Have you ever started on a project with one thing in mind and ended up with something totally different when you were done? Well this little topiary of mine started out as a decorative ball. I was going to make a bunch of them and put them in a vase, but then the idea of a topiary came to mind. So here it is:
I used the cricut cartridge "Straight from the nest" to create the flowers. If you don't have that cricut cartridge, you could use a flower punch.
To create this topiary:
Styrofoam ball, wooden rod, cotton, tulle, flower pot, white pearl headed pins, flower pot foam
1. Paint your styrofoam ball the same color you plan to make your flowers
2. Punch out all the flowers or use Cricut Cartridge Straight from the Nest flower at 1.0 in.
3. Use pins and poke holes in the flowers
4. Once the paint is dry put flowers and pins in the styrofoam ball
5.Paint rod and flower pot to desired color.
6. Cut rod to height preference
7. Stick rod into styrofoam ball, make sure to hot glue rod and then stick it in
8. Place rod into potting foam (sorry I know it's not the technical term, but the floral foam you use for fake flowers..it's green...) and place it into pot.
9. Place cotton on top of flower foam....I actually used polyfil because that is what I had on hand.
10. Cover with tulle. I hot glued the tulle around the pot.
Happy Crafting Everyone,
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