I'm a huge fan of bright and cheery silk floral arrangements and love decorating my house with them all year long. They never decay and look just as good as the day you created them 20 years later. What's not to love about that?
So, I thought you might enjoy a few free e-books on how I created some of my Spring silk floral arrangements.
My instructions on "How To Make A Rose Silk Floral Large Topiary" of your own are shown below:
Supplies Needed For The Topiary
Terra Cotta Pot - 20” Circumference , 5” Tall, 6” Deep
Large Flora Topiary Form With Top, Dowel, and Base (to fit the terra cotta pot)
Green Spanish Moss
1/2” Small Silk Floral Roses With Leaves (yellow, blue, white, rose, cranberry) - 36 each
1” Large Silk Floral Roses With Leaves (yellow, blue, white, pink, cranberry) - 36 each
Rub-On Flower Stencils - 2
Patio Paint (blue)
Glue Sticks and Glue Gun
1) Paint the insides and outsides of the terra cotta pot with two coats of the blue patio paint. Let each coat dry completely before proceeding
2) Rub the two rub-on flower stencils to the center front and center back of the terra cotta pot.
3) Insert the large flora topiary form into the terra cotta pot to make sure it will fit. Trim if necessary so the bottom fits easily within the terra cotta pot and the top is about 1” down from the lip of the terra cotta pot. Remove the form. Add hot glue to the inside bottom of the terra cotta pot and re-insert the large flora topiary form until the glue adheres.
4) Lightly glue the green Spanish moss to cover the top of the topiary form within the terra cotta pot. There should be 8” of the dowel showing.
5) Set 10 of the 1/2” small silk floral roses aside for the top of the terra cotta pot.
6) Cut the remaining 1/2” silk floral roses with leaves so you have one rose and one leaf together with a 2” long stem still attached.
7) Cut the 1” silk floral roses with leaves so you have one rose and one leaf together with a 2” long stem still attached.
8) Starting at the bottom of the top ball and alternating colors and sizes of roses and leaves insert the 2” stems into the foam ball and glue to hold with hot glue.
9) Continue gluing and alternating the colors and sizes until the entire ball is covered.
10) Insert the 10 floral stems you set aside into the foam on the bottom of the topiary and glue to hold.
I also created a .PDF "Linda’s How-Do-I Series? How To Make A Rose Silk Floral Large Topiary" free e-book for this as well.
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