How to Make Rose Topiary Ball Centerpieces


Roses are always a favorite flower to use in centerpieces with their eye catching colors and enticing scent. When making floral topiary ball centerpieces, roses work well with their sturdy stems and long-lasting beauty. These centerpieces look lovely on wedding reception tables or for an anniversary party.

Step 1

Choose an urn-shaped container to hold the rose ball topiaries. The container should be approximately 10-12 inches in diameter. Fill with floral foam until it reaches to the rim of the container.

Step 2

Wrap four wooden dowels with green floral tape to cover the dowels completely. The dowels should be varying heights ranging from 6-12 inches in length.

Step 3

Choose four foam floral balls each approximately 4 inches in diameter. Soak each ball for about 5-10 minutes, then place on a dish drainer to let excess water run off. Insert one wooden dowel into the center of a foam ball and repeat for each ball.

Step 4

Arrange the balls in the container by inserting a wooden dowel into the floral foam and placing the balls so that the tallest is in the back and shortest towards the front. If necessary rearrange the balls until you like the look.

Step 5

Prepare the roses by cutting the stems to within 1 1/2 inches below the flower and cut the stem at an angle which allows the flower to soak up more water and help it last longer. Insert the roses into the foam balls until each ball is covered completely, placing the flowers as close together as possible so none of the ball shows in between the flowers.

Step 6

Lay Spanish moss over the top of the floral foam in the container to conceal the foam completely. Tie 10-inch pieces of silk ribbon around each dowel directly under the ball, tying each ribbon into a bow. If necessary, place a little hot glue under the ribbon to attach to the dowel so it does not slide down.

Things You'll Need

  • Foam ball
  • Roses
  • Wooden dowel
  • Green floral tape
  • Urn shaped container
  • Floral foam
  • Spanish moss
  • Silk ribbon


  • How to Make a Topiary Ball
Keywords: rose topiary ball, centerpieces, floral crafts

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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.