Miniature Red and Blue Rose Topiary
I have to admit to being a big fan of topiaries, and I especially like small topiaries. They are easy and inexpensive to make (You can make a dozen for under ten dollars) and are really cute. Use them for decorations, as great gifts, or as party favors.
2 1/4 inch terracotta pot
Navy acrylic paint
Dark red acrylic paint
1 1/2 inch foam cube
1 bunch of six red crepe rose buds
1 bunch of six red crepe roses
10 inches 1/4 inch wide red ribbon
Cover your work surface thoroughly with newspapers. Paint the pot inside and out with the navy paint. Let the paint dry, and if needed, apply with a second coat. Let dry thoroughly. Using the small brush and red paint, paint fifteen 1/4 inch wide red stripes on the bottom of the pot. Let the paint dry. Insert the foam cube into the pot. Press the six rose buds into a circle on top of the pot, covering the foam completely from view. Twist the stems of the roses together. Tie the stems together with the red ribbon and form into a small bow. Insert the stems into the foam cube.
Project Developed, Styled, and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico.