Craft Idea - Baby Shower Topiary
A few weeks ago some hostesses for a baby shower asked me to make the baby shower decorations. The mother-to-be did not want the usual pastel colors because she had decided to do the nursery in primary colors.
I racked my brain trying to figure out what kind of baby shower decorations I could make that would look babyish (is that a word?), using the colors red, yellow and blue.
The hostesses were wanting centerpieces for the table.
So this is what I did.
I decorated two topiaries. They both had a 3 inch ball and a 5 inch ball. On the first topiary, I covered the top ball in silk, red, carnations. The second ball I covered in silk, yellow, carnations.
For the second topiary, I covered the top ball in silk, yellow carnations. The second ball I covered in silk, red carnations. (Just a reverse of the first topiary).
Then for the stem of the topiaries, I covered them in origami foil. I found it at a local craft store. It's really colorful and shiny. It only came in a color variety pack but I chose the blue foil.
I just used craft glue to adhere the foil to the stem. When placing the foil, I squeezed the foil around the stem so that the foil would not fit smooth. This gave the stem some texture.
For the base of the topiary I covered it in silk material. If the bottom ball on the topiary was red, then the silk was yellow. If the bottom ball on the topiary was yellow then the silk was red. I attached the material by tieing it to the stem using some pretty trim that I had found.
Then I bought small teddy bears (also at the craft store) and glued some of the extra trim I had remaining from tieing the silk material, around the neck of the teddy bears just to give them some color. I glued them (using a hot glue gun), to the second ball on each topiary. They were tall enough that I glued one foot to the top of the second ball, and then glued the "paw" of the bear to the top ball. Then in the other hand of the bear I attached some balloons.
Within the top balls on each topiary I used floral picks to attach pacifiers, baby rattlers and other baby decor.
The topiaries turned out to be a hit! I have to admit I was nervous when I first began making them because of the primary colors, but everything turned out great.
If you have a baby shower to decorate for then this would be a great idea to make.
Or if you would like to email me at email@example.com I'll give you a free quote for baby shower decorations and I'll take the load off of you and make them for you!
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