Decorated Topiary

February 27, 2007 - 10:19am

Decorated Topiary
Difficulty: Difficulty 3/5 (3/5)


  • Pre-made topiary
  • Fake flowers (I used a large and small one for contrast.)
  • Clay pot and base
  • Decorative stones
  • Small push pins
  • Beads
  • Pair of scissors
  • Pattern paper
  • Craft glue
  • Craft punch
  • Ribbon
Decorated Topiary Supplies


  1. Place the topiary in the clay pot. Decorated Topiary
  2. Take the petals off the flower. Do this for both kinds of flowers. It will make it much easier when you are putting them on the topiary. Decorated Topiary
  3. Take a push pin and place a bead on it. Decorated Topiary
  4. Put the beaded push pin through the hole on the flower. I used white beads on the red flowers and red beads on the white flowers. Decorated Topiary
  5. Then start placing the flowers on the topiary by pushing in the pin. Decorated Topiary
  6. Continue to fill in with the larger flowers, then go and fill in the open spots with the small flowers until it looks the way you want it. Decorated Topiary
  7. I used the leaves from the large flower and added them into the bottom of the topiary with pins. I just arranged them so the green foam of the topiary was covered.
  8. Place the pot onto it's base then fill it with the decorative rocks.
  9. Using your craft punch, punch some shapes from the pattern paper and glue them to your pot.
  10. Tie a piece of ribbon around the pot for a little added touch. Decorated Topiary
  11. You are now ready to place it on a shelf or fireplace mantle. It will be a wonderful addition to your other home decorations!
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