Thursday, 17 March 2011

Paper flower topiary

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I decided to get crafty today and created this paper flower topiary.  I’ve seen these around and thought that it was simple enough for even me to do it.
I used a large styrofoam ball, about 8” wide. I cut out two sizes of flowers, a larger flower in blue and a smaller flower in white.
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To save some time, I placed a stack of 4 or 5 together and then bent the petals up.
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I didn’t have just one colour of pins, so I used what I had, multi-coloured.  Place the styrofoam in a can or something similar to keep it steady while inserting the pins.
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I'm sharing in the fun at the parties found here

8 comments:

  1. You are just beaming with talent. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. that is so cute, mel! i love it! can spring just get here already!

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  3. That is really cool! Thank you for stopping by and linking today! :)

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  4. very well done, I will save this for my own use later. Check out my recent post @ http://blog.memetales.com/2011/03/st-patricks-day-craft-and-book/

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  5. That is so sweet! Can almost smell the flowers. Have a great weekend, Vicky

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  6. These are darling! What a great little project for Spring and Easter!

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  7. Wow that looks great! So many things I'd like to try and no time :( Thanks for the comment, I'm feeling better only left with a lingering cough. Uggh!

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  8. That looks awesome! I saw some bunnie rabbits done the same way this weekend at a little shop and I really loved them.

    I'm going to do this one for sure.

    Back in the late 80's/early 90's, Wal-Mart used to sell these doll forms and the skirt was made of styrofoam. The kit included sequins and pins to stick the sequins to the skirt. I did dozens of those things. Your topiary is just a really great update to them.

    Thanks for sharing!

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