This DIY spring artificial topiary is the perfect way to bring spring colors into the home. After a long winter, its nice to have bright colors around as an antidote for cabin fever and the welcoming of spring.
This is an easy project that is easy customize to your color of choice.
How to make a Spring Topiary Tutorial:
- (2) Styrofoam Ball, 5-Inch
- Flower Punch – usually used for scrapbooking
- Pink Cardstock (or pick your own bring spring color)
- Clear Vellum paper
- Pink Acrylic Paint
- Pearlized Ball Head Straight Pins, 120-Count
- dowel – about 24″ long (cut 48″ in half)
- Smoothfoam Cube Foam
- Spanish Moss
- ribbon (optional) 1. To start, grab your cardstock and punch out pink flowers. You will need around 50 (or 4 sheets of scrapbook paper) for each artificial topiary. This is the same flower paper punch I used over on this Spring Vase project.
2. Next you will need to punch out about 50 flowers out of clear vellum. You will stack the vellum on the pink flowers. The vellum gives shine and dimension to the topiary.
3. If you don’t want the white background showing through from the Styrofoam, then you need to paint your Styrofoam ball first with pink acrylic paint. Wait for that to fully dry before you add your flowers.
4. Next, take a pair of vellum + pink flowers and pin them into the ball! It’s really simple! Experiment with bending up the vellum flowers just a bit to give it more dimension.
5. Once your Styrofoam ball is full of flowers, then take the dowel and just stick it in the ball. Add your foam cube to the inside of the pot you are using to hold the topiary, and stick the opposite end of the dowel into that. Then to cover up the foam cube in your pot, grab some Spanish moss and hot glue it on top.
6. One final touch is to add a complementary bow around the dowel – and then you are done!
These artificial topiaries are bright and spring like – and they help me forget the white stuff that hasn’t yet melted outside!