25 April 2013

Easy Grapevine Ball Topiary


Topiary with pink daisies and butterflies

I know you can't wait to see the reveal for my daughter's room.  I have 4 more projects before her room is complete.  This craft is quick and easy to do.  What to see how I did it? Keep reading to see the tutorial.


Step 1:  Paint Pot

I used DIY Chalk Paint in the color Faded Hydrangea by Better Homes and Gardens.

How to Make Chalk Paint:

2 cups paint
5 TBS of Plaster of Paris
2 TBS of water

I used a baby formula can to mix and store the paint.  It worked great!

infant formula container stores chalk paint

flower pot before paint

Step 2:  Assemble

Glue 3 bushels of daisies (18 flowers)  to a grapevine ball. 

silk flowers glued to grapevine ball

Cut a wooden dowel to 12" and glued it to the grapevine ball first.  Glue floral foam to the inside of the pot.  Insert the dowel into the floral foam and secure it with glue.  Cover the foam with moss.

wooden dowel in floral foam
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Step 3:  Accessorize

Wrap dowel with ribbon and tie a bow at the top.

ribbon bow decorates topiary

I used my Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch to add a few butterflies.  I added a flower at the bottom too.

butterflies and ribbon decorate flower topiary

There you have it an Easy Topiary.

pink daises and butterflies cover topiary.

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21 comments:

  1. Hi, Callie.
    I just wanted to pop in and say hello. This is such a cute topiary! Love the bright spring colors. Thanks for sharing the step by step!
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  2. Oh that's adorable, Callie. My daughter would be beside herself with happiness if she had that in her room. Butterflies are the new "thing" with her. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Thanks it looks great with the lavender walls.

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  4. Very pretty! I love the flowers that you chose to use! I love the pops of the lighter pink!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Truth: I ran out of dark pink.

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  5. So cute and easy too! Looking forward to the big reveal! Thanks so much for joining the Rock N Share party! Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  6. Oh lovely Topiary Callie, looks so nice! Thanks for sharing this and co-hosting with me at Bewitch Me & Titi Link Party!. You are such a sweet girl!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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  7. Topiary is very pretty, and I have not seen one made with without a foam ball! Love it this way!

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    1. Thanks you. The grapevine balls are cheaper at Wal-Mart than the styrofoam balls.

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  8. What a cute idea! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. Hi Callie!

    Thanks for linking up with us this week at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. Hope to see you again. Great post! Sharon and Denise

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    1. Same place, same time! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I love this! So pretty and you give a great tutorial. The butterflies are a perfect touch. Thanks so much for sharing at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  11. Love this! Featuring it at this weekend's 'Your Great Idea' Link Party. Thanks for sharing it! Hope to see you again. :)

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