This mini rose topiary is perfect for Valentine’s Day and all year round – it can be easily adapted to be larger, depending on the space you want to decorate – I just happen to like this miniature silk rose topiary. Try using larger Smoothfoam balls with silk flowers inserted into a pail, vase or other decorative containers.
2″ Smoothfoam ball
Mini paper roses (I used about 60)
Red spray ink (I used Tattered Angels)
4″ wood dowel (the width of a Tinker Toy stick)
Small wood spool (with a hole that fits the dowel)
Green acrylic paint, paintbrush
Fast-drying craft glue
Red and cream ticking material
Small wood heart
Spray the roses and the heart with red ink. Allow plenty of time to dry.
Paint the Smoothfoam ball and the dowel green, let dry.
Poke a hole into the end of the ball. Squirt a little glue in the hole and insert the painted dowel.
Starting at the top of the ball, glue on the roses, one by one, until covered. After the rose ball is formed, you may want to go back and re-mist the flowers with more ink for additional coverage.
Cover the wood spool with the ticking material and glue the end in place. Tie a small piece of crinkle ribbon around the ticking and glue the wood heart on top.
Insert the rose ball into the wood spool.