Here is a tutorial to go with my copy me challenge.
I have a love for topiary right now and of course I wanted to try my hand at making my own.
I was at my local Wal-Mart and they had a pack of three decorative balls on clearance sale for $7.00. I came very close to buying and using them as a topiary. In my quest to create items I want at a cheaper price I decided to try my hand at making some of my own.
I already had some of these Styrofoam balls, to use as the base of my topiary.
I purchased one bag of this for $1.00.
I just started pushing the stems into the ball.
I put them in around the center first.
Looks like a dahlia
There were a few spaces where I couldn't get the potpourri close enough so I broke a few of the pieces apart and put a dab of glue to cover any of the open spaces.
I covered the entire ball leaving a small spot for a dowel stick to go in later.
I place a small dab of glue and started twisting the jute around the dowel.
I put some floral foam in a small container I had bought at Old Time Pottery for (I love this store), then I put some hot glue on the dowel and pushed it down in the foam. I added some moss to cover the foam and make it all pretty.
I added this heart and wala. What do you think?
Do you think Miss Mustard Seed would have this in her house?
Here is the link to check out what everyone else is doing.
Take a look here at what I found over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, just look on the table.
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