Monday, April 26, 2010

Book Page Topiaries and Seasonal Blocks

The other day I decided I wanted to make a new decoration for my shelves in my dining room, so I came up with this!
Topiaries! I've been seeing lots of cute things made out of book pages and numbers, so I decided to use that idea for these! These were so simple! Here's what you need:
-3 clay pots...I paint .79 cents each at Michael's
-3 wooden dowels...I already had these
-3 styrofoam can get these at the dollar store as well...they were out when I needed them so I got mine at Michael' get 6 for about $4
-Moss...I bought a huge bag at the $ store
-Circle punch...I used 1.25 inch and 1 inch
-Sewing Pins...I had these
-Foam Blocks...the kind used for floral design....I got a pack of 5 at the $ store
-Old Book, or scrapbook paper

What you do:
Paint your dowels, and pots needed a few coats! In the mean time punch out lots of circles. I used 2 different sizes and stacked them on top of each other. Using the pins, place your circles on the styrofoam balls. Once your balls are filled and your dowels are dry, place the dowel through the ball. Place the foam blocks at the bottom of the pots and cover with moss. Stick your dowel in the foam block and you are done!

Also on that shelf is my seasonal blocks...I changed it up a bit!


Livin' our Love Story said...

I love this! I just changed my room to black and white, and I def have to steal this idea girl!
Thanks! Your soooo cute with all your crafts!

AmY.GraNt said...

You are so crafty! I love it! I'm going to have to try this!