Mar 18 2011

Kitchen Change Up Part Two and Hydrangea Topiary Craft

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!

Hydrangea Topiary
What You Need
Styrofoam Ball ( you decide what size, mine is 4 inches in diameter)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wire cutters
Silk flowers ( hydrangea) you will need enough to cover the ball. (a four inch ball  used 65 petals)
Green paint
Paint brush
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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  1. welcome to my world of poetry

    This is fantastic, you make it all seem so easy, you certainly have a flair for that sort of thing.
    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Thisisme.

    What is easy peasy to you, might not be so easy to us lesser mortals! LOL! Seriously, the difference in the before & after photos is fantastic. So much better!

  3. Odie Langley

    Amazing and very attractive.

  4. Sherri

    Katherine, what a wonderful job you did! I love it!

  5. Brandi

    Love it! Such a neat idea and perfect for Spring!

  6. Kuki

    I love Buffalo Check…the window topper looks awesome and paired w/your other changes is so "happy". Thanks so much for stopping/following , "Along the way". Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Terry

    How cute!! Your kitchen is ready for spring…. Me too!!

    Stopping over from the blog hop.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello Terry!

  8. Rebecca

    Very gorgeous~ I love the valance….springy like feel…..Spring is my favorite season

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you, mine too!

  9. Louisiana Belle

    Beautiful topiary! What a dramatic difference from the before picture. Well done!

    1. Katherines Corner

      blushing thank you

  10. Dawn

    love the lime green checked curtains. Looks so summery, with the topiary. Great job :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you Dawn

  11. C'est Moi, Julie Marie

    Hello Katherine, and thank you for visiting me at my blog today and your heartfelt comments… your blog is lovely… and your topiary is so very pretty!… xoxo Julie Marie

    1. Katherines Corner

      I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Welcome

  12. Anne - Mommy Has to Work

    oh that's beautiful! I'll have to try that!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Please let me know if you make it!

  13. Wanda Metcalf

    Such a pretty kitchen window change for spring, that could carry on into summer! However, if you are like me, there is another re-do on it's way ~wink~

    Thanks for your sweet comments and for following my blog. I love the craft for today and will be back to check out more ~ I am your newest follower too!

    1. Katherines Corner

      I think I’ll leave it up for a while, I really like how it brightens up the kitchen. :-)

  14. Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm

    Love the topiary, well, I love all topiaries! Thanks for stopping by my place today, and I am following you back. Have a great week-end.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you and so easy

  15. TanyasTreasureTrove

    Hi I'm your newest
    follower from Social
    Parade Friday! I hope
    you visit me and return
    the follow!:0)

    1. Katherines Corner

      I’m following you too

  16. Ann-Marie ~ Brambly

    Thank you for visiting Brambly and becoming a follower. Your blog is so positive and uplifting. I'm looking forward to following you and seeing more of your wonderful pespective. Take care!


    1. Katherines Corner

      Welcome Ann-Marie

  17. sissie

    Hi Katherine!
    thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. Also, I really appreciate your kind comments.

    I am now following you too. I love the tutorial for the hydrangea topiary. So pretty.

    I'm looking forward to visiting often.


    1. Katherines Corner

      Welcome Sissie, I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

  18. Melanie

    Love the valance and the topiary – so fresh and spring-looking. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Your blog looks wonderful and so much to look at – I'll be doing lots of exploring! I'll also be adding your blog to my list of favorites(on the side of my blog).

    1. Katherines Corner

      bless you

  19. Ashley

    I love hydrangeas! They have to be my favorite flower. I will definitely be trying this project. I also love your curtain. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      One of my favs too. They don’t grow here. So this is as close as I can get

  20. xinex

    Pretty hydrangea topiary, Katherine. Thanks for the tutorial. Love your vignette!…Christine

    1. Katherines Corner

      Happy to share

  21. Diann

    Oh, that is cute! And the kitchen change looks so fresh! I'm following!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you there’s more to come!

  22. Debby@Just Breathe

    I love the change. The green is so pretty. Have a nice weekend.

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you

  23. TimbarikaDoll

    Thats gorgeous, must try it soon :) xx

    1. Katherines Corner



    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love the changes you made in your kitchen ~ that lovely apple green is so spring like. And spring has come a few days, at least, to Chicago.

    I will catch up on more of your blog later, and I look forward to meeting you.


    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you the green is so spirngy :-)

  25. gautami tripathy

    Good to find your blog. I arrived here via Follow Friday 40 and over!

    I am a book blogger. I read varied genres, have a truly eclectic taste in books. Feel free to explore my blog, browse my reviews. I follow via google reader NOT GFC!

    Here is my Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday post!

  26. Mina

    Oh Katherine, this is so beautiful and thank you for giving such clear instructions. You are the best!

    1. Katherines Corner

      You are so very welcome xo

  27. Treat and Trick

    Looks great! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Will be back to explore more of your post…

    1. Katherines Corner

      My pleasure, welcome!

  28. Frazzled Mama

    I'm stopping by and following you from Lucas's Journey Weekend Blog Hop. I hope you'll check out my blog Frazzled Mama at http://frazzled-mama.com and follow me back.

    I love this craft. It doesn't seem very difficult. I think I might try it. Thanks.

    1. Katherines Corner

      welcome, following you

  29. Tootsie

    very nice! I am glad to have popped over…I am now a follower!

    1. Katherines Corner


  30. AmberFaith

    Newest follower from the Suger Mega Weekend Blog Hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back! Have a great day! (:


    1. Katherines Corner

      following you!

  31. Donnie

    That is so pretty.I think I might be able to make this one.

    1. Katherines Corner

      easy peazy!

  32. Martha (MM)

    How pretty, love it! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm your newest follower. Have a great weekend :-)

    1. Katherines Corner


  33. blessedmom's simple home

    So pretty Kathrine, and I love your sweet curtain too. Spring has arrived at your house just beautifully!

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you stay tuned, more to come

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