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Spring Topiary DIY | Paper Flower Topiary DIY

Spring Topiary DIY | Paper Flower Topiary DIY

 

spring topiary DIY

 

It’s FINALLY spring!!  Even though it is still snowing outside, I’m ignoring it, and putting out as much pastel springtime decor as I can!!!!

I recently made these pink paper flower spring topiaries – and wanted to show you how I did it!

Materials needed:

2 Styrofoam Ball, 5-Inch

Flower Punch – usually used for scrapbooking

scrapbook or colored paper

paint that will match your flowers (optional)

Pearlized Ball Head Straight Pins, 120-Count

dowel – about 24″ long

Smoothfoam Cube Foam

pot/planter/container

Spanish Moss

ribbon (optional)

 

 

spring topiary materials

This is the same paper punch I used over on this Spring Vase project.  I hit up a 4/$1 scrapbook paper sale at Michaels.  I punched out 4 sheets of the pink design to cover both styrofoam balls.  I also had some vellum around, so I punched flowers out of that as well and doubled up the vellum on top of the scrapbook paper.  It gave it a little more shine and dimension – but that is totally optional.

spring topiary styrofoam balls

 

All you do is take the flowers and pin them into the ball!  It’s really simple!  The first time I did this though, the background color of the Styrofoam ball was white.  I didn’t like the way that color was showing through, so I took out the flowers and painted it – and stuck them back in.

Then you take the dowel and just stick it in the ball and inside the foam cube that you should have in your pot.  I covered up the foam cube with some spanish moss and hot glued it in.  You can paint the dowel, or add a bow like I did if you like.

They are bright and so spring like – it helps me forget the white stuff that hasn’t yet melted outside!

For more topiary inspiration – check out my Coffee Filter Topiary Video Tutorial

spring topiary collage



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