How to Make a Wedding Topiary

Overview

Making a topiary is an ancient art form of shaping living trees and shrubs into decorative shapes which are typically used as decoration in a landscape. This art form is gaining popularity among crafters who create topiaries from various shaped foam balls, flowers and greenery. These topiaries can be used to decorate for various occasions including weddings. When creating a wedding topiary, incorporate the wedding party colors and flowers.

Step 1

Fill a flower pot with floral clay, keeping it level with the rim of the pot. If desired, you can paint the pot with acrylic spray paint before filling it with the clay.

Step 2

Insert a 12-inch-high wooden dowel into the center of the clay. Depending on how high you want the topiary to be, you can use any size wooden dowel.

Step 3

Center the foam ball over the end of the wooden dowel and push onto the dowel. Be careful not to push the dowel through the top of the ball.

Step 4

Choose whatever type of flowers you wish to use. Cut the stems so they are 1 inch in length. Insert the flowers into the foam ball, covering completely. Your topiary will look better the more full-looking it is.

Step 5

Place Spanish moss on top of the flower pot to cover the clay. If desired you can add some greenery such as leaves or ivy to the moss.

Step 6

Cut a 12-inch length of silk ribbon and tie around the flower pot, making a bow in the front. Coordinate the color of the ribbon with the wedding party colors.

Things You'll Need

  • Small terracotta flower pots
  • Silk flowers
  • Wooden dowels
  • Floral clay
  • Foam ball
  • Spanish moss
  • Silk ribbon

References

  • Silk Topiaries
Keywords: wedding topiary, floral decoration, reception

About this Author

Amy Madtson has been writing primarily childbirth-related articles for 15 years. Her experience includes teaching childbirth education and providing labor assistance since 1993, and her goal is to educate women about their options during the childbearing years. Madston's writings have appeared in both online sources and local area publications.