Friday, January 28, 2011

Flower Topiary

I've had this cute little flower topiary from back in my college days. I have no clue when or where I got it let alone how much it cost. Since we bought our house I just haven't found a spot for it to go and so it has remained in my garage sale/Salvation Army box in the basement.

The other day I got it out to see if it would fit in a new place I'm redoing (more on that in a later post) and decided it just needed a little revamping and it would be a perfect Valentine's decoration.

So I painted the base with some craft paint, shoved some little red berries in there (I really should hot glue them or something!), and finished it off with a little red ribbon. All it took were a few supplies lying around the house and now I love it sitting out as a new holiday decoration. I'm so glad I didn't decide to trash it after all.

Don't have one of these just lying around??? All you'd need to make the same thing from scratch would be:

- a small pot with styrofoam and moss
- a stick
- a round styrofoam sphere
- small flowers and pins


1. Paint the pot.
2. Cut the foam to fit the pot.
3. Hot glue some moss on top.
4. Stick the stick into the pot and stick the foam ball on top.
5. Push pin flowers into the sphere until the entire thing is covered.
6. Add any embellishments you want!

Have fun!

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