Sunday, January 17, 2010

Valentine's Day Pretty

I am hooking up with the linky party over at A Soft Place to Land and also over at Kara's blog Creations by Kara for her 'look what I made' party.
I have admired the pretty Valentine topiaries being made all over blog land. The first one I saw was over at The Idea Room. Go on over and check out hers, it is done in pink and is in a very cute bucket container. Stay awhile and browse through her blog, she is a very talented crafter with wonderful ideas and great tutorials.
Below is our (my daughter Maria and I) version.
We added some pretty berry/beads and some ribbon and more beads underneath it. I also added some glitter spray, which is hard to see in the picture but it really add some glitz to it. All you need is some felt, styrofoam balls (we used 3-5 inch balls for ours), some straight pins and some berries clipped from these cute garlands. Also you will need some floral foam, a container (some sort of bucket or urn) and some Spanish moss.

We then cut a buzillion three inch circles from the felt.Doesn't Maria look like she is having a blast?
You then fold the circles in half and then in half again. Insert a straight pin through the bottom of folded circle and push into styrofoam ball. Continue until the whole ball is complete.
Not sure if you can see the sparklies on it or not. I had some spray glitter that we lightly sprayed over the finished product to give it some pizazz
Here is a completed red one. Check out Maria's blog, Rainy Day Farm in the next day or so and see all of the ones she made, she REALLY loved how they turned out and made five for herself and has the stuff to make even more. She has some made with two different colors of pink and one made of light pink with pink berries that turned out adorable.
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE A COMMENT I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

17 comments:

Momza said...

You are a true crafter at heart! I always enjoy whatever it is you create and appreciate that you share the "how-to" part!

{ L } said...

This is adorable! You did such a good job and I would love to have this on my table for V Day season. <3

Amy said...

Beautiful job ladies!! Gorgeous!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Very pretty. Sounds like you have a lot of patience to cut all those circles out!

tammy said...

Very cute! But oh my owie - my carpal tunnel hand would be dying after cutting all those out!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I am in LOVE! That is so pretty. :) I'm bookmarking this project. I'd like to give it a try. Very cute! I'm visiting from Kimba's party. I hope you might have time to stop by. :) Here's my link: http://serenitynow4amanda.blogspot.com/2010/01/champagne-taste-on-beer-budget-or.html

The Cottage Mama said...

Oh I love this - I'm definitely going to have to give this a try - great idea!!

Jennifer@Wheretheheartis said...

That's beautiful!Love it.

Sandra said...

Very nice! What a great idea!
Sandra

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Clever project!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Love the berries tucked in there - so CUTE! I haven't had a craft fix in forever....I might need to dust my scissors off. If I can remember where I hid them from the children ;)

Liz@HoosierHomemade said...

How cute! You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

So cute - you know you are a serious crafter when you can work on a project while standing up!

Mandy said...

ADORABLE! Now I have to run to the store for felt :)

The Smith Family said...

Ooo! I love this idea! SO cute!
Shelley

Lianna Knight said...

SO SIMPLE!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

You can see my DIY project here...

http://bethouaknight.blogspot.com/2010/01/liannas-labels-debut-and-giveaway.html

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

It turned out just gorgeous!! Love how you added the beads.
Thanks so much for linking up with my party. :)