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Sunday, January 20, 2013

DIY Valentine's Felt Roses Topiary

Hi, everyone!  I finally had some time this weekend to work on some Valentine's decor.  I made these Valentine's topiaries using wiffle balls.  I bought these at the Dollar Tree last summer, and never did get around to making the flower balls that I saw on Pinterest.  I also had lots of red felt that I planned on using for Christmas projects, but that didn't happen either!  I had purchased the little mini urns at an estate sale a long time ago, and wanted to do something with them.  

Valentine's Day DIY Felt Roses Topiary using wiffle balls tutorial

So I decided to make a felt rose topiary using the felt and wiffle balls.

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  I used about 8 sheets of felt and lots of glue sticks.  

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I cut the felt into about 3 inch circles.  They definitely weren't perfect circles.  I trimmed all of the edges when I finished gluing them all in the ball.  

Life on Lakeshore Drive DIY Valentine's Felt Roses Topiary

Because I wasn't sure if the white would show through,  I put 2 coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor's Silk on them.   I would have used spray paint, but I used all my red during Christmas.  Now that it's completed, the paint was not necessary.  

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I folded the circles in half, and then rolled it up.  I added hot glue all the way around the point, and placed it in the hole. 

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 TIP:  I sat the ball on an old bracelet to keep it from rolling around.  This made it so much easier to work with.

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Now to take care of all the bare spots.  I followed the same steps except I cut off the end of each piece and just glued them to the ball.  Once I was finished, there was no part of the ball showing through. 

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I hot glued a skewer into the center of the ball, and wrapped it in ribbon.  Then I added a strand of pearls. 

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 I had bought the red Crystal Dazzlers at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, and they worked perfect for the base.  The last step was to add the bow to the urn. 

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Here's a view from the top.

Valentine's Day DIY Felt Roses Topiary using wiffle balls tutorial

Valentine's Day DIY Felt Roses Topiary using wiffle balls tutorial

This was an easy project to make after all the circles were cut out.  The second one went much faster, because I had it figured out how I wanted it to look.  Of course, I always manage to burn my fingers every time I touch my glue gun.  

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!  I am always happy to hear from you.  I hope you have a wonderful week.  


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121 comments:

joy said...

These are awesome! Have a blessed monday:)

Ana Lopes said...

Too adorable, Kathy!Love it!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Ana@carpe_diem said...

great, i looove it!

Iris said...

Absolutely adorable!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

A wiffle ball...you are such a genius! What a cute project! I love it!

Cathy said...

These are just too cute..and ingenious using a whiffle ball... Thanks for sharing...

Jo May said...

BOOYAH!Love this,you are genius.
I had to come see what a whiffle ball was,teehehehe,I had forgotten.
It's creative bloggers like you that inspire and get us thinking out of the box.
Thank you!
~Jo @ LoblollyLane

Judy Haughton-James said...

They are so beautiful! Great job! Have a wonderful Monday.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Really pretty:-)
Happy Monday!

Judy said...

Very beautiful!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love it!! Cute idea!!

Stephanie said...

Kathy, you are a genius! This is so beautiful and simple to make - I love it!

Hugs to you,
Stephanie

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

What a clever idea with the wiffle balls....I pinned this for you!

Reduce, Reuse, Renewed said...

How adorable! What a great idea for a wiffle ball...although if my husband saw me doing this to one he'd think it was a sin! lol

Rox said...

Ha ha! Wiffle Balls! Awesome idea

TheMoonAndMe said...

What a neat idea! I hadn't seen those...the wiffle ball's a great base. They turned out great!
Kelly

Anne said...

What a cute idea Kathy!
xx
Anne

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

These are so darn cute and how ingenius!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Lisa Hall said...

I just love these! So cute!

Winnie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS !!

VFoley said...

You are so talented! Gotta love the 99 cent store! Love your blog.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Joy! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Ana! They were so fun to make. You have a wonderful week, too!

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, Danni! Thank a bunch for stopping by, too! :)

Kathy Moody said...

You are so welcome, and thank you for your sweet comment! Thanks for stopping by, too. Have a wonderful week. :)

Kathy Moody said...

That for your sweet comment!! Yep, I'm long past the day of having wiffle balls around the house. LOL Thank you so much for stopping by and making my day! Have a great week!

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Judy and thanks for the great party, too! Have a wonderful week. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks so much, Vicki! Thanks for stopping by, too. Have a wonderful week. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Judy and thanks for stopping by! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by, too! :)

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much for your sweet comment, Stephanie! The things that pop in my head when I should be sleeping!! LOL Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!!

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, JP!! Thanks a bunch for the pin, too! Love my great bloggy friends!!!

HUGS
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! You should have seen my face when my baseball player son saw what I was doing. LOL We better not let your hubby see the baseball wreath I drilled holes in. heehee Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful week.

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Amazing what we can create with. LOL Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! They were so easy and fun to make. Now my daughter wants some in purple. LOL Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Anne! Thanks for stopping by, too! :)

XO
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Debbie! These are the crazy kind of things that keep me up at night!! LOL Thanks for stopping by. Have an awesome week. :)

XOXO
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Lisa! Thanks for following, too! I look forward to visiting with you. I love your awesome blog. Have a wonderful week. :)

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Winnie! Thanks a bunch for stopping by, too!

HUGS
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for following, too! I love your amazing blog. I look forward to visiting with you! Have a wonderful week. :)

Kathy

Linda Bouffard said...

Thanks, Kathy, for linking up to the DIY Wreath blog. Could you give me the name of the girl who did your blog makeover? I think I'm going to have someone help with the new blog. I don't know what I'm doing over there. It's Wordpress. Very different. How have you been? Take care, Linda

Stephanie Michaels said...

Kathy,
It was worth the wait! Super cute decorations. Thanks so much for sharing. ; )
Steph
swtboutique.com

Brenda said...

Visiting from New Nostalgia's link party. These are so lovely!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial ... pinning! ;)

~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

Peggy Hale said...

Kathy those are so cute! Thanks for sharing how to make them. Hugs, Peggy

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

These are so pretty, I love that you used wiffle balls, so clever!

Raising Reagan said...

Kathy these are too cute! I always wondered how you made a topiary! Great tutorial!

Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection!
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

xoxo
Lanaya
www.raising-reagan.com

Theresa said...

This is so clever to use wiffle balls & I love how it turned out!Your welcome to link up on Inspiration Spotlight which happens every Friday or submit from the Navigation bar (submit) to party. Hope you have a great rest of your week!
Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

Coleen McCrea Katz said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! Really great!

Shelley said...

This is beautiful Kathy! I would have never thought to do this! Great idea! Thank you for linking up to Party In Polka Dots!

Shelley

Denyse @ Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Oh how darn cute! I knew I should have saved my wiffle balls as a kid. Great idea!! Thanks for coming over and strutting your stuff.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

So pretty Kathy. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

A wiffle ball is so smart!

Kate Grey said...

Oh, how I wish I were good with crafts! This is great!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Am your newest follower.

Kate @ http://seriouslykateblog.blogspot.com

K Coake said...

They are so pretty! Amazing that a wiffle ball is under all the pretty!
KC

2justByou said...

Very nice! Now THESE are wiffle balls I would NOT let the kids have! LOL They turned out beautifully and perfectly festive for Valentine's Day. =0)
New GFC follower here!

~Kim
http://2justByou.blogspot.com

patricia-krank said...

Amazing! Wiffle balls. How do people come up with these great ideas. Thanks for sharing. I may need to try this for my Valentine's table. Hugs, Patti@OldThingsNew

DesignedByBH said...

What a great idea!!!!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Sabrina said...

This is such a cute idea, it looks lovely! :)

Sabrina
http://thelittleowlshop.blogspot.com

Sarah Louise said...

These are lovely, looking forward to seeing more of your crafts! Thanks for stopping by my blog too. :o)

Sarah

www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk

Renea (cupcake-n-bake) said...

How creative! I never would have thought of this.

Anne Jrp said...

You are so creative Kathy, G+ for you.. <3

Joanne
www.randomcoolstuff101.blogspot.com

Ginny Marie said...

Oh, those are so clever! I have a bunch of wiffle balls in the basement that I now know what to do with! Unfortunately, I know your pain with a glue gun! ;)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Very pretty and a fun way to use up any spare wiffle balls! Thanks for sharing it a A Crafty Soiree! Following you with GFC now :)

Wanda Ann Olsen said...

Kathy,
Thank you so, so much for linking up to my party. This is very pretty and clever.
Have a beautiful day.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

Kimberli B. said...

Love this idea! I am totally going to tell my sister about these! Come visit me at greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com
Thanks! Kimberli

Cindy Eikenberg said...

Kathy, saw these at 52 Mantels and wanted to stop by, say hello and tell you I love these! What a simply awesome idea to use wiffle balls! They look gorgeous! Thanks for much for sharing. ~Cindy, littlemisscelebration.com

Connie said...

Holy mackerel you've got a lot of comments on this! I have one of those balls I'm always hiding from the grand kids so they don't throw it around the house and break something! Now I can put it to good use with your idea. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from BYB hop; already followed you on GFC but liked you on FB now too. http://www.familyhomeandlife.com/

sew sweet vintage said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Pinning:) https://www.etsy.com/listing/120412156/valentine-chalk-board-paint-heart-cup

Kara @ Petals to Picots said...

These are so pretty!

Brenda said...

LOVE these!! Pinned them ;)

Thanks for stopping by to visit, leaving such a nice comment,&following me too! Looking forward to enjoying your blog & getting to know you :)

Your Newest Follower&Bloggy Friend,
Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

marty said...

How adorable are these?! Can't wait to see what other treasures you have tucked away :-)

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Oh my goodness....your topiaries are stunning!!! I love the tutorial...you made it look so easy.
Thanks Kathy!
Hope your week(end)is extraordinary!

Tammy Henderson said...

Kathy these came out so cute! Love them... Great tutorial my friend!
xo
Tammy

Jann Olson said...

Kathy, these are so cute! Great idea to use the wiffle ball. I love the urns and your pretty tablecloth. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Pudel-design said...

Hi Kathy!
This is such a fun idea, looks really cute.
Thank you for following, you have a new follower in me too;)
Have to check out your blog now;))
Love and hugs from Germany...
Lydia

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

Kathy, these turned out beautifully! The ball you used was perfect. Great idea!thanks for visiting me at oneCreativeMommy.com!

Linda Bouffard said...

Hi, Kathy, Wow. You are busier than a one armed paper hanger! (old expression). This is beautiful. I'd love to have you link this to my party... Good work. Linda

http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-to-do-weekends-3.html?showComment=1359134008464#c7958144546549963056

Jen said...

What a great idea to use a whiffle ball, I love seeing new ways to use old items!

Antonella said...

These are so cute! I would never have guessed they were wiffle balls!
I linked over from The Answer is Chocolate.
Hugs, antonella :-)

A to Zebra Celebrations said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is so creative and beautiful!! I hope you stop by to link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-4.html
Nancy

silvia said...

So cute!! Love it, very very nice.

Linda Bouffard said...

Hey, Kathy, Very cool that you came over and linked up to my party! Can't wait to see what you come up with next week. You're the best!

http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-to-do-weekends-3.html

Designed Decor said...

This is the best idea I have seen in a long time! Great job! Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday - http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party4/
DeDe@DesignedDecor

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

So pretty and I love the great step by step tutorial!I'd love for you to come and join in over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-2/

SweetPepperRose said...

Kathy, these are just so pretty, and the paper compliments it wonderfully! VERY clever to use those balls - they'll be on my list to get when I'm in the store next time!

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

Those are really cute. Great tutorial! I'm just stopping in from the new party on The Pin Junkie.

J. Rae said...

You have been featured in my Love is in the Air valentine's Day Round Up!
http://ow.ly/hamou

Pams Party said...

I am loving these! I wish I would have remembered to pick up a couple of wiffle balls when I was the dollar store today. You have been chose as today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day.

http://www.pamspartyandpracticaltips.com/2013/01/valentine-felt-rose-topiary-feature-of.html

Peggy Hale said...

Kathy, girl, I'm tired just thinking about all you are doing! We love your topiary at Transformed Tuesday and I will be featuring you later this evening. Hugs, Peggy

Tonna @ USS Crafty said...

Cute!!! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

Stacey said...

So pretty - love that rich, textured felt!
Thanks for sharing - have a blessed week!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Lulu said...

How cool are these, the containers, too. It's good to know that whiffle balls are good for something other than batting practice.

Tori Grant said...

I love this! Your being featured tomorrow on Tell Me Tuesday! Thanks for linking up! Tori

Shannon Barefoot said...

Ooohh I love the topiaries!!

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Betsy Pool said...

These toparies look so awesome!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you this week!

Ginger Bergemann said...

Thanks for sharing at Gingerly Made's Show & Tell party. You were featured this week.

http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/01/show-tell-features_29.html

Artsy Chicks Rule said...

Wow what a creative idea! Love it. They turned out so great!
Nancy

Spatulas On Parade - Dawn said...

How cute! What a great way to do this, thanks for sharing with us at "In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party" with Feeding Big.
Dawn co host
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Kathy, these look absolutely beautiful and I believe perfect for all year round. Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's party. Thanks again for always linking up your wonderful projects.

Anne xx

Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog} said...

So lovely! I used a similar technique to make a pumpkin last Halloween - but pinned the felt into a foam ball...never thought to use a whiffle ball!

Thank you so much for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you again at the next party

Have a wonderful week
Michelle xx

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Very clever! Love the use of the whiffle balls! The topiaries turned out lovely. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Those are so cute!! What a great idea to use a wiffle ball! Super fun for Valentines decor! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. I am going to be featuring these at tonights link party! Wahoo!
Jill

Margo said...

Ingenious! Featuring these this week at "Think Tank Thursday!"

Gail Wilson said...

Kathy--I love your valentine topiaries. great tute!
gail

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

Beautiful, Kathy and what a great idea to use a whiffle ball! You will be featured tonight on the blog, so come by and check yourself out. lol! Thanks so much for sharing (sorry I was so late to visit from last week's Humble Brag link party!)

Jody and Stan said...

Kathy, Absolutely fantastic! So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend!


Jody

Sinea said...

Love this project. Who would ever think there were wiffle balls under there! New follower here. Would love it if you'd stop by Ducks 'n a Row for our Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop each week. It goes live Tuesday nights at 7pm EST. This coming week I will be featuring this post of yours. My readers will love it.

Sinea
http://www.ducksnarow.com

Good Time Charlie said...

What a fabulous project! I can see doing this in different colors too!

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

This is such a fun idea! And I love that you used whiffle balls! I'm featuring this tonight at my link party!

Jody and Stan said...

Kathy, Congrats! Just wanted you to know you've been featured at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Thanks for sharing!

Jody

Jenn said...

LOVE these... you are so creative!

And who knew those were called wiffle balls? Creative AND educational :)

Have a great weekend,

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(¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer
http://jennsrandomscraps.blogspot.ca

Krystin Hansen said...

I saw this Featured on Little Mom on the Prairie! I am now following you, too! :D Love the use of the wiffle ball!

Mindie Hilton said...

Featuring at Bacon Time soon!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Kathy, I am featuring you again today at my 'sharing a little love' challenge.
hugs,
Jann

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