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Petunia Floral Topiary

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Other Products: 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. 

Watch this tutorial to learn how to shape the Classic Petunia.

Instructions: Click here to see a close up view of this topiary.  Create the urn from Thank You For The Music SVG file here. 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.  

Created By: Marie Gamber

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit


Embossing Powder - White


Small Classic Petunia Die


Large Classic Petunia Die