Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Topiary-Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

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Good morning my fellow crafty peeps! I am excited to be participating in the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!  Today I have a  Christmas Topiary! I have a friend who LOVES pink and I thought I would make her a tree to match her craft room!  
The base of the tree is a flower pot that is so sparkly in real life! 
And since I am a girl who is all about the sparkle, why not make the star on the top of the tree shimmer too?

It was an easy project to make and here are some of the supplies you will need. 
1. white paint
2. Pink paint
3. flower pot
4. cardboard cone
I painted the pot white and the cone pink.  You may be wondering why since it was going to be covered with flowers.  I like to do this to camouflage any gaps there might be.
These were the colors I used on my tree!  Who says you have to make them green?

I used Scrapbook Adhesives Dual tip pen to assemble the flowers and add silver micro beads to the centers. I did this in assembly line fashion! Once the flowers were dry ( I waited until the next day) I used a hot glue gun to adhere them to the cone. 
Dual Tip Glue Pen,  Home and Hobby, 3L Corp Adhesive
I cut two stars using a Spellbinder's star die. I used a sheet of music note scrapbook paper to add a vintage feel to the project. 

I gave each star a coating of glossy accents and sprinkled Diamond Dust glitter over it. 

I adhered them to a wooden dowel and used clips to glue it into place until it was dry. 
I added a silk ribbon. 
I glued the star/dowel to the opening at the top of the cone.  

I am so glad you were able to hop along with us! 
Hope you leave here inspired!


Dana Tatar said...

Stunning! Your handmade flowers are so beautiful! I love the glitter accents. Amazing gift!

Unknown said...

Very cute idea!! It's beautiful!!

Cat said...

I love the pink and all the sparkle! Such a fun punch of color for a craft room!

Sue D said...

This will look fabulous in your friend's craft room.

Pam said...

That is gorgeous! I'm sure your friend will love it.

Patti Estep @ Hearth and Vine said...

This is beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! It must have taking you a long time to put this together. Such pretty pink hues! Love it.

loudowning54 said...

What a beautiful tree!

Viki Banaszak said...

This is a sweet project. I bet it will be cherished by your friend.

Rebecca at SimplePracticalBeautiful.com said...

What a stunning Christmas decoration! I love it. And you're right, who says Christmas trees have to be green? This one is beautiful.

Helen Gullett said...

This is just AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL!!!
Thank you so much for the tutorial!

reeree62 said...

Michele, this made me GASP!!!!
Wow, gorgeous ������
What die did you use for the flowers? �� ��
Absolutely beautiful!��