Topiary by definition is known as the art of training living trees and shrubs into artificial, decorative shapes. The earliest topiary art forms were probably the simple development of edgings, cones, columns, and spires to accent a garden scene. Contemporary use includes holiday decor, event centerpieces and more! Whether it be an odd or ornamental, each one of us can explore this type of artistry of making decorative shapes.
Let our Wholesale Girls products and supplies inspire your own tree-like art form!
Products: Marabou Butterfly ($0.99 each), Tiny Stone Embellishment ($0.69 each), Pearl Center Chiffon Flower Embellishment ($0.99 each), 4 inch Smoothfoam Balls ($2.49 each), Silk Rose Petals (100 for $0.69) Supplies: Glue Gun, Craft Glue and Glue Accessories, Stretch Elastic by the Yard, Tulle, Flower Pot, Dowel or Natural Stick, Scissors
Next, wrap your stick with elastic and hot glue the tulle ball to one end. Insert the other end of the stick into the styrofoam ball to hold the stick in place in the flower pot. Place the styrofoam ball in the bottom of the flower pot and cover with silk rose petals. Then, hot glue the marabou butterfly to the tulle ball and surround with pearl center chiffon flower embellishments. Lastly, accent the tulle ball with tiny stone embellishments.
Try using a Pomander Ball instead of a tulle puff ball and stick. Simply, place the pomander ball on top of a decorative flower pot and display as desired.
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Surprise your favorite people with a DIY greeting card!
Send your announcements, holidays or party invitations in style!
Blossoming 3D Greeting Cards are simple to make – yet so cute!
Use these cards to send a special message! Customize homemade or store-bought cards by attaching flowers or hair bows using a hot glue gun.
Mini 2 Inch Sparkling Mums ($1.97 per Dozen)
Silk Roses ($0.99 each)
5 inch Marabou Fluff Puffs No Clip ($0.79 each)
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Flag Peony with White Center ($0.99 each)
Small Chunky Animal Print Hair Bows ($0.49 each)
Perfect DIY project! Our Hot Pink Mini Top Hat provide an untouched canvas that is just waiting to be decorated. Customize these mini top hats with your favorite items from Wholesale Girls. Simply use hot glue to attach the item to the top hat. As an example, we used an Animal Print 2 Inch Mini Crystal Daisy to create a matching accessory for this Zebra Print Jacket from Little Girl Mart.
These mini top hats are suitable for any formal occasion. These can also be used as a table decoration or centerpiece. Use them as a party favor for your little girl’s birthday party or even as part of your pet’s costume.
Check out the photo gallery below to see all the exciting options you can create!
1.5 Inch Felt Craft Pads (100 count for $1.35)
Hot Glue Gun (available for $6.99 each)
Hot Glue Stick
Sequin Center Flowers
Mini 2 Inch Sparkling Mums
Small Chunky Animal Print Hair Bows
Find yourself wondering what to do with a worn out tutu? Well, there are countless crafts to create with the used tulle material from your little one’s tired tutu.
Today’s tutorial highlights recycling the tulle to make a Tutu Puff Princess Fairy Wand!!
- Used Tutu
- Wooden Stick (or Dowel if you have one)
- Hot Glue Gun $6.99
- 1 inch Lace Elastic by the Roll 25 Yards $13.99
Step 1: Create the tulle puff ball. To recap the art of making the tulle puff ball check out our DIY blog How To: Make A Decorative Tulle Ball and review the video tutorial How-To: Make Decorative Tulle Ball. Once you have created the tulle puff ball you are ready to begin putting together your wand (steps 2-5).
Step 2: Create the wand handle. Begin wrapping the wooden stick with lace. I am using a 1 1/2 foot stick that I found outside. Add hot glue on the bottom of the stick to secure the lace and continue to add hot glue as you work your way up. Once you’ve finished wrapping the stick, cut the lace off and secure the end of the lace with hot glue.
Step 3. Hot glue 4 pieces of extra lace to the side of the soon-to-be wand. The lace should be hanging and free flowing.
Step 4: Attach the tulle puff ball. Add hot glue to the top of the wand; above where the lace is hanging. Place the tulle puff ball on top and hold until the glue dries.
Step 5: Fluff the tulle to hide where the wooden stick is attached.
Pair this playtime accessory with a set of Sparkle Fairy Wings ($2.99 each) from Little Girl Mart.
Looking for more colors of tulle? Wholesale Girls offers a variety of tulle rolls in black, brown, lime, pink, red, and white for $9.95.
Please check out the Wholesale Girls You Tube Channel for more DIY tutorials.