Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Petunia Floral Topiary

Spring is bursting out all over around me!   I live in Valley Springs, California and flowers are in full bloom!    When I saw the topiary SVG file, I just knew this would work perfect for Heartfelt Creations new Classic Petunia Collection.    This would make a perfect centerpiece for any special occasion.   Can you imagine a wedding reception with a topiary on each table?    I love weddings!   

Classic Petunia Paper Collection, HCDP1-278
Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set - Small, HCPC-3785
Classic Petunia Die Set - Small, HCD1-71
Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set - Large, HCPC-3786
Classic Petunia Die Set - Large, HCD1-7140
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Embossing Powder- White, RPE1685
Vagabond-2, 532423
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401

65 lb.  white cardstock, heat tool, paper trimmer, pearl designer hat pins, baby breath, green ribbon, floral moss, 5 inch styrofoam ball, 3.4 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch floral foam, hot glue gun, 12 inch wood dowel, floral tape, rocks to add weight to urn, pearls, watercolor brush,  Tattered  Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink,  Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink, Mini-mister, SVG file Thank You For The Music,  flower soft or green spray acrylic paint. 

Create the urn from  Thank You For The Music SVG file.  I used paper from the Classic Petunia paper Collection.  Place a few glass decorative stones in the bottom to weight the urn.  Trim the floral foam to create a snug fit inside the urn.  Stuff left over foam around the edges to prevent the stones from falling out.  

Spray paint or cover the round styrofoam ball with flower soft.   I had Flower Soft so I applied Dries Clear Adhesive to ball and then the flower soft.   (Tip:  You can also create your own by rubbing two pieces of styrofoam together, applying some re-inkers and allow to dry).   Apply  floral tape  the full length of the dowel.  Apply one end of the dowel  half way inside the styrofoam ball and the other into the base floral foam.   

Stamp the small and large Classic Petunia flowers on white cardstock using white embossing powder.  Heat set.  The petals were watercolored using Tattered Rose and worn Lipstick Distress Ink.   The leaves were watercolored using Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress oxide Ink.   The petals were lightly misted on the back for easy molding and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  
The flowers were layered and adhered with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.   

Sprigs of Baby Breath were applied using a hot glue gun.   Small floral bows were placed in locations around the ball.  The flowers were applied to the topiary using  pearl hat pins. 

 Floral moss  was applied around the top of the urn.    For the finishing touch, tie a bow around the stem at the base of the floral topiary.   

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   I love the floral topiary and can imagine so many different occasions when this could be the perfect centerpiece!    I hope you check out the new Classical Petunia Collection soon! 


  1. Wow, what a stunner! I love everything about it!

  2. beautiful, love this alter marie,

  3. This is absolutely beautiful Marie! Love it!

  4. Wow!!! Fantastic job, so glad you could share your stunning project with us.
    This would be beautiful on all the tables at all the tables.


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