Do you need a lovely home decor piece to add to your spring decor? Make your own pretty spring DIY topiary with Core’dinations paper and a few basic craft supplies. Follow along as I show you how!
Spring DIY topiary supplies:
- Core’dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 paper pack
- Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge
- 3 1/2 inch Styrofoam ball
- Dowel rod
- White flower pot
- Styrofoam disk
- Lavender satin ribbon
- Preserved moss
- Sand It gadget
- Hot glue
Step 1: The first step is the most fun – creating the flowers. I chose three beautiful colors of Core’dinations cardstock for my paper flowers. Then, I used my Cricut electronic cutting machine and the Flower Shoppe cartridge to create a ton of flower die cuts. I cut each of the spiral flowers to 2.5 inches. I was able to get 16 flowers per sheet of cardstock.
Step 2: Assemble the flower die cuts. Each assembled flower should measure approximately 1 1/4 inches across. You don’t want to roll them too tightly.
Step 3: I sanded each flower to expose the lighter core of the paper as well as open up the flower. You can see the difference below.
Step 4: When you complete the sanding process, begin gluing the flowers to the Styrofoam ball in a random pattern.
Step 5: If you would like to make a double DIY topiary like mine, cut the dowel rod into multiple pieces. The lower rod should be 12 inches and the top rod 3 inches. Stick one dowel rod into each of the flower balls and then the shorter lollipop into the longer. Place the Styrofoam disk into the flower pot and then the lollipop flower through that.
Step 6: Add some moss to the top of the pot to hide the disk.
Step 7: Add a pretty satin bow to the base of the DIY topiary flower ball.
You’re project is now complete! I hope you give this spring DIY topiary a try.
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Nancy Keslin is a paper crafter and mixed media artist focusing on scrapbook pages, mini albums, and home décor. You can find tutorials, both written and video on her blog, along with other creative inspiration. When not creating she can be found home schooling or driving her children; sometimes simultaneously.