Hello, I'm glad that you stopped by! I have a fun little project to share today that can recreated by anyone using a few Maya Road goodies and a couple of basic craft supplies.
I love topiaries... love them. Did you know that topiaries have been a symbol of "Charm and Elegance" for centuries? There are so many different varieties now-- from the real or living evergreens to artificial ones. You can find them everywhere as they have been very trendy for a good while now. I guess those ancient Romans really knew how to decorate if we are still using some of their creative ideas today!
Here is one of my versions of a topiary.....
I made this charming little topiary with some of my very favorite Maya Road supplies. I love that it's pink instead of the traditional green color, as it will be uplifting decor for anyone that is feeling a need for Spring. I know that late winter in Minnesota can bring on the "cabin fever" and makes me yearn for some pretty spring colors.
To make this I used a 3.5" Styrofoam ball for the topiary shape and the wood pedestal base is an antique spinning spool and a metal Flower Bottle Cap. The Styrofoam ball is covered with Maya Road's Small Organza Roses Trim in Light Pink. I did not prep the ball with anything-- I just hot glued the trim to the ball and made a flat spot about 1" in circumference that would be the "bottom" of the topiary ball when adhered to the base. I tried to make sure that the outer edges of the trim (the netting that runs along either side of the roses) was not tucked under so that it helped to hide the white of the ball.
Once the entire ball was covered with the trim I wrapped some of the new Paper Twine Cording in the "Earth" color around the ball. To me it brings in the look of nature and reminds me of a vine that has wrapped itself around the topiary. It is glued in place in a few spots with some Vintage Paper Roses and a cluster of flowers and Trinket Pins.
Trinket Pins include the Hot Pink Flowers, Vintage Round Pearl (that has a Vintage Raspberry Bead slid onto it), Vintage Leaf Pin in Cream, and the new Pale Pink Pearl Balls. The cluster of flowers includes a pink Country Gingham Posie, a Vintage Lace Silver Fox Mum, and some of the Organza Mum Trim in Forest green.
Once the ball was decorated I adhered some natural green moss that you can find in the floral section of any craft supply store, to the bottom of the metal Flower Bottle Cap. To prepare the Bottle Cap, I pushed the flower petals inward so that when it was turned upside down it looked like scalloped trim. It was then painted white and when dry I lightly sanded it to give it a distressed look.