Pink and Red Teacup Topiary


Pink and Red Teacup Topiary

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Create a beautiful spring topiary to dress up your table for an afternoon tea or brunch.

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Red and Pink Teacup Topiary


  • 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


  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.

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This is one of the prettiest center pieces I have seen! I love the use of color and texture, and I also love old teacup sets! With all the estate sales and resale shops, it would be easy to find so,e pretty sets, or even a good way to put some stray heirlooms to use, especially if cracked and no longer usable. I think the topiary look is quite elegant and would fit into many decorating styles. Thanks for sharing. This would be a nice group project!


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