This is a project that I saw on The Idea Room. I am sure you are beginning to think that the only blogs I got to are the Idea Room and Grocery Cart Challenge, but I just can' get enough of their ideas.
While I was at my Mom's house last time we decided to do a craft and this was the one we chose. My Dad was good enough to keep the kids at home so we could have a little girl time without fits and meltdowns. Thanks Dad!
So here's what you need for this topiary project.
1/4 yd. felt
Styrofoam ball(you choose the size) I used 3"
container to put it in
Glass that measures 3" across
Use the glass to trace circles (or make a cardstock pattern) on the felt. I doubled the felt to cut two circles out at a time. Cut out ALOT of circles. You will need them. Depending on how close together you place the circles is the number of circles to cut.
Then fold the circle in 1/2 then in 1/2 again. Using the pin in the bottom tip of the felt square, poke it into the styrofoam ball. Continue until the ball is covered completely.
Hang the ribbon, with a pin or hot glue, and place beads from garland into ball. Enjoy this simple and elegant craft. We made quite a few of these in just a few hours.
I also thought I had better post a few pics of my Valentines decorations. I don't have a lot, but they get the job done for the season. Here are two of the balls that I made and I sat them on these buckets that my mom gave my kids last year with their treats in.
I decided to put this tree out of my bathroom(I have very rustic decor in my bathroom, hence the tree) and decorate it with some clearance Christmas balls that I bought when we were getting the felt. I intended to make some felt ornaments for the tree, but just have not gotten to it yet. I hung a kissing ball from a hook on the mirror, and brought out the glass topiary that my mom made me for the fairy garden (I brought it inside for the winter).