Welcome to another Cross Canada Blog Hop! We’re excited to show you some fun home decor this month. If you arrived from Arlene’s blog, you’re on the right track. Remember that this is a cyclical hop, so just keep hopping until you get back to where you started. If you would like to literally “hop across Canada” you can click here to start at Michelle’s blog. She also has a complete list of hoppers in case you get lost along the way.
Using papercrafting as a way to add to your home’s decor is super popular right now. If you follow my blog, you’ve seen quite a few of these types of projects lately! I just love it. My love of paper, stamps and embellishments is creeping out of my scrapbooks and off my cards into my home and it makes me smile every time I look at them.
The project I chose to showcase today isn’t a new one. If you’ve been in my basement studio, you’ve probably seen it. I created it about a year ago, but realized I never posted about it on my blog. So, it seemed like the perfect choice for this hop. Here it is:
I’ve made three of these topiaries now, all different styles. You can see my first one here
. It takes a lot of time, but the finished project is well worth the effort. The rolled flowers are all cut on the Cricut, with the Art Philosophy cartridge (Font function, shift, Tag5 key) at 4″. I used only Wonderland paper and Moonstruck cardstock (both retired). Here’s a close up:
I used Liquid Glass on the rolled flowers, but have since started using a hot glue gun. It goes a lot quicker. After they were dry I pinned them with regular pearl-topped pins right into a styrofoam ball. The wooden dowel was stuck in after all the flowers were added. I didn’t even add hot glue to keep it in place. This way I can take this project to other places by just popping the top off! The dowel is stuck into some green floral foam in the bucket, which I bought at Michaels. I added some hot glue in the bucket before covering the whole thing with rocks from Dollarama. To finish it off, I used some ribbon from the Blue Designer Ribbon collection (also retired) to tie a bow.
This now sits proudly on my shelf in my studio. Want to make one of these, but don’t have a Cricut? The post with my first topiary
includes instructions on cutting these flowers by hand.
Now it’s time to hop on over to Sheri’s blog
and check out what she’s created. Happy Creating!