When I was done with the paper flower background for the Secret Garden shower, I still had paper left over. Not content to let a single scrap of paper go to waste, I decided to make more paper flower party decor to sprinkle through the rest of the party, and came up with the idea of paper topiaries.
If you've been following the blog, you've probably already read about how to make this paper flower backdrop:
The best part about this tutorial is that if you've read the paper flower backdrop tutorial, you already know everything you need to know to make the topiaries!
To make a paper flower topiary, first, you need to make a bunch of flowers.
Except smaller, this time. Unless you're making a really giant topiary. Wait a minute. That could be a GORGEOUS version of a Christmas tree! Lit from the inside. Great, now I want to make it, and where am I going to put that in my house?
You need some sort of base on which to glue all the flowers you've made. You could use a foam cone from the craft store, of course, but I just made a paper cone using the same technique I used for the center of the roses.
Once you have your cone made, simply start hot-gluing the flowers on the cones.
I placed my topiary cones in some milk glass compotes I had sitting around, but they looked great just sitting on the table, too.
If I had a mantle, I'd have these guys all over it this holiday season.