Friday

Kitchen Change Up Part Two and Hydrangea Topiary Craft

You saw the craft pile ( inspiration from Wordless Wednesday below). Well I was inspired. I made a lovely hydrangea topiary for the kitchen change up.
Before








After



Now Let's Make that cute Hydrangea Topiary!

Hydrangea Topiary
What You Need
Styrofoam Ball ( you decide what size, mine is 4 inches in diameter)
Toothpicks
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wire cutters
Silk flowers ( hydrangea) you will need enough to cover the ball. (a four inch ball  used 65 petals)
Green paint
Paint brush
Cardboard box (empty shoe box or empty egg carton)

Lets Make It
Poke a toothpick into the styrofoam ball (this will be your handle when you have painted most of the ball) paint your styrofoam ball to match ( or come close to) the color of your flower petals ( mine are pale green).
 Poke it into a cardboard box, egg carton or other container to hold the ball upright while it dries.

Remove the hydrangea petals using your wire cutters, leaving about a 1/4 inch stem.


After the ball has dried, heat up your glue gun, poke a small hole in the styrofoam with the tooth pick, dip the end of your petal stem into the glue and poke it into the hole, push gently. I think it works best to work in a random pattern as you cover the ball with petals rather than in rows. But this is your choice. Do not put your hot glue gun directly onto the styrofoam ball it will melt. Continue covering the ball. ( if you want to hang it be sure to leave a little space to attach the ribbon and then cover it with petals).

 That’s it! Oh so simple. Or as we say in our home, easy peasy! Now you can make several and put them in bowls, or scatter them about, place one on top of a candle holder like I did, or hang it from a ribbon.



35 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

This is fantastic, you make it all seem so easy, you certainly have a flair for that sort of thing.
Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne.

Thisisme. said...

What is easy peasy to you, might not be so easy to us lesser mortals! LOL! Seriously, the difference in the before & after photos is fantastic. So much better!

Odie Langley said...

Amazing and very attractive.

Sherri said...

Katherine, what a wonderful job you did! I love it!

Brandi said...

Love it! Such a neat idea and perfect for Spring!

Kuki said...

I love Buffalo Check...the window topper looks awesome and paired w/your other changes is so "happy". Thanks so much for stopping/following , "Along the way". Enjoy your weekend!

Terry said...

How cute!! Your kitchen is ready for spring.... Me too!!

Stopping over from the blog hop.

Rebecca said...

Very gorgeous~ I love the valance....springy like feel.....Spring is my favorite season

Louisiana Belle said...

Beautiful topiary! What a dramatic difference from the before picture. Well done!

Dawn said...

love the lime green checked curtains. Looks so summery, with the topiary. Great job :)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Katherine, and thank you for visiting me at my blog today and your heartfelt comments... your blog is lovely... and your topiary is so very pretty!... xoxo Julie Marie

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

oh that's beautiful! I'll have to try that!

Wanda Metcalf said...

Such a pretty kitchen window change for spring, that could carry on into summer! However, if you are like me, there is another re-do on it's way ~wink~

Thanks for your sweet comments and for following my blog. I love the craft for today and will be back to check out more ~ I am your newest follower too!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Love the topiary, well, I love all topiaries! Thanks for stopping by my place today, and I am following you back. Have a great week-end.

TanyasTreasureTrove said...

Hi I'm your newest
follower from Social
Parade Friday! I hope
you visit me and return
the follow!:0)

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Thank you for visiting Brambly and becoming a follower. Your blog is so positive and uplifting. I'm looking forward to following you and seeing more of your wonderful pespective. Take care!

Ann-Marie

sissie said...

Hi Katherine!
thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. Also, I really appreciate your kind comments.

I am now following you too. I love the tutorial for the hydrangea topiary. So pretty.

I'm looking forward to visiting often.

hugs
Sissie

Melanie said...

Love the valance and the topiary - so fresh and spring-looking. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Your blog looks wonderful and so much to look at - I'll be doing lots of exploring! I'll also be adding your blog to my list of favorites(on the side of my blog).
:-)

Ashley said...

I love hydrangeas! They have to be my favorite flower. I will definitely be trying this project. I also love your curtain. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment :)

xinex said...

Pretty hydrangea topiary, Katherine. Thanks for the tutorial. Love your vignette!...Christine

Diann said...

Oh, that is cute! And the kitchen change looks so fresh! I'm following!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love the change. The green is so pretty. Have a nice weekend.

TimbarikaDoll said...

Thats gorgeous, must try it soon :) xx

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love the changes you made in your kitchen ~ that lovely apple green is so spring like. And spring has come a few days, at least, to Chicago.

I will catch up on more of your blog later, and I look forward to meeting you.

Fondly,
Glenda

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Mina said...

Oh Katherine, this is so beautiful and thank you for giving such clear instructions. You are the best!

Treat and Trick said...

Looks great! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Will be back to explore more of your post...

Frazzled Mama said...

I'm stopping by and following you from Lucas's Journey Weekend Blog Hop. I hope you'll check out my blog Frazzled Mama at http://frazzled-mama.com and follow me back.

I love this craft. It doesn't seem very difficult. I think I might try it. Thanks.

Tootsie said...

very nice! I am glad to have popped over...I am now a follower!

AmberFaith said...

Newest follower from the Suger Mega Weekend Blog Hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back! Have a great day! (:

Amber
http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

Donnie said...

That is so pretty.I think I might be able to make this one.

Martha (MM) said...

How pretty, love it! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm your newest follower. Have a great weekend :-)

blessedmom's simple home said...

So pretty Kathrine, and I love your sweet curtain too. Spring has arrived at your house just beautifully!
Blessings,
Marcia

Renee said...

I love the transformation! It's perfect for Spring and I love the craft idea!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Hi Katherine, thanks for sharing this great kitchen re-do and hydrangea project over on Fresh CLean and Pure Friday last week. I featured it today for this weekend's get-together!!!! I hope you stop by again with another great post to share!