I have been seeing these cute rosette flowers all over the blog world and I knew that I wanted to do something with them . . . then I saw this tutorial and I thought that little flower ball would be so cute as a topiary . . . and these 3 little babies were born.
I started by making my flower balls. I used 3 of the same sized styrofoam balls . . . I think that they were 4 inches in diameter. Looking back, I wish that I would have used different sizes of balls for my group of topiaries. Oh well . . . you live and learn! I also used felt on the first ball (the white one) and I didn't like it. So for the yellow and pink I just used a light cotton fabric and liked it much better! I made each little flower then glued it on using tons of hot glue. (My stryofoam balls had holes in them when I purchased them- if yours don't, you will want to make sure you poke some beforehand so you can stick a dowel in later!)
I used some cheap terracotta pots, painted them white, stuck in a piece of foam and stuffed the edges with newspaper. I also purchased a dowel, painted it spring green and cut it into 3 different lengths.
To finish them off, I stuck the dowel in the ball (about an inch- I wanted them to be sturdy!) and hot glued it like crazy! I stuffed the top of the pots with Spanish moss to cover up the foam and newspaper and tied a piece of cute fabric in a knot around the dowel. Easy, cheap, and cute . . . this is what I am all about.
Total cost: About $9.59!
3 foam balls: $1 each (Dollar store)
3 pots: about $1 each (local craft store)
Dowel: 59 cents
Fabric: $2 total for all fabric used (you will need about 1/4-1/3 yard of fabric per ball, depending on how big of ball you use)
Spanish Moss: $1 (Dollar Store)