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Valentine's Day Topiary Centerpiece

Heart Topiary This topiary would make a great centerpiece or gift!

You will need:

  • 3-4" f pot
  • 2-3" diameter styrofoam ball
  • 3-4" diameter styrofoam ball
  • One long wooden fondue/shishkebob skewer
  • Pink spray paint
  • Pink and white acrylic paint
  • Floral pins
  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Pink twisted paper
  • Narrow pink, white and/or red ribbon
  • 2" wide ribbon or strips of matching material
  • Dried or silk fs
  1. Paint the bottom of the f pot white. Allow to dry, then paint hearts around the base.
  2. Paint the rim of the pot pink, when dry, paint light pink or white hearts in a row around the rim, separated by a dot of paint.
  3. Spray paint the smaller styrofoam ball pink. Set aside to dry. Paint the fondue skewer white and set aside to dry.
  4. Make your twisted paper heart - take a strip of twisted paper and bend it in the middle. Unwrap the two sides, leaving 2" of the ends twisted. When the pink ball is dry, attach at the bend using a floral pin. Make a small bow using your narrow wire and glue to the top to cover the floral pin. Bring the twisted ends down around the ball and wrap with wire. Leave 2" of wire at the bottom. Wrap the twisted ends and about 1/2" of the wire with floral tape.
  5. Poke one end of the fondue skewer through the twisted paper heart, through the pink ball, and out the other side of the paper heart. From your wide ribbon, cut two identical arrow shaped pieces. Glue back to back on the pointy end of the skewer. Cut two identical feather shaped pieces. Glue back to back on the other end of the skewer.
  6. Insert the larger styrofoam ball into the f pot. Poke the wire from the bottom of your twisted paper heart into the top/center of the large ball. Secure with white glue if necessary.
  7. Make a large bow with the wide ribbon and use a piece of wire to secure it to the front of the bottom ball. Decorate the remaining white space with bows from the narrow ribbon, dried fs, bits of ribbon, etc.
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