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Now, is it just me or is January moving so quickly? I mean, my birthday is next week and I don’t even know how we got here. I feel like I was just taking down Christmas decor and all of a sudden I am getting another… year…. older…
Ya’ll I am not ready. 40 is creeping up and I am freaking out! Can these next 3 years just go really slow… I mean like really slow.
Snail pace people!
Okay, enough with the age talk…
>>>>Before I go on with the tutorial I did just share my latest thrift store haul on my channel so if you love thrifted treasures and wish to check out what I scored head on over to the video here<<<
Now back to the DIY… I hope you enjoyed the last Valentine’s DIY. I really love how that wreath turned out.
Today’s DIY is just as dreamy. This topiary is the perfect compliment to the wreath and I use the same colors for the roses so they coordinate if you want to maintain a consistent theme.
Here’s what you need:
Dollar Tree Valentines DIY Topiary Supplies
- Metal Bucket
- Rose Bushes
- Floral Foam
- Nautical Rope (I used both white and brown)
- Hot Glue
- Toy Ball
- Floral Moss
- Wood Tint (or stain)
- Chalk Paint (or paint of your choice)
I used a bucket from Christmas that I had left over and the white nautical rope is from Hobby Lobby. It’s $1.99 but I bought it at half off and they carry it all the time.
First thing I did was hot glue the rope onto the bucket. I started with the brown rope and worked from the bottom up.
Make sure to keep the rope straight and when you wrap around back to itself, keep the “step up” to the next row tight and clean so that it looks nice.
Once you get to 2/3 of the way, cut the rope and start with the white. Now, this white nautical rope unravels really easy so make sure to take a little hot glue and seal the end so that it doesn’t come undone.
Then proceed to wrap.
When I got to the handles I stopped and I used jute string to wrap the handles. Make sure to start really low on the handles so the white rope can cover the ends.
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With the jute, I took my time and added a little bit of hot glue at a time. Don’t overlap the jute either. Just keep wrapping it next to each other keeping it nice and clean.
After I did both handles, I continued with the white rope.
Once I reached the top, I cut off the end and frayed it and glued it to the inside of the bucket. This creates less bulk and allows it to adhere to the wall of the bucket better.
Next, just to be safe, I painted the top portion of the inner bucket with white chalk paint. I knew I was going to fill the bucket in but just in case there was a peek through, you wouldn’t see any red.
After the bucket was finished I took a broken dowel left over from another project and applied my favorite wood tint and let it sit to dry.
Next, I had these toy balls from Dollar Tree and I took one of them.
I drilled a hole the size of the dowel through it.
Next, I took the same rose bushes that I used on my wreath and I pulled them off the stems as well.
*Remember that when you remove the backing that keeps the roses together after you remove them from the stems, you have to glue the center of the petals together or they won’t stay together.
Then I simply hot glue the roses onto the ball.
I started at the top with the white and worked my way down with the darker colors creating an ombré effect.
Once I was done adding roses, I inserted the dowel.
I then took some floral foam and added it to the bucket.
I inserted the dowel…
And then I hot glued some floral moss to the bottom.
Finally, all I did was add a bow to the dowel and a little wooden heart (also from Dollar Tree) to the bottom of the stem, and I was done!
I love that this topiary can easily transition into Spring decor simply by removing the heart.
And can we talk about the bucket turned coastal farmhouse basket? I LOVE how it turned out and now I want to do it to all the things!
I hope you enjoyed this cute Valentines DIY Topiary.
You can always see how I made it in the video below!
I will see you soon!
Until… then adios!