Daisy Topiary

 

I used a daisy topiary as the centerpiece for my ‘In The Garden’ tablescape.  It was easy to make & I thought I’d show you how I did it.

Daisy Topiary

To be honest with you, when I was given this it was awful.  The pot had been painted bright green & sponged with bright purple.  The dowel in the center was painted with that same bright green.  It had originally been used as an Easter decoration.  I never got a before picture. sorry.

If you don’t have one that you can re-do, a topiary is basically a flower pot filled with floral foam, a wooden dowel for the trunk, and a floral foam ball at the top.  They’re easy to put together.  You can also buy a ready to decorate topiary, but they’re twice as expensive as making your own.

The first thing that I did, was rip all of the flowers off & remove the pink Easter grass.  Then I painted the pot with a light baby blue & the dowel rod with a dark brown.  I covered the floral foam that was in the pot with some reindeer moss.  You can see all of the holes in the foam ball from where the original flowers were.

Daisy Topiary

Since I’m still using up my crafting supplies, I chose to use the rest of my daisies & baby blue ribbon.  I started by adding 2 long pieces of ribbon to the top of the ball.

Daisy Topiary

Daisy Topiary

I really only needed 1 ribbon, but I used 2 to mark the ball in quarters.  The next thing that I did was make a bow.  I added it to the top of the ball.

Daisy Topiary

I pulled the heads of the daisy bushes off & used hot glued on the bottom of the flower to adhere them to the ball.

I used the ribbon to space out the daisies.  It’s easier to work with  quarters, and it helps to make sure you don’t put too much of one color in one area.

Daisy Topiary

Daisy Topiary

Daisy Topiary

Then I took some of the leaves from the daisy bush & cut them down.  I wanted to use these as filler, so I didn’t need the entire leaf.  I just glued a leaf in and around the daisies where ever it needed some fill.  (to cover the foam ball)

Daisy Topiary

I tucked two of the ribbon streamers in among the daisies.  (more filler)  The remaining 2 were wrapped in a criss-cross pattern down the dowel rod.  This brought the blue color down towards the blue flower pot.

Daisy Topiary

I used a couple of floral pins to secure it to the foam in the flower pot.  Then I glued a couple of daisies to the moss & added a few of the cut leaves.

Daisy Topiary

And it’s finished!

Daisy Topiary

Daisy Topiary So easy to do, and 110% better than when I got it!

The nice thing about making your own is that you can customize it to go with any theme you want!

I hope you give it a try in your own colors & flowers.

Happy Creating everyone!

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