Good morning friends!  Today has so much going on!  I am sharing my tutorial for Valentine DIY Topiary and then I am sharing my TALENTED friend’s projects as part of our Valentine Monthly Crafter Blog Hop Party and lastly, but certainly not least, I am sharing a GIVEAWAY for THREE Winners for an Erin Condren Prize Pack!  Yay for today!

OK let’s start with a cute, simple project to add some Valentine love to your décor!  Valentine DIY Topiaries!

DIY Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

Supplies Needed for a DIY Topiary:

  • Pinking Shears
  • White Fabric (I used an old sheet!)
  • Small Wooden Dowels
  • Small Buckets
  • Dry Bean Filler
  • Moss Filler
  • Valentine’s Ribbon
  • Styrofoam Balls
  • Styrofoam Tool or screwdriver

DIY Valentine Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

I picked up the black beans (that I have used for filler before in my Mickey Mouse Center pieces!) Moss, Ribbon, Styrofoam balls and buckets at the dollar store.   Next I cut my fabric into roughly 3” x 3” Squares.  They do not have to be perfect.

DIY Valentine Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

Next take a square and center your poking tool or screwdriver in the center.

DIY Valentine Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

Wrap the fabric around the tool.

DIY Valentine Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

Poke it into the Styrofoam ball.

DIY Valentine Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

Repeat over and over until your Styrofoam balls are covered.

DIY Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

Next fill your buckets with the black beans.  Add dowels to your topiary tops and center in your buckets using the beans to support the sticks.

DIY Valentine Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

Add some green moss to the tops to cover the beans.  I love the way the green adds some freshness to the topiaries.  Warning:  It is MESSY stuff…I have moss pieces everywhere.  I will note this next time I use it!

DIY Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

Lastly, I added a cute Valentine Ribbon Bow to jazz up the boring dowels.

DIY Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

These can adorn your mantle, your buffet table, use as centerpieces on your table or simply add to a end table in your living room!  Sweet, Simple and Lovely!

DIY Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com

I’d love it if you stopped by my friends’ sites and checked out their fabulous Valentine Projects as well!  Love is in the air!  Simply click the photo(s) below and you will be taken to the post!  Keep reading for the Erin Condren Giveaway!

DIY Topiary Tutorial at www.thatswhatchesid.com
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