Of course, I lost my way and can't seem to find the exact site that I was visiting. Which means that I can't properly credit the amazing talent that shared her ideas with the world. So, in an effort to be fair, please know that I did not come up with this super exciting plan on my own. But, I am tweaking it to put my personal spin on it.
You should, too!
Felt topiaries! Not only are they simple to make, they look chic. What a great way to dress up a mantel or sofa table! I don't think it looks campy or cr*fty.
Here's what you need:
- 1/2 yard of felt (I'm using two colors, so you'd need 1/4 yd of each)
- 12" dowel rod (sold in a pack of 6 for $.99)
- (2) 3" styrofoam balls
- Small pot for the base
- Decorative moss
- 1 yard of ribbon
- Cut approximately 80 3" circles from the felt - an equal number of each color.
- Fold the circles in half, then in half again.
- Secure to the styrofoam ball with straight pins.
- Fill in around the ball until you have a fullness that looks nice to you.
- Take one dowel and insert through the entire width of your second ball. There is no magic method for this that I could figure out. I started a hole with a pencil and worked the dowel through. Try to keep your hole as straight as you can make it.
- Insert the other end of the dowel into your felted ball. Push it to the depth that you like for the height of your topiary.
- Secure the bottom styrofoam ball to your pot with a bead of hot glue.
- Cover the exposed styrofoam ball with decorative moss and tie a pretty ribbon on the dowel.
- You're done! Isn't it pretty?
By the way, I HATED working with the decorative grass that I purchased. It made a terrible mess. I have another idea for that step of the project and enough supplies to make two more topiaries. I'll share my idea in a future post (if it works out!).
"Cr*fty Sunday" is taking place tomorrow at a friend's house. Tomorrow's post will be all about the project that we'll be tackling. I believe that Manhattans are involved in the festivities... genius!