Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentines Topiary....

Although I don't have my valentines decorations out yet, I have been working on some.  It is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for (I think I say that about every holiday tho).  I love all things pink, red, sparkly, with hearts and about love!  I've been wanting to do a topiary with cupcake liners for awhile now and figured that Valentines Day was the perfect holiday for one.  Here is what I came up with:


Supplies:  Bucket or some type of container.  Styrofoam ball and styrofoam square (to put in the bucket).  Dowel or wood skewer, 75 cupcake liners, hot glue and hot glue gun.  Ribbon, tulle, burlap and Valentines stickers.


I folded the liners doing some folded on the inside and some folded on the outside.  This gave a good mix of showing the red, pink and white colors.  Using the hot glue gun, I glued them to the styrofoam ball.   I started at the top and worked my way to the bottom making sure that I didn't have any gaps.  I did paint the stryofoam ball red beforehand, but really didn't need to because none of it shows through if you place them tight enough.


I found the cute bucket at Walmart for .97 cents.  I decorated it with sparkly foam valentine stickers.  I covered the styrofoam in the bucket with burlap and then tucked some tulle around the edges.  Then,  I wrapped the skewer/dowel in red ribbon, stuck it in the square styrofoam. I added some red and pink ribbon and white tulle and wah-lah!  So easy and very inexpensive to make!

I can't wait until February so that I can put this baby on my table as the centerpiece!

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