Craft Vault - Diva Topiary
I LOVE Pinterest and not JUST for the inspiration I find but for the heightened visibility and new visitors 'pinners' bring to the island as a result! I have gotten several questions, as recent as last night, from MULTIPLE 'pinners' requesting a tutorial for the diva topiary I made for my cousin's baby shower.
The baby shower was in Savannah, GA and meant *squeal* the girls (my mommy, Munchface and I) scheduled a ROAD TRIP! As an event
obsessed planner, I like to contact the mommy-to-be and offer my help (can't it be stressful?!). After the conversation, it was settled that I would provide the CENTERPIECES. What fun!! I needed something that would survive the long ride and that would fit the shower theme, DIVA BABY!
Here's how I did it:
- 18" topiary form (scroll down for pics)
- Feather boa (easier to work with than individual feathers)
- Artificial flowers (depending on the size of individual blooms, 9-12 per topiary)
- Duct Tape (check your craft store for a great selection)
- Hot glue gun
1. Cover the topiary (base and "stick") with duct tape. Tip: Cut the duct tape the same length as the "stick." It's easier to wrap lengthwise and saves a LOT of time and tape!
|They're sold at Michael's but you can order them from HERE.|
2. Use small squares of duct tape to cover the 'under' area of the ball (closest to the "stick").
3. Remove the artificial flowers from their stem. Tip: Choose flowers with larger blooms, like daisies. Check your local Dollar Tree for a great selection!
4. Glue the flower heads around the top (or ball). Ensure even distribution of the flowers (I like to eyeball before I actually glue).
5. Fill in the space between the flowers by cutting then gluing pieces of your boa. Tip: Cutting the boa could get messy (loose feathers can get everywhere). I recommend working on a surface that will allow for easy clean-up!
...AND, that's it. EASY RIGHT? They were a hit at the shower and my pretty cousin loved the centerpieces!!
Side note: Can you believe how tiny she was? Full-term and ONLY a size 4!
The girls had a blast in Savannah too! Some highlights of our trip include:
The amazing Sunday buffet at Paula Dean's restaurant...
Market shopping and impromptu photo shoots...
An awesome church service where we made new friends...
All in all, the trip was a SUCCESS!
The centerpieces really helped to pull the event together and I had a blast making them!
Cheers to celebrating new life and new blessings with NEW ideas!
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