Good Morning! I demonstrated our CHA booth topiary on Good Things Utah this morning.
The subtle glittering in our Lost and Found collections add the perfect touch to this project.
This topiary was a hit at the show. I know you’ll love it to!
Supplies: To make a double-tiered topiary. Cut supplies in half to make one tier.
- 2 ½ – Each of the 10 Lost & Found Portobello Road patterned papers
- 1 package Lost & Found Union Square “Favorite” Trims
- 1 - 5” Styrofoam ball
- 1 - 6” Styrofoam ball
- 1 - 3/8” dowel 16” in length
- 1 package pearl head pins
- For fun: Add Portobello Road “Buddies” Decorative brads and Trims
- Also used: Glue gun and sticks, water bottle, circle punch, brown spray paint, glass pebbles, and 6” wide vase.
1. Paint dowel brown and allow time to dry.
2. Gently push dowel through 6” Styrofoam ball and about half way into 5” Styrofoam ball and add hot glue to keep in place.
3. Add topiary into vase and add glass pebbles to secure in place (can cut use floral Styrofoam square in the vase for stability).
4. Create 67 – 70 paper roses out of My Mind’s Eye Portobello Road papers.
4a. Cut (14) – 2” x 12” strips from each of the 10 Portobello Road patterned papers.
4b. Adhere two strips together to make a 2” x 24” strip. 7 strips of each of the 10 paper patterns.
4c. Punch (70) - 1 ½” circles.
4d. Lightly spritz each long strip with water, fold in half and roll up or fold up into flower shape.
4e. Use glue gun (liquid glue or glue dot) and glue flower to a circle to keep flower together.
5. Starting at the top of the 6” Styrofoam ball, add flowers in a random order. I created about 4 flowers and added them to the ball and then repeated that process until the project was complete.
6. When 6” Styrofoam is complete, start at the top of the 5” ball and complete in the same fashion.
***You may need to make some smaller roses to fill in any “holes”***
7. Tie ribbon in a simple bow on the bottom of each ball.
Free downloadable instruction pdf: Download 2010_08_12_MME_Topiary
I will add the video from today’s segment later this afternoon when it is available.You know, sometimes great ideas come at the last minute. Don’t discount them if they do. We decided to add this project to the booth just two days before those that went to the show left!