So, I was sitting there, thinking of ideas and writing them in my idea notebook that I could share with you all, and it came to me. Flower topiary. You know, like these green moss spheres (made by the crafty minds at Nesting Place)? They’re classy and earthy, qualities I adore, but I think they need a little something special for spring!
Sure, the green is natural, and elegant, but I live in the Pacific North West. It’s been a long, wet winter and anything and everything is covered in green moss. You can see why I would need a punch of color, especially since it’s officially spring and the weather is starting to get nice!
Let’s get started, shall we?
First off, you’ll need the following:
- Dowel, length depends on how tall you want your topiary.
- Small flower pot
- Fake flowers
- Twine or yarn
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Whiffle balls. That’s right. Whiffle balls.
- Floral Foam
Once you get to the mark you made, put a dab of glue on the dowel and wrap around the mark to give your ball a base to sit on and do the same on the other pen mark, only not as thick. Keep wrapping the stick until you get to the top. Tie off the yarn and slide the first ball into place.
Now tie the yarn back onto the dowel and wrap it thick. Put the second ball in place and glue the heck out of it. You should even use a hole near the base to make sure it’s glued from the middle. Hold the ball steady until the glue hardens.