Valentine’s Topiary

I recently came across a post on how to make an Easter topiary, which I am hoping to make and share come Easter time, and thought a topiary would be a great idea for a Valentine’s Day project!

And here’s how to do it:

What you need:

  • styrofoam ball(s) (I used 3 different sizes – 5, 4 and 3 inches)
  • flower pot(s)
  • wooden dowel(s)
  • hot glue
  • moss
  • floral foam
  • rosettes – to stick with the Valentine’s theme I chose to do red, pink and white (you can go here to see how to make them)

1) Using one of the wooden dowels make a hole into the styrofoam ball. This will be where you place the final dowel and is also necessary so you leave space when placing the rosettes.

2) Start hot gluing the rosettes onto the styrofoam ball. Don’t worry about the placement, just keep adding!

Once all the rosettes are placed they should look similar to this.

3) Take your floral foam and wedge it into the flower pots. Depending on the size of the foam and the flower pots you made need to cut the foam. Don’t worry about how this looks, just make sure the foam isn’t taller than the pot.

4) Place the dowel you initially made in the styrofoam ball and then place it into the floral foam (you’ll notice I painted mine green to make them look more like steams). I put some hot glue into both the hole in the styrafoam ball and the hole in the floral foam – just to make it a bit more secure. Then you’ll want to hot glue the moss on top – this will be messy!

You could make these in different colors – for any time of the year! Or make as many or as few of them as you want. I also thought about painting the pots, but couldn’t decide on a color I was happy with, and am actually pretty happy with having left them as is.

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4 Responses to Valentine’s Topiary

  1. Melanie says:

    Love em! You certainly inherited your creative gene from your Mother.

  2. Thanks Mom! And yes, I got the creative gene from you!

  3. Jennie B says:

    Thanks for teaching me what a “topiary” is.

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