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Monday, January 17, 2011
My Valentine Topiary
My favorite holiday decorations are most certainly Valentine's Day ones! The pink, red and white during the dreary winter months always cheers me up! But, I don't have very many in my home. I've decided to change that this year :) I love topiaries and decided to make a couple for my mantle. I headed to the local Dollar Tree and found all the supplies I needed! The little pots are actually Easter "trees" that I pulled the tree part out of, stripped them down to the dowel and then covered the dowel with sparkly red ribbon using my glue gun. Then, using a styrofoam ball, I hot glued the dowel into the bottom of the ball. The "roses" are actually SOAP petals!! I didn't realize that until I brought them home, but they appear to be paper flowers that were dipped in rose scented glycerin (soap wax). PERFECT! I hot glued each bud to the ball. I thought I had enough roses to do two topiaries, but alas, 3 boxes of roses only filled one topiary! :( I'll have to go tomorrow and get some more! I finally hot glued a valentine ribbon around the pot and tied a bow. I am so happy with the way this turned out! It was a total of $4 in materials for the one topiary- not bad!