Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Felt Flower Topiary

Hello Spring!
Although the weather has been lovely as of late, it's not quite time to plant the garden or get the hanging baskets ready.  I feel at least two more frosty nights coming.  So, I figured I might as well flower up the inside of the house with some pretty felt flowers.  I used some really nice felt and some rolled flower dies that I purchased from My Favorite Things.  I used a printable magnet sheet to adhere the dies to and ran the felt through the eBosser.  It cut beautifully and I didn't have to use the extra shim. The thickness of the magnet sheet was perfect. 

For the topiary base, I used a small terra cotta pot painted cream with block of foam on the inside to hold the dowel stem and put some dried moss on top.  I painted the foam ball a green color (the white was too bright and showed through).  I rolled up the felt flowers and used hot glue to hold them together.  I used pearl stick pins to attach them to the foam ball in a random fashion and finished it off with a green ribbon bow.

The pretty topiary compliments my teapot collection nicely!