I am not much of a crafter. The reason being is, I am far too clumsy to do it. It’s not that I am not creative, I just don’t possess the skills to throw something together and have it look half-way decent.
Case in point: I gave myself 3rd degree burns making this one.
How you ask? With the glue gun.
None the less, I think it turned out pretty good and if you are a skilled crafter, you could easily do this without having to take a trip to the urgent care clinic.
Pretty Spring Time Topiary Craft
The supplies were mostly bought at the Dollar tree. The only things I had to buy elsewhere were the dowel and the foam ball. All together, this craft cost me around $10. I think it would make an excellent centerpiece on the table at Easter or even to place in front of your door.
To Make this craft, you will need:
- 1 small pail or pot
- A glue gun and glue sticks
- 1 Dowel, 1/2 inch thick
- 1 medium sized foam ball
- 6 bunches of roses in any color you want (you will need approx 35 roses to do this project)
- Decorative grass
- A block of plant foam
1. Start by removing the roses from the stems. Depending on where you got them, they may just slide off or you may need to cut them off right at the bulb.
2. With a generous amount of glue, attach the plant foam into the pail or pot. Allow to completely dry.
3. Using a bit of glue, attach the dowel to the center of the plant foam.
4. Apply more glue and attach the foam ball.
5. Working in a line from top to bottom, attach the roses by adding a drop of glue to each tip and sticking them in firmly.
6. Add the decorative grass to the top of the pail to cover up the foam. You can also add a ribbon around the pail if you desire.
This craft took me about a half hour to complete if you don’t count the time spent in the Doctor’s office 🙂