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.