Category Archives: Crafting From Your Stockpile

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

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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