Making a Potpourri Topiary
Step 1: Cover table with newspaper to protect it and make cleanup
easier. Gather materials: flower pots, sticks, potpourri (lavender buds in
this case), styrofoam balls, glue, ribbon, and foam oasis.
Step 2: Use a rag to paint pot to make it antique looking,
Using a disposable container (in this
case, a plastic sherbet lid) keeps the potpourri together.
Cover one-half of a styrofoam ball
with glue and press into potpourri to cover.
Let the glue dry about 30 minutes
and do the other half. Cut oasis to fit flower pots.
Fill in gaps by using more glue and
potpourri. In this example, powdered cinnamon is also used to add to the antiqued
look of the lavender balls.
Finish the topiaries by sticking the
stick in the potpourri-covered ball and placing it in the oasis. Fill in
the top of the pot with moss. Tie ribbon around stick.