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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I got the idea for these topiary trees from The Idea Room. I originally thought they would take a great deal of time to cut all the circles, so I decided to make them so I could have them past Valentine's Day. I originally wanted pink, yellow and green, however JoAnn's only had these colors. We have a weekday coffee hour at our church and many of the women knit and crochet. So, armed with a big bag of felt, a cup and a sharpie, I arrived! Lucky me, many of the women were so interested that they jumped right in and helped. In less than 1 hr the circles were all cut! That night I set down with a DVR'd episode of Downton Abbey on PBS, pins and the styrofoam balls. The one thing I did learn was that I was pinning the circles to close together, in certain areas they look less like flowers. I will remember this for next time, certainly an easy fix! I picked up the clay pots, grass, dowel rod and ribbon at Pat Catan's. I spray painted it all white (in the basement again I might add), put some styrofoam in the pots and added each topiary. I really am very happy with these and hope to make more for the summer, fall, and Christmas.