Friday, September 23, 2011

Duct tape Halloween topiary~

The supply list for a duct tape topiary is pretty small...

You'll need:
Styrofoam ball...(go with a small size, trust me:)
a wooden dowel
2 rolls of black duct tape
glass or a pot
candy corn
hot glue


The black rosettes are made by cutting 6''-8'' of duct tape, folding the edge down and rolling.
You can check out a more detailed tutorial with THIS project.

Once you have a few million (j/k but it feels like it) rosettes, glue them to the styrofoam ball.

Keep them nice and close to each other. It takes a lot. I used 2 full rolls of duct tape.

 Shove a painted dowel into the center of the ball and plant it in a pot full of candy corn.
I probably should have used something a little less edible.  I'm sure this won't make it until Halloween...or Sunday for that matter.


  1. This is so cool! I just bought some black duct all I need is patience.

  2. Wow. I love this. I just bought some topiary stands at a thrift store that I want to redo with something cool for Halloween. There's 2 of them with 4 balls total, I don't know if I have that much patience, we'll see! I can't believe you went through 2 rolls of duct tape for just the small one! Well done.

  3. Hi,
    My friend, R and I love your blog. Tien

  4. Thank you Tien!

    Lindsay, If it was me I wouldn't do four!! Ha ha ha...It took me a couple of hours to do one! If I were to do it again, I think I would have just used black tissue paper flowers:)

    Thanks for the comments ladies! I really appreciate them:)

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