Friday, April 1, 2011

Double-Tiered Topiary Tutorial

Today's Tutorial is brought to you by our very talented Debbie Sherman!!!

Double-Tiered Topiary


Supplies Needed:
5 sheets of Vicki B patterned papers: Stripe, Floweret, Bazzilion,
Florilicious, Loverly
Coordinating Double Dot Ribbon
1double Topiary form (can be purchased at Craft stores)
Hot Glue gun and glue sticks
1 bag of large pearls, gems or whatever you want as your flower center.
1 bag of glass pebbles to cover base of topiary or moss or whatever you would like for your cover.
1Terra cotta pot
2 flower punches in 2 different sizes


NOTE: Cut supplies in half to make one tier.




Instructions:
Punch enough flowers with both flower punches for both top and bottom 
balls of Topiary. You will need approximately 125-150 flowers for each ball. 
I punched all the flowers first and added them to the ball.  



Starting at the top of the ball, hot glue flowers in a random order.
Snuggle them up close to each other.


Continue until both balls until they are completely covered.



Add centers to flowers with hot glue gun.


When all centers are added, insert the base of the 
Topiary into the pot and hot glue to pot.


Adhere pebbles to top of the Topiary base, cover completely.


Embellish as desired. I tied a double dot ribbon in a 
simple bow on the bottom of each ball.


ENJOY!!!
Thanks Debbie for the great tutorial!

Happy FRIDAY!

16 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous, Debbie!

    Alicia Giess

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  2. I love it Debbie! Your home must be such a treat for the eyes with all your beautiful projects! thanks for sharing this!

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  3. OMG! Debbie is so talented! This is fabulous!

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  4. This is JUST AMAZING!! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  5. such a fun project Debbie. Well done.

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  6. Great creativity Debbie, just beautiful!! Congratulations!

    Isabel Causadias

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  7. What an awesome project to tackle! Splendid indeed!

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  8. I mentioned your awsome blog and linked back to you on my last post! I truly enjoyed your flip flop tute, thanks for inspiring! Clau
    http://handmadeconamor,blogspot.com

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  9. Wonderful project! Another way to add your centers is to use pearl tipped pins - they are beautiful and it is very easy to stick one into each flower straight into the foam. They are available in the floral section of the craft store :)

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