I don't know how you feel about topiaries, but I just love them. It's not something I can explain, just for some reason gazing upon a little ball of something floating above a pot makes me happy! Real live topiaries from rosemary or myrtle are absolutely gorgeous but difficult to maintain, even for a plant lover like myself. So why not make yourself a cute button topiary?
- foam ball, I used one measuring about 5" in diameter
- a small terracotta pot
- a wooden dowel
- gold paint (spray paint can eat away at foam, so use acrylic paint for the ball)
- an assortment of buttons and beads
- a hot glue gun
- a few artificial leaves and scraps of tulle (optional)
Follow the instructions for the vintage wedding bouquet topiary here. With the following additions:
- I would highly recommend painting the foam ball in a color that will work with your color scheme (in this case metallic gold) as it is very difficult to cover every single spot with buttons and the ball may show through in a few places.
- Paint your terracotta pot to match your color scheme, in this case metallic gold.
- While I stuck to buttons and pearls for my topiary, you could certainly get even more creative with bits of costume jewelry and other findings. Or how about a little bird perched on top of your topiary?