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Teacup Roses Topiary

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Silk roses suspended over a vintage teacup creates a strikingly beautiful tableaux. This topiary will be especially lovely at springtime gatherings.

 

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM* Brand Products:
  • Balls, 2" and 2-1/2"
  • Teacup, with or without saucer
  • Silk flowers: assorted roses, gyp, and others to match teapot (model used approximately 2-1/2 dozen 1" roses)
  • Silk flower stem, 7" length (model used lilac stem)
  • Ribbon: 1/2" x 1 yd each of wine, pink and white
  • Floral wire, 3", cloth-covered
  • Spanish moss, handful
  • Green moss
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks

Steps:

1. Insert and glue one end of silk flower stem 2" deep in 2" ball; repeat for other end, inserting it 2" deep into 2-1/2" ball.

2. Glue Spanish moss on 2" foam ball, lightly covering entire ball.

3. Cut flowers from stems. Arrange and glue flowers over moss, covering ball.

4. Make a six-loop bow from each length of ribbon; secure with wire. Wire each bow to the topiary stem, under center front of ball; glue in place.

5. Place 2-1/2" ball in cup; if needed flatten sides to fit. Glue in place.

6. Cover foam base with green moss.

 

 

®™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. For more project ideas, please see styrofoamstyle.com.


 

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