How to Make a Rose Topiary


Rose topiaries bring decorative life to an otherwise boring room. They make excellent centerpieces and also have the added bonus of giving off a pleasant fragrance. Buying a topiary is often pricey. However, it's possible to make a topiary on your own fairly easily. This will not only save you money, but will allow you to add your own personal flare and satisfy your personal tastes---not to mention the satisfaction of knowing you created it yourself. When guests compliment the item, impress them by slipping in that little piece of information. Just don't be surprised if they end up asking you to help them make their own rose topiary.

Step 1

Place the topiary statue into the pot and glue it into place using your hot glue gun.

Step 2

Pin or glue dried sheet moss over the ball at the top of the topiary statue, as well as over the bottom, around the inside of the pot.

Step 3

Pin your roses and ivy to the top of the topiary statue, as well as the base. The ivy should be a few inches long, and should be wrapped around. Arrange the flowers in a manner you find most appealing. With multiple-colored roses, either create a pattern or have them randomly mixed throughout.

Step 4

Add a matching ribbon, either at the top, the bottom or both, if you so desire. This will add a nice finishing touch, but isn't necessary if it doesn't match your personal style.

Things You'll Need

  • Pot
  • Topiary statue
  • Dried sheet moss
  • Floral pins
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Dried roses
  • Ivy (fake or real)
  • Ribbons (optional)


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About this Author

Mark Rhyman has been working as a freelance writer since 2005. His work has appeared in numerous online and print publications, such as "Kotori" magazine and "Inside Lacrosse." He has his bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from the State University of New York at Brockport.