You saw the craft pile ( inspiration from Wordless Wednesday below). Well I was inspired. I made a lovely hydrangea topiary for the kitchen change up.
Now Let’s Make that cute Hydrangea Topiary!
What You Need
Styrofoam Ball ( you decide what size, mine is 4 inches in diameter)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Silk flowers ( hydrangea) you will need enough to cover the ball. (a four inch ball used 65 petals)
Cardboard box (empty shoe box or empty egg carton)
Lets Make It
Poke a toothpick into the styrofoam ball (this will be your handle when you have painted most of the ball) paint your styrofoam ball to match ( or come close to) the color of your flower petals ( mine are pale green).
Poke it into a cardboard box, egg carton or other container to hold the ball upright while it dries.
Remove the hydrangea petals using your wire cutters, leaving about a 1/4 inch stem.
After the ball has dried, heat up your glue gun, poke a small hole in the styrofoam with the tooth pick, dip the end of your petal stem into the glue and poke it into the hole, push gently. I think it works best to work in a random pattern as you cover the ball with petals rather than in rows. But this is your choice. Do not put your hot glue gun directly onto the styrofoam ball it will melt. Continue covering the ball. ( if you want to hang it be sure to leave a little space to attach the ribbon and then cover it with petals).
That’s it! Oh so simple. Or as we say in our home, easy peasy! Now you can make several and put them in bowls, or scatter them about, place one on top of a candle holder like I did, or hang it from a ribbon.
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