I love topiaries! But this is the first time I've made one for Valentines. It was a Pinterest inspired challenge over at the Chic Craftique Facebook page. Here it is:
I wasn't sure at first how to go about it, but finally decided....hello, Jeanie!....get a clay pot and paint it....go from there! I used Gesso to prep my surface. Before I added the laces, I worked on the heart...hot gluing laces and ribbon on, and also wrap pearl lace down the dowel. I added styrofoam to the pot and added the "grass" on top of that. I placed that into the pot. I trailed ribbon down and behind the butterfly I had added to the front of the pot. My next step was to add the laces and rose ribbon around the pot, then hot glue a heart onto the front of the pot.
Sometimes when I start a project, I tend to make it harder on myself than necessary. But this was actually quick and easy to do. I have it sitting on top of my buffet now....I may put it up long after Valentine's Day has come and gone! ;-)
Jeanie - Scrapbookingmamaw
I entered this into the
Color Challenge at The Outlawz challenge blog
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes