I’m super excited about something!!!
I am taking part in a Pinterest Party at my local Michael’s store!
Michael’s and Hometalk have joined forces to bring Pinterest parties to Michael’s stores across the US. I am the chosen blogger for the state of Kansas, and I will be there to help you make one of 5 Pinterest crafts that I put my own spin on. You just buy the supplies, and meet me in the classroom!
The class is absolutely free! And the first 24 guests are going to receive these adorable chalkboard cards for free! It is taking place this Sunday, February 16th, from 1-4 at the east side Michael’s location (Kellogg & Greenwich) in Wichita. Here is a link to all the bloggers who are participating at Michael’s locations across the US and Canada Pinterest Party Locations and Bloggers.
Speaking of free, if you follow Michael’s on Hometalk you’ll be entered to win a $100 Michael’s gift card! Five winners will be announced on Hometalk’s Facebook page on Monday, February 17th, so keep an eye out for that.
You can also find me on Hometalk right here.
Let me show you my flower topiary that I will be showing you how to make at Michael’s on Sunday.
Here is what you will need:
- A terracotta flower pot
- A floral block
- A styrofoam ball
- A dowel rod (mine came in a pack of
- Craft paint or spray paint (I used ivory and gold)
- A package of moss, and
- Several groupings of flowers (I used what I think are hydrangeas — since they had the most blossoms)
First, either spray paint or hand paint your dowel and flower pot. I painted my pot ivory and my rod an antique gold.
Next start cutting off your blooms. Make sure to leave about a half inch of the stems.
Then start inserting your blooms all over your styrofoam ball. Make sure you place them pretty closely together so that your ball doesn’t show through.
After your ball is completely covered take your floral block and cut it in half (unless you already have one that fits the flower pot — mine was a larger size).
Then hot glue it in the bottom of your pot to keep it from wiggling around too much.
Next take your moss and cut two circles so that it covers the opening of your pot.
Take your rod and place it through your floral block, and then take your moss circle and slide it over your dowel rod.
Next take your dowel rod and insert it at the bottom of your styrofoam ball — it sometimes helps to use a pencil sharpener to put a point on the dowel to make it easier to push into the styrofoam.
Last, tie a bow around the bottom of your pot. I thought this would be pretty on my mantel for Easter, or it would make a really pretty centerpiece on a dinner table or at a wedding.
Stay tuned tomorrow and I will show you my other Pinterest project I will be doing this Sunday!