Maybe it has something to do with my short stature, but, I have always had a thing for miniatures.
My momma always told me “Good things come in small packages”. (which I whole-heartily believed)
The Mini Rose Topiary is a project that can be easily adapted to make larger topiaries.
I just happen to like mine mini.
How to make a Mini Rose Topiary
Here’s what I used: (*affiliate link)
- 2″ Smoothfoam Ball
- Mini Paper Roses (I used approx. 60 mini roses)
- Glimmer Mist Chalkboard-Ruby Slipper*
- 4″ wooden dowel (approx. the width of a Tinker Toy stick)
- green acrylic paint
- fast drying craft glue
- small wood spool
- red and cream ticking material
- crinkle ribbon
- small wood heart
- Spray Roses and small wood heart with the Mistable Paint. Allow plenty of time to dry.
- Paint the 2″ Smoothfoam Ball and the wood dowel with the green acrylic paint.
- Poke hole into the end of the 2″ ball. Squirt a little glue in the hole and insert the painted dowel.
- Starting at the top of the ball. Glue roses, one by one, onto the ball with a fast drying glue until covered. After the rose ball is formed, you may want to go back and re-mist the flowers for additional coverage.
- Cover the wood spool with the ticking material and glue the end in place. Tie a small piece of crinkle ribbon around the ticking and glue the wood heart on top.
- Insert rose topiary into the small wood spool.
TIP: Try making a topiary using larger Smoothfoam balls and silk flowers inserted into a pail, vase or containers.
The Mini Rose Topiary was created for and sponsored by Smoothfoam™ The Crafter’s Foam.
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