Cross Canada Blog Hop: Home Decor

Cross Canada Blog Hop:

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring a Home Decor project of our choosing. 
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers….whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do….by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creation with Michelle. If you came from Rosalynd of In My Scrappin’ Room

My blog hop contribution – Nicky Scott, Hampton, NB:

Topiary ball & gift card holder



Topiary Ball:
  1. Use a light craft glue and tissue paper to cover the styrofoam ball with green tissue paper. There is no need to worry about it being neat as you are covering the ball with flowers. The tissue paper is just to cover the places where the flowers do not cover.
  2. Cut the flower of your choice from the cricut.
  3. Layer 2 flowers together.
  4. Use a push pin to add the flower to the ball.
  5. Repeat step 2-4 until the ball is covered.
  6. Add a few drops of re-inker to pearl paint. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Paint the clay pot and skewer with paint. Let dry.
  8. Stamp the upper outer edge of the pot if desired
  9. Cut a cupcake liner of your choice to place the pot in. Set the cut to “fit to page” on the cricut to get a large sized liner. I only needed one liner but depending on your pot size you may need to cut more than one.
  10. Loosely run a stitch on one edge of a 12″ piece of burlap using the hemp. Pull the stitch tight to form a circle and knot.
  11. Repeat step 9 but don’t pull the knot as tight to make a larger circle.
  12. Place a styrofoam ball (plant oasis) in the pot.
  13. Layer the two burlap flowers onto the skewer.
  14. Put the skewer into the pot and the flower ball.
  15. Add raffia to the top of the skewer near the flower ball
Gift Card:
  1. Use white daisy cardstock and cut a “gift card” card from the cricut.
  2. Use the same flowers you chose for the ball and add them to the card.
  3. Add sentiment and sparkles
Place a gift card inside your card and you are all set for Mother’s Day.

I will offering a class to complete this project on April 27 at Timeless Cottage.  
Contact me at info@timelesscottage.ca for more information.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Arlene of Arlene’s Creative Space.  

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My Creation with Michelle, as she has the complete blog list.
Thanks for hopping along with us – we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in May when we will be featuring some Canvas projects.



April 15, 2013 at 9:41 am

This is just fabulous. Great colors!

April 15, 2013 at 10:15 am

Great job! I really like your colour choices.

April 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

I love the creations they are beautiful. Great idea for Mother’s Day.

April 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm

WOW – that is alot of flowers! Love it

April 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm

how FUN! i have never seen flowers like that used before, it looks great!

April 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Lovely projects — I love the colours you chose. And the instructions are great too.

April 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Beautiful! I did a similar project a few months ago using the rolled up roses and I really like how yours turned out with the two tone flowers. Hmmm… might have to make another one!

April 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

great mothers day gift idea!

April 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Gorgeous flowers… love the two tone colours you chose !

April 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Gorgeous! I might have to try making one of these someday soon.

April 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Wow, a lot of work went into that project!! Beautiful!

April 18, 2013 at 2:18 am

Beautiful colours, love the flowers that you used.

April 22, 2013 at 12:36 am

Lovely! any colour could be used and it could be changed seasonally.

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