Get creative with your wedding reception décor. Create topiary centerpieces that are unique and long lasting. This flower ball project that we are teaching you today is fairly simple to create. Learn to make it and save a lot of money on your reception centerpieces.
Floral Supplies and Tools Needed
- Sola Wood Flower
- Preserved Stoebe
- Leather Fern
- Dried Star Flowers
- Baby's Breath
- Boxwood Greenery
- Floral Foam
- Styrofoam ball
- Glue Gun
STEP 1: PREPARE THE MATERIALS
Floral supplies are available at Sola Wood Flowers. Be creative and innovative. Feel free to add or substitute colors, flowers, and greenery for any project.
STEP 2: BUILD THE TOPIARY BASE
Find the center of the styrofoam ball and poke a hole. Squeeze a dab of glue and push the twigs about 1.5 inches in.
STEP 3: GLUE THE SOLA WOOD FLOWERS
Start gluing the flowers to the ball. This stage takes a bit of patience. The flower easily falls off if the glue hasn't fully dried yet so you have to hold it in place for a good 5 seconds or so.
STEP 4: INSERT FILLERS AND GREENERY
Cut the star fillers to about 2 inches in length. Insert them all throughout the ball.
STEP 4: SET THE TOPIARY STEM PERMANENTLY
Squeeze a generous amount of glue to the bottom of the twigs. Put the stem back into the vase. Add more glue and hold it in place until the stem fits snugly and permanently.
STEP 5: PLANT GREENERY UNDER THE TOPIARY
Insert a variety of greenery and flowers under the topiary. Again, cut them in varying heights and spread them out.
Boxwood leaves have this bright rich green color that looks really nice so we add more of these, clustering around the stems.