Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Valentine Week: DIY Valentine Topiaries

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I'm back today with some Valentine eye candy for you!
I'm so in love with these pretty topiaries!
 
Making them was easy, but, I will admit, more time consuming than I expected. My supplies included:  straight pins, a gold paint marker, gold glitter, hydrangea punch, scrapbook paper, two Styrofoam balls, and two gold candlesticks (from Goodwill).
 
 
1.  I started by painting the ball end of the straight pins gold with my paint marker. I sprinkled gold glitter on them before they dried.  The glitter is optional, but gives the completed project a bit more *bling*.  (This is the most time consuming step.)
2.  I punched out hydrangeas from three different scrapbook pages.
3.  I layered two hydrangeas, and stuck them to the Styrofoam balls using the straight pins.
4.  Voila!  Just keep adding more hydrangeas until the whole ball is covered.  You will want to leave a small space on the bottom empty, so that you can place the ball onto your candle stick. 
 
Note:  You could hot glue your hydrangea ball to the candlestick for extra durability.  I simply placed my ball on top of the candlestick, because I want to reuse these candlesticks for other projects.
 
I ended up adding a few left over heart cutouts from my postage garland to the topiary to make them even more Valentine-y.
 
I love this project for it's versatility.  You could use this idea for a bridal shower, baby shower, or birthday party.  Just switch up the scrapbook paper colors, and you've got a completely different look and feel.  You could also fill a large glass vase with these hydrangea balls for a beautiful centerpiece or party decoration...the possibilities are endless here! :)
 
Have a great day!

  
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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I've never seen a hydrangea punch. Very clever!

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  2. I love all the little details on each pinned flower and heart. This is so pretty! I found you on The Winthrop Chronicles :) Have a great day!

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  3. Oh! These must have taken FOREVER to complete!! But you know what- they were absolutely worth it! I love how you balanced them on the candlesticks. Very pretty!

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  4. so adorable and creative! i've never seen something like it! :)

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  5. So incredibly sweet!! <3 Thanks for sharing...pinning! ;)

    ~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  6. So cute, April! I love that you added a little bit of glitter too! Gotta have glitter :) Pinned!

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  7. Ha! Love it! This project is on my to do list! I just rearranged some things in the house and this is what I wanted to do to add some color! Love the pins you found!

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  8. I should say made! Great idea with the gold pen!

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  9. very cute! I wish I had a hydrangea punch!

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  10. Thanks, everyone! Elise and Cheryl, I added a link to the hydrangea punch in the listed materials above. They are $11 on Amazon...but I've also seen them at Michael's! :)

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  11. It turned out beautiful!! I'd love for you to share it at our Craft Party! Just follow the link....http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-16.html

    {HUGS}
    Marti

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  12. So cute! Guess it's time to pull out my V-day stuff...where has time gone!

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  13. I love these! I have the same hydrangea punch sitting in my drawer--what a great usage idea...

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  14. I'm in love with the little punched hearts that you included! beautiful. pinning!

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party opens every Wednesday.

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  15. I have never made a topiary before but I think I NEED to now!

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  16. These are ADORABLE!! Pinned!! :) Thanks for sharing & thanks for linking up to the "Love It" party!!

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  17. This is an adorable idea and so well executed!

    I host a weekly party called Seasonal Sundays and would love to have you link.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  18. Hi April - What a clever idea! And I love that you got the candlesticks at Goodwill (I'm at my thrift store every week for my hoard.... I mean craft projects!). Thank you so much for linking up to the Peace, Love, and Chocolate Party and supporting such a great cause. Hugs, Holly

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