Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Paper Flower Topiary

**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.**

Paper is a fantastic medium for creating quick and easy projects. I've chosen to use pastel colored card stock to make this cheerful Spring topiary.


For this project, I am using a 1-1/4" 6-petal flower punch and a 5/8" circle punch. This is the perfect opportunity to use up those scrap pieces of card stock that you have laying around. Punch out as many as you think you will need for this project.


Glue the circles to the center of each flower. Cut a slit into the center between two petals. Overlap the petals, one over the other, and glue into place.


You will also need straight pins and pearls for this project.


Place a pearl onto a straight pin and pass the pin through the center of each flower.


Aren't they pretty? It looks like sweet sherbety goodness to me!


Cover the styrofoam base by wrapping it with strips of fabric 1" in width. Secure the fabric into place with straight pins.


Arrange the flowers onto the base by pressing the pins into the styrofoam.


This is a very satisfying project that looks very labor intensive, but it's not. If you don't tell, I won't!

Happy creating!

Aloha!

26 comments:

DocSly said...

I am definitely going to pass this on to some of my daughter's friends who are "paper lovers". Too cute! Thanks for the tutorial

michal said...

Wow, what agreat idea! It looks so pretty, and easily doable!
I really like it!

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE this!! Do you know how much fun that would be for a bridal shower? Someone on a tight budget could save a lot of money using these as centerpieces at an informal brunch wedding reception instead of real flowers. Very cute!!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Lettie! This is ADORABLE!! I LOVE it! I don't have any of these fancy-schmancy flower punchers though, so I may have to google where to find one. This technique would work well for putting a nice spring wreath together too, I would think, yes?! ~tina

Barb said...

soooooooooooooooooo cute!!

Sonia said...

Fabulous work! That's just so springy!!

mad about bags said...

what a beautiful flowery topiary!!!
i'm off to look at craft punches as we speak....

Nile e Richard said...

Bom dia amizade.
Lindo vaso de flores,adorei.
Obrigado pela partilha.
bjtos.Nile.

Magalis Marisol said...

Hola amiga!!!
Está precioso!!!
Un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela!!!

Barb said...

Once again you have inspired me with your genius. I just love all your projects and since we are in the beginning stages of re-doing a couple of rooms in our house ~ gotta figure a way to incorporate at least one of these! Thanks.

sweetiepie said...

Lettie, thanks for sharing another neat project. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

Take care.

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Kristin said...

That is beautiful. What a great way to bring Spring into the room.

Also, I love the mini album in the previous post.

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Lettie... What a beautiful summer topariy... I just love it and amazed at this project in how easy it is... Again another wonderful project... :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so pretty! I love the summery colors you used. Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking.

Annette said...

That looks so beautifull, thanks for the tutorial

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [14 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

k.elizabeth said...

Lettie! I just came across your blog from One Pretty Thing...This project is AMAZING!!! I may use the idea for decorations for my sister's wedding shower in a few weeks. Thanks so much!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [15 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Lorraine said...

Great idea!!! And so pretty too. I always love your tutorials.

norelkys said...

Hola que belleza de trabajo es verdaderamente un encanto!! ADEMAS TODO TU BLOG ES UN ESPECTACULO MIL FELICIDADES POR TUS LABORES , QUE DIOS TE SIGA BENDICIENDO TUS MANOS Y CREATIVIDAD SALUDOS DESDE MI QUERIDA VENEZUELA.

Talin's Corner said...

That is so beautiful. You must have a lot of patience to make all those little flowers. It must have taken you a long time to make them all, but it was worth it.

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kath001 said...

Whew! Finished mine last night. Thanks so much for your darling idea and great photos and instructions. Posting a picture of mine on my blog with a link to your blog if that's okay. If not, let me know.

She & He said...

Wow Arlette, love this topiary! Any chance you'd let me link to your page and publish it on my wedding blog? I'd put up the finished photo, info on what it's made of(general only) and link to you for specifics and for other great ideas for my diy brides. email: nancycels@aol.com ty.

catherine said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing it