The topiaries flanked the fireplace we were married in front of. I also made the moss covered monograms and ampersand that set on the mantel.
2. Begin placing some of the peonies in the foam ball to determine spacing.
7. Determine the center of the pot and insert a bundle of twisted willow branches into the floral foam.
8. Use the remaining 4 floral foam pieces to secure the willow branches in the pot. You may need to use your knife to cut the foam to fit.
11. Take your peony ball and insert it on top of the willow branches, making at least a 1 inch hole in the foam.
12. Put hot glue in the hole in foam in peony ball and immediately place on top of willow branches. Hold it in place for a few minutes, allowing the glue to dry.
13. Lay the Spanish moss over the floral foam in the pot, covering it so that the floral foam is not visible. If you wish to secure the moss, glue it to the floral foam using the glue gun.
My topiaries came out to be 27 inches tall. Kind of a random height, but I went with what looked best proportion-wise to the peony pomander and the white pot.
Note: I’m typically not a silk flower fan, but this option was much more cost effective for our wedding than getting the real deal. (The topiaries cost me about $32 each, so $64 total. MUCH cheaper than the $65-$155 per topiary quote I got from my florist.) Also, I think they look better than your usual silk flower arrangements because I used expensive-ish silk flowers.
What’s your favorite flower?
Did you DIY anything for your wedding?