Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rose Topiary

Anyone who has been reading my blog, knows that I am obsessed having alot of fun making my roses. Well I decided to do a little twist on them. I wanted to know if I absolutely had to use felt to make them stable enough or could I use other fabrics. I decided to try some cotton backed with Osnaburg which is a fabric with a similar texture to linen, but much less expensive, especially when you use a coupon. I got mine for $2 a yard after the coupon. So I tried and it worked. However they come out much smaller as you can see here:

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Almost half the size. So it takes alot more to fill up a space than the ones backed with felt. It took be half a yard of each fabric plus Heat N Bond to make my Rose Topiary:

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It was very hard to take a good picture of this in my livingroom.

Here is a picture of just a small amount of the flowers I used:

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I love the print I used. Its this here. I thought it matched the new colors in my bedroom perfectly. Here is a close up of the top:

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I used this tutorial for the butterfly. Then I applied some Spanish Moss from the dollar store to the bottom:

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The little pot was painted with Behr’s Ultra Premium Paint and Primer in One in the color French Roast, which in my opinion is a close paint match for ORB. I had sprayed the dowel Ivy Leaf my Krylon.

This will go on the same shelf as my Live Laugh Love picture, once the shelf is finished.

Here is it again:

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Have a great rest of your day =)

42 comments:

  1. it turned out very pretty, I like the colors. I tried making one the other day with paper flowers but something about it I didn't like...I think it was the colors I used, didn't really go well together. I ended up giving up and decoupaged the balls with tissue paper instead. They turned out okay. I'll be giving it another try soon.

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  2. This came out beautiful Ela! I'm loving your roses...

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  3. oh wow! that is soooo adorable! i love it! don't know that i have that much patience, but it sure is pretty!

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  4. What a great topiary! I love the addition of the butterfly, too cute.
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  5. This is like the one in black that Christy's Creative Chaos posted awhile back. Yours is so pretty with its light colors and the butterfly!

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  6. Totally adorable! great job! :)

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  7. This is so over the top cute I can't stand it. I love topiaries and yours are wonderful. this would be so cute in so many fabrics and different ways. I'm thinking bridal shower or baby shower...lots of ideas. YOu did such a great job.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  8. Very clever...looks adorable!

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  9. I love this as well. I want one.....

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party.

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  10. This is gorgeous! And I love the fabric too!

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  11. That is beautiful! We'd love you to share it at our saturday linky party! nv-craftenvy.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh happiness! This is absolutely beautiful. I am in love. I love fabric flowers too. A little too much probably. I totally am going to post about this (giving the credit back to you of course!) It is just fabulous! I saw it over at It's Fun to Craft. Happiness.

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  13. Oh this is adorable!!! I hope you link it up! I am enjoying your blog. Very cute!

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  14. I hoped over from FIF- I have tons of scrap fabrics, so this is just what I need to use them up! Awesome idea! You go girl! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  15. Beautiful! I adore the roses and the butterfuly.

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  16. Hey girl, THIS IS WONDERFUL! I would love to feature it, and was wondering if I might feature this with the tutorial on how to make the roses. Just let me know what you think! (you should be abelt o just reply to this comment! Thanks)

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  17. This is just beautiful! I like the delicate look without the felt. Will we get to see a pic of the finished shelf with it's accessories? Thanks for linking up to Finished for Friday!

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  18. That is so cute, I love it! I love your blog header and name too:)

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  19. Cute! I like the fabric you used, and the colors.

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  20. I think your fabric roses are just gorgeous! And that topiary is so cute!

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  21. Wow this is just darling! So cute!

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  22. Seriously this is one of my favorite projects I have seen in a long time! Love it!

    Thanks for linking up at my link party! Hope to see you next week.

    ~Ashley @ www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  23. Fun! Stopping by from Along for the Ride party.
    -Mama E
    www.homeandheartsblog.com

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  24. This looks great! I love that you used the flowers on a topiary. So pretty!

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  25. Ooooh, I'm loving this! Fab-u-lous!

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  26. This turned out so pretty!!

    Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!

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  27. What a cute idea! - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

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  28. Love this idea! And I really like the colors you used! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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  29. There are just endless possibilities with these roses, and this is a great one. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. you are such a clever girl, and so patient to make all those roses! It looks lovely:-)
    Tracey

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  31. That fabric is gorgeous! Love the topiary. I have a thing for them - so adorable! Thanks again for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  32. Oh, this is just the cutest thing I've ever seen!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  33. love this! i just made some moss topiaries but i might have to make something like this too if i can find the time. thanks for sharing at my saturday soiree.

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  34. That is soooo pretty!! I love it!

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  35. so cute! come on over and link up to making monday marvelous!

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  36. Gorgeous!

    Nice idea, and love it in the pot.

    blessings

    barbara jean
    PS came over from all thingz related.

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  37. Very cool! What a great center piece! Happy toot your own horn Tuesday!

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  38. Great job!! Love it!! Check out my giveaway here...

    http://jillybeansdoggieboutique.blogspot.com/2010/05/doggie-bed-giveaway.html

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  39. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

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  40. Awwwww, too cute! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Crafty on Hump Day :)

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