Monday, October 4, 2010

Finally Complete

It took two trips to Michael’s and two nights to complete, but my topiaries are done!  If you want to make two buy:

-2 small pots
-2 small styrofoam balls and 2 mediums ones
-2 dowel rods
-spray paint

Thankfully, my in-laws have a small hardware store at their house so I got the 2 dowel rods there.  I stuck those in the smaller balls and put those in the pot first.  I spray painted the whole thing and it only took two coats.
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Cut your dowel rod down to the height that you want.  I had to cut it twice because it was way too tall the first time.  Then, I just spread out my supplies and decided on what the heck I was going to do.  Took me a little while to get a game plan together. 

Also, remember to hot glue the dowel rod to the balls and the balls to the pot.  Makes life easier!

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Now, just start sticking your floral pieces in where you want them!  I would cut the pieces so I had about an inch to push into the base and it would stick out a few inches from the base.  I wanted it to look as full as possible.

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So, here is my final result!  I think it turned out great; especially for my first go around.  I have QUITE a bit left over… oops.  So if anyone wants a topiary, you know who to call!  And, it isn’t Ghostbusters….

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What else should I put on this table? 


Allison said...

They look great Emily! Love they types of floral pieces you chose!

Monica said...

These are amazing! I havent found any I like as much as these. I linked to you! I'm doing this as soon as possible! Thanks for sharing

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

These are the most beautiful topiaries I have seen. I love them. That is what you call elegant fall decor. Just beautiful.

Michelle said...

I love them! I need to make one!!

- Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

Mandy said...

So cute! I love the pieces that stick way out - darling!

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michaela said...

Love love love love love! Did I say that I LOVE these? I do. Love them.
I am absolutely going to make these!

Rhonda Merry said...

You did an amazing job, Beautiful!

As to what to add... a clear amber color bowl for your mini gords or a 5" candle. (Rule of 3)

Michaela said...

Wow! This is awesome. What great color it adds to your space. I love the heigh it adds, too! You're so talented

Amber said...

I really love these. So pretty!