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Craft Project - Miniature Red and Blue Rose Topiary

by Wen Zientek-Sico


These miniature topiaries are budding with bright primary colors. They are easy and inexpensive to make and are wonderful gifts or decorations for your house.


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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

Large brush

Dark red acrylic paint

Small brush

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

Detail of Miniature Red and Blue Rose TopiaryCover 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.




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