, cut it so it would be 4 inches tall (4 feet tall in miniville, lol), and as long as I needed it to fit on the patio. I cut two pieces in the size that I needed, glued them together with tacky glue, and painted them green and brown so the white wouldn't show through.
When that was dry, I chopped up some dollar store reindeer and regular moss so it was smaller, coated the foam with tacky glue, and dipped it in the chopped moss.
After it dried (it took all day), I cut a thick craft stick to fit along the bottom of the hedge, painted it dark brown, let it dry, and glued it to the mossy foam using a glue gun. Then I ran a bead of glue gun glue along the edges of the craft stick and added dried coffee grains to simulate dirt. I gently pushed the grounds down so they were completely embedded in the glue. I used the glue gun to stick the hedge with dirt bottom onto my patio and was done. Sorry I didn't photos of steps along the way, but I was experimenting and wasn't sure how it would turn out.
|Rear view of mini hedge|
|Dolls enjoying outdoor patio and hedge|
|Mini patio with hedge and topiary trees|
I am loving this, can you tell? Hope you're enjoying the journey with me.