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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Sunflower Topiary

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  In my last post, I gave you a glimpse of my sunflower topiary!  I wanted to share with you how I gave a new look to an outdated topiary.  This one belonged to my grandmother, and I have had it sitting my closet since March.  

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This was a super easy project that you can use to give a new look to a floral display you already have.  You can also buy the topiary forms to easily create one.  Here is what it looked like before I removed all the flowers and greenery.  

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Last fall, I was at Cracker Barrel, and found these little sunflower bundles on clearance for $3.00 each.  So of course, I had to buy all they had left.  I'm so glad that I did.  I have used these flowers in so much in my fall decor.  When you see a great deal, you better grab it.  :)

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This one already has a few flowers missing.  After removing all the flowers, I painted the stem and the base in Martha Stewart's Cast Bronze.  



I love this color.  I have used it so much.  It has a beautiful finish.

Here is a top view of the topiary.  

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I couldn't believe that the sunflowers actually fit perfect on the topiary stems, which made this a super easy project!  Instead of adding more flowers to the base, I just used fall leaves, and added one sunflower.  I also tied some raffia to the top and stuck a few leaves and berries in the stem.  

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Here it is in the corner of my kitchen.  

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It added lots of color to that little corner spot. 

I also used one of the sunflowers in my mini cupcake stand that I bought at Hobby Lobby.  I can't seem  to pass those things up.   I love them.  They are so fun to decorate with.

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I attached floral wire so it would stand up.  

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It fits perfectly and really stands out inside the glass. 

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  Instead of throwing those outdated flower arrangements away, just give them a face lift.  When you see a great deal on flowers, buy them!!  You can always find something to do with them.  

Have a great weekend!  Thanks so much for visiting, sweet friends. I am so thankful for you!


Linking to:  It's Fall Y'all


With A Blast said...

Lovely! You are right - we should give old things a face-lift and re-use them. I am very into saving money where I can and use goodies that were once special to someone else as well {If you find your mini cupcake stand missing - I promise to look after it with my life ;-) }
Enjoy the weekend, Kathy!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, what a great transformation! It's wonderful that you were able to repurpose and upcycle something that belonged to your grandmother. It looks beautiful!

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Kathy, I love topiaries and I love the way you spruced up your grandmother's. I made a huge white outside topiary for Christmas last year. It was too big to store so I had to take it apart. Haven't decided what I'm going to do this year, but I think topiaries are quite different and unique and I love the way they look.

Unknown said...

I have always loved a pretty topiary. We had to make many in the floral design class I attended and I always like that the best..this is very pretty and it screams fall..

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

What a gorgeous topiary in all of the beautiful colors of fall! Love it! Love the little cloche flower too! You have a good eye for arranging girl!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the remade topiary. I love to re-use and repurpose too.

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

Sweet topiary, Kathy - and Love the white pumpkin with glitzy charm!

Unknown said...

Thank you! I do love to decorate as inexpensively as possible! Love the reminders of her that I see all over my house. :)

Ok, if it disappears, I know where to look for my cupcake stand. LOL Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a great weekend, too!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I love to upcycle when I can. Just like having something new. :)

Thank you so much for your sweet comments, and for stopping by.

Unknown said...

Thank you! I think topiaries are my favorite, too! Is your winter topiary on our blog? I would love to see it. I know it was amazing! So sorry you had to take it down. We need a huge room just to store all of our holiday decor. :)

Thank you so much for visiting. XOXO

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! Topiaries are my favorite. It definitely has fall written all over it. :)

Thank you so much for visiting, and your sweet comment.
Hope you are having a great weekend.


Unknown said...

Aww, thank you! I really need to stop buying those cloches, but I just love them. My hubby agrees, too. LOL

Thank you so much for stopping by. HUGS

Unknown said...

Thank you! I try to repurpose when I can, and I sure can't pass up good deals. LOL

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Unknown said...

Oh, thank you so much! I have lots of fun with those pumpkins. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by. HUGS

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so pretty! The sunflowers are just gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I love sunflowers. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Unknown said...

Great arrangement Kathy, thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Sunday.

Unknown said...

Thank you, and thanks so much for hosting. :)

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Beautiful -- and how sweet that you repurposed something from your grandmother. Just recently discovered Cracker Barrel's gift shop -- they do seem to have some great bargains. And I am having serious cupcake cloche envy here . . . Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

Anonymous said...

so beautiful & Lovely work. well done. 

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