I can’t believe this worked! I’ve been wanting to make a DIY Italian fruit topiary sculpture for a while and today I finally finished it. It looks unbelievable!! I didn’t have time to share it today so I realized it needs to be further modified and sealed but I can’t wait to show you did not. Best place? This is another easy DIY!
DIY Fake Italian Fruit Topiary Sculpture:
All I did to make it was buy a styrofoam cone, a planter, and fake fruit that I collected over time. I stuck a toothpick into the fruit to attach it to the cone, and occasionally used hot glue to secure the fruit to the next piece if needed. After I was happy with the fruit placement, I spray painted the whole thing white. [glossy] As mentioned above, we also do touch ups and gloss finish seals. that’s it!You can find the consumables I used [HERE] & [HERE].
- I had the best luck sticking the fruit to the cone with hot glue using a toothpick, but ended up using a mix of both.
- I left some fruit leaves for a unique look.
- I painted the topiary by tilting and rotating it to make sure all sides of the fruit were coated.
- I placed the fruit as a topper on top of the cone and worked my way down from there.
You can find these Italian fruit topiary carvings in antique shops and online. [I shared some in stories for you]flea markets, etc., but they can be expensive, so if you want to see them cheaper, go for it!
- If you’re spray painting your topiary, the fruit can look ugly. So go cheap and just focus on the shape.
- Look for “mini” or “small” sized fruits, as they are easier to work with in this style.
- Make sure the bottom of the cone fits/looks good in your chosen pot.
- You can buy things cheaply that don’t fit your style or want to paint white so you don’t have to make your own.can see a lot Fruit Topiary Carvings Found Under $50 [HERE] something that can transform.
You can customize the look in many ways with different bases, different fruits, different layouts, etc. You can also leave it colorful without spray painting. I want to make more with you! Let’s try something new next week. I might try making a topiary lamp like the one I have. What do you think?View my stories to buy and study supplies and authentic topiaries [HERE]. I would love to see it!