DIY Heart Topiary For Valentine’s Day

DIY Heart Topiary For Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's day project shows you how to make a heart topiary perfect for decorations, romantic table centerpieces and craft room decorations.

What you need

6″ Styrofoam Ball,
2 4″ Styrofoam Discs,
2 yd of Feather Boa,
Pink and Red Glitter Foam Sheets,
Wooden Dowel,
Flower Pot,
Ribbon,
Green Tissue Paper,
Valentine’s Scrapbook Paper,
Hot Glue or other Adhesive.

Instructions

Step 1:

Glue one end of your feather boa to the top of your styrofoam ball . Wrap your feather boa around your Styrofoam ball, gluing it down as your go. When you get to the bottom of your Styrofoam ball, insert one end of your wooden dowel into the bottom of your Styrofoam ball. Secure the end of the feather boa with glue.

Step 2:

From your red and pink glitter foam sheets, cut 12 2” hearts or wooden hearts. Glue them onto the topiary, place them in different spots around the ball.

Step 3:

Using glue, cover your flower pot in a cute piece of Valentine themed scrapbook paper. My flower pot is 4.5” tall, so I trimmed my paper into 2 4.5” x 12” pieces.

Step 4:

Insert the 2 Styrofoam discs into the bottom of your flower pot. Secure them with glue.

Step 5:

Stick the bottom end of your dowel (The opposite end from the topiary) into the Styrofoam in the pot.

Step 6:

Tie a small piece of ribbon around your dowel, just below your topiary.

Step 7:

Cut your green tissue paper into 1” wide strips. Slightly crumble them and arrange them in the top of your pot, to hide the Styrofoam.

And you’re done!



What you need

Bunches of paper roses
Toothpicks
Hot glue gun with sticks
Terra cotta pots
Terra cotta paint
Paint brushes

Instructions

These rose party picks are perfect for parties, mothers day tea’s, high teas or weddings.

Remove the roses from the wire stems. Unbundle the roses and hold the bloom in one hand and pull the wire with the other. Inside the bloom is a tiny piece of Styrofoam that holds the wire in place, you want to leave this for the rose to keep its shape.

 
Plug in the hot glue gun and allow to heat. 
 
Insert the tip of the glue gun into the hole the wire came from and place a small dab of glue. 
 
Insert a toothpick into the hole and secure in the Styrofoam. Set aside to dry.
 
Paint the pot with the white terra cotta paint as a primer and allow to dry. Then, paint the pots to match the décor of your event.
 
Arrange the flowers in the pot, you can add a small piece of floral foam or a ball of clay to the bottom of the pot to keep the picks in place.
 

Comments

  1. Love it:-)

  2. Great idea have to try it:-)

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