Friday, January 14, 2011

Sweetheart Topiary

While at the 99 cent store this pass week getting supplies to make my sweetheart wreath, I saw this little pack of 3 clay pots and they were so cute I just had to make something with them.

After roaming the store, I found this pack of different size foam balls
and this pack of red shredded paper, grabbed another bag of
Sweethearts and headed home.

I took each ball and painted it red,
just so you wouldn't see any white through the candies.
After a few minutes and a few hot glue burns. I had covered each red ball entirely with Sweethearts and stuck in a small wooden stick.

Next, I put a big blob of hot glue in each pot and stuck the flat end
of the wood stick down into the little hole of the pot.
And wanted very impatiently for it to dry.
After waiting for it to dry, it still started to slowly tilt to the side, so began the dilemma of coming up with a solution to help it stay up.

Than it hit me, I have tons of leftover Sweethearts so I proceeded to shove them in and hot glue them down layer by layer.

After filling in each pot with leftover sweethearts, I added the red shredded paper to the top.I also glued one of the bigger Sweethearts to stick and added it to the pot in the front. After that I glued the three pots together,
adding just a little hot glue on the rim of each pot.

I've just been waiting for a project to come along that I could use this cute spool of ribbon I found in the dollar bins at Target.
After tying a few ribbons under each ball and
one to the front pot, here's my topiary all finished. I really loved how cute this topiary turned out and really enjoy our cute new centerpiece on our dinning room table.

MY VERY FIRST FEATURE :)

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20 comments:

Anna said...

Very Cute! :)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I like how they're mini! Great job!

OurForeverHouse said...

Awesome Kristie. These are cute. I was actually thinking about doing a couple of balls to put in a basket but I love the topiary.

My Kids Make said...

those are great!!! what a cute idea using the conversation hearts. I love the wreath too!!!

Delightful Order said...

How adorable! I love these!
DaNita

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

VERY CUTE, AND SWEET! jen

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

So So so cute! I am featuring this tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. GRab my "featured" button.

Kim said...

Those are so cute. Neat tip on glueing the pots together.

C.R.A.F.T. said...

Those are adorable! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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Allison@FabRehab said...

SUPER cute!! Nice work!

The Loops said...

So jealous. I have really been wanting to use conversation hearts in my crafts but I am afraid my puppy will maul it! Great job!

The Loops said...

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Lisa said...

These are adorable! Very cute and a cheap way to decorate!

MommaMindy said...

What a cute idea! I found a box of little clay pots for under $2 at the thrift store. We made a clay pot nativity sets for Christmas, and this looks like the perfect craft for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

So cute! I would love to have them on my table.

Liberty said...

Oh My Cuteness!! Love this!

Kelly said...

Found you through Take a Look Tuesday....I LOVE topiaries, and yours are so super cute! I'm also your newest follower! :)

Kelly
http://crazywego.blogspot.com

AllieMakes! said...

SUPER cute! Do the kids pick the candies off, as mine would? LOL Great job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

April said...

My kids would definately be picking the candies off too! I love the big sweetheart! Thanks for linking up!

Happily Ever After Again said...

i'm a new follower! what a cute idea :)

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