Patriotic DIY Topiary

Patriotic DIY Topiary

What You'll Need:

Honeycomb Pack Twighlight/Ocean
4.7" Rose Clay Pot
Red Cardstock
White Cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Red Paper Shred
Washington D.C. Sticker Pack
2 1/2" Star Punch
Honeycomb Circle Template
Red Baker's Twine
White Patio Paint
Dowel Rod
Floral Foam
Star Rhinestones
Adhesive Foam Dots
Ruler
XACTO Knife
Scissors
Hot Glue
Tombo Glue
Pencil

Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 2 Hours (Not Including Dry Time)


How to Make a Patriotic DIY Topiary


Looking for a unique centerpiece for your backyard barbecue or patriotic party? Stack your stars and stripes when you make this paper DIY topiary! Use honeycombs to make festive globes, then deocrate them with your favorite paper crafting supplies.
 
  • 1 Paint pot

    Paint pot white and set aside to dry.

  • 2 Make honeycomb balls

    Separate each of the 2 blue honeycomb packs. Line the template up on the glue side of the pack and draw along the 4" line on the light blue and the 6" line on the dark blue. You will need 2 halves for each ball. Use template on blue cardstock to make 4 halves for each ball.

  • 3 Glue honeycomb balls

    Glue cardstock to each honeycomb half. Glue dark blue halves together around the dowel rod about 4" from the bottom, forming a ball. Repeat steps with smaller ball around top portion of dowel, leaving about 1 1/2" space between the balls.

  • 4 Arrange in pot

    Glue foam into pot. Insert dowel into foam and glue. Add paper shred into pot.

  • 5 Embellish pot

    Cut red and blue cardstock to make a label for the pot. Glue the label to the pot and embellish with stickers and rhinestones.

  • 6 Punch & bend stars

    Punch 3 stars in each of the cardstock sheets. Lightly score each star across the points. Bend and fold along the score lines to create a dimensional star. Add a rhinestone to each star center.

  • 7 Make & attach bunting

    Cut an 8" section of baker's twine. Cut 3, 2" x 1" rectangles from cardstock. Fold in half and cut into triangles. Fold over twine and glue to make bunting. Arrange and glue to top ball.

  • 8 Attach stickers & stars

    Attach stickers to the topiary with foam dots. Arrange stars onto the balls.