DIY TOPIARY CENTERPIECE - SOLA WOOD FLOWERS

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

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.

Fill the claypot or vase with a floral foam. Line it with real dried moss to cover the foam and for a more natural forest floor look.

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.

Make sure the twigs are glued to the ball snugly and permanently.
Push the stemmed ball into the moss. Don't glue the stem to the vase yet. Position the topiary in front of you and decide on how and where to position the flowers.

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.

For a balanced look, distribute the colors, sizes and style of flowers. 
Step back once in a while to check if the flowers are evenly distributed.
Pull out the stem from the pot and fill in the underside.

STEP 4: INSERT FILLERS AND GREENERY

Cut the star fillers to about 2 inches in length. Insert them all throughout the ball.

Insert baby's breath, caspia, and other accents in between the flowers. Add leather ferns for contrast.

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.

Add in a few ferns, dried caspia, green stoebe and some more boxwoods. We want our under the topiary garden to be lively and full.
Make your arrangements well in advance of the wedding. Worry less as the big day draws nearer. Enjoy!

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