heart topiaries valentines craft

Heart Topiaries {Valentines Craft}

I would like to kick off my Valentines Week of crafts with the heart topiaries that I made last week, the tutorial is rather easy but let me tell you… it is loooooooooooooong because I took a lot of pictures!
You might want to grab a beverage and a snack for this one,
go ahead, I’ll wait……….
Got it? 
Fabulous, on with the tutorial.
What you need:
  • Snack containers
  • Fabric Scraps (ruffle needs strips, bag covering needs squares)
  • Ric Rac
  • Burlap
  • Grocery Bags
  • Dowels
  • Pillow stuffing
  • Felt (heart and banner)
  • Hot glue
First you are going to want to decorate your snack containers, I have already made a tutorial for this so check it out here, I used the same design and method for both projects.
Then you are going to start on your heart for the top.
First make a template out of a piece of paper and cut it out:
Then trace it onto your felt and cut it out, make four- two for each topiary:
Hot glue two of them together around the edges and stop about an inch from the point at the bottom on each side :
Then add the stuffing:
Glue the edges a little more and then add the dowel. Glue one side of the felt and press against the dowel and then do the same for the other side:
Squeeze closed:
Now that the heat is filled, put hot glue on the bottom of the dowel:
And place in the center of the snack container:
Gather a bunch of grocery bags:
And begin filling in around the dowel in the snack container:
Fill in to the top:
Next I found my scrap squares of brown fabric:
I glued one edge of the fabric square to the inside of the edge of the snack container:
I did this all the way around until it looked like this, I used four squares:
Then, one at a time I tucked them into the center around the dowel:
Lastly, I worked on the banner for the hearts, first I cut a strip of felt about 3/4 of an inch wide:
I cut the ends of each banner like this:
First, about an inch and a half up glue a crease:
Glue to the back of the bottom left side of the heart with the short strip in the back:
Glue in the front to secure:
Bring it all the way across and glue as you go:
Repeat the process to secure to the back:
Glue around the back:
Fold back and glue one last time:
Here is the look from the back:
AND YOU ARE DONE!!!!
Whew, you made it! So proud lol
In the end it looks like this:
It really didn’t take that long, but I wanted to make sure I got enough pictures.
So excited to share more Valentines Day Crafts with you this week!!!
Also, make sure to check my “Where I Party” tab to find out where you can find me this week!

One Response to Heart Topiaries {Valentines Craft}

  1. Kara January 18, 2011 at 5:04 am #

    SO cute!! I love that you are using so many “recycled” items in this! The little white banners are such a cute touch!