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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Valentine Topiary
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 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


  1. What a gorgeous project! I also love topiaries. There's just something about them that add elegance to a room. I would also keep mine up for longer than Valentine's Day. The lace and pearls and the soft colours you used are beautiful and makes it a very elegant and romantic home decor item!

    1. Lena, you are so sweet! Thank you so much!! ♡♡♡

  2. I absolutely love this topiary you created!! It's gorgeous and you did a beautiful job on this!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Decorate to Celebrate blog!!
    Hugs Elina DT DTC

  3. how pretty thank you for joining the challenge at dtc

  4. Gorgeous project!! It comes out very beautifully !!
    Thank you for joining us @ DTC challenge!!