Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ivy Letter Topiary

I wanted to make a big initial  letter to display on a shelf , and when I found this cool idea
on  Family Fun magazine, I  decided to give it a try.
Great gardening craft to make with kids!
My problem was to find a rectangular pot that fitted inside a pretty container. Good luck on that!
So, I got two small ivy plants on two pots,and put inside a loaf bread pan as you see above.
When it is on the shelf, nobody will see inside, right?
I made the letter using sticks and twine. The magazine asked for 12-gauge covered floral wire, but the sticks worked better for me.
Now I need to be patient and wait the ivy grow and cover the letter. As it grows, I will tie it on the sticks.
Let me tell you, next time I will start with longer ivy plants. :)
If you don't have the magazine and want to make it, you can find the directions at the Family Fun website.
Thanks for stopping by!
Ana Paula.


  1. You always have such fun ideas to share with us, Ana Paula--I'll bet that ivy will grow very quickly in all that wonderful California sunshine :)

  2. You gave me an idea, Ana! The girls and I might do it this summer. Thanks for joining us and sharing with us this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  3. I believe this will be fall? Summer is just too busy but I can see it in one of my big pots near our pool....making an S might be hard though.