(diy tutorial) felt rose topiaries

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I shared this project over at The CSI Project a few weeks ago, during their flower challenge week. These felt rose topiaries were a labor of love, but worth the effort. Several 3rd degree hot glue gun burns later and they made for a perfect centerpiece for my dessert table at the spring craft party I hosted. After the party, I moved them and the bunny to my entryway table. They’d look great on a fireplace mantel too or even in a little girls room.

2 Foam Topiary Forms (found in the floral section of your local craft store)
2 Terracotta Pots (sized to fit the topiary forms)
2 Yards of Felt
Hot Glue Gun
Instant Green Moss Cloth (found in the floral section of your local craft store)
2 Decorative Butterflies


Step 1: Cut out several 4 inch circles out of 2 yard of felt. You can cut more circles as you go so you don’t waste felt.

Step 2: To make a felt flower, cut a spiral in the circles as shown below. Starting from the outside of the spiral, start wrapping the felt to form a flower. When you reach the end, add a glob of hot glue to the end piece and glue it to the backside of the flower. Continue making flowers until you have enough to cover 2 topiary forms.

Step 3: Hot glue flowers onto the topiary forms, making sure that there are no gaps in between the flowers.

Step 4: Cut a piece of moss, sized to fit inside the terracotta pot. It is easiest to use a rotary cutter with moss sheets, but scissors will work too. Place the topiary form into the terracotta pot. Cut a slit to the middle of the moss circle and hot glue in place inside the pot, covering the topiary form.

Step 5: Hot glue a decorative butterfly to the side of the pot.

Step 6: Throw a craft party to show off your felt rose topiaries.

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.