You may remember this post from a couple of weeks ago when I went crazy making all different colors of paper flowers using the new Spiral Flower Die? I had a huge pile when I was done and decided to make a set of coordinating spring decor items to brighten up my antique sideboard. In my upcoming posts I'll share each of the pieces to my "Think Spring Set" that I created using these pretty paper roses and the Sweet Sorbet DSP. I'll start off with the first piece I created, and perhaps my favorite...the Sweet Sorbet topiary.
- Pool Party
- Crisp Cantaloupe
- Blushing Bride
- Strawberry Slush
- So Saffron
It sure took a lot more roses than I thought it would to create this topiary! Can you guess how many I used? Here's a closer look...
For the base of the topiary I used a 3 1/2" clay pot. I painted the edges with acrylic paint as close to Pool Party as I could find. Then I made a template with some light weight copy paper by wrapping it around the pot and pressing it into the creases with my fingers and marking it with my pencil. I then cut out the template and traced around it on my patterned paper. I made it slightly larger than I thought I needed figuring I could always trim it down a bit. I did a dry fitting onto the pot to check the fit, trimmed where necessary and then adhered it to the pot using Mod Podge.
I made a loopy bow from pool Party Seam Binding & White Organza Ribbons to finish off my topiary. I also shredded some Pistachio Pudding card stock to cover up the styrofoam inside the pot that holds up the topiary and added the cute little chickadee I had in my craft stash. (don't remember where I got him?)
Here's a look at my finished topiary in it's natural habitat...on my antique sideboard.
- Spiral Flower Bigz Die
- Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper
- Pool Party 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock
- Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
- Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
- Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
- Strawberry Slush 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
- So Saffron 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
- Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
- Whisper White 5/8 Inch Organza Ribbon