Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sweetheart Candy Valentine Topiary

So instead of making the felt flower topiary on my project list I decided to try to make a candy one. I thought it turned out pretty cute.

Supplies: Foam ball ( I used one for flowers but you can use regular styrofoam)
Felt
Pins
Sweetheart Candy
Finish Spray
Pink Paint
Dowel
Flower Pot
Foam to fit on flower pot
Ribbon



You need to cover the ugly green, so I took a cup a traced around the bottom on the felt to get several circles. It took about 1 1/2 sheets of felt. Then I cut out the circles a cut slits on two opposite sides so it would lay nicer.Then I started covering the ball using two pins per circle. I overlapped the slits a little bit so they would lay flat. At the end you should have a nice pink artichoke looking ball.
Now you simply start using your GLUE GUN to glue the candy all around the ball. Leave a small opening at the bottom for your dowel. When it is completely covered you can spray with finish spray and let dry.Now you cut your foam to fit into your pot. Then paint your dowel pink and stick it in your pot. Then I glued more candies to cover up that foam and sprayed with finish spray. Now you are ready to stick your ball on the dowel and tie a cute bow around that. Now you can still enjoy your carbs without them going straight to your hips!

31 comments:

  1. How cute, a perfect project to do with my granddaughter! Of course we'll have to have extra nearby to eat too. LOL I'm off to read more of your blog. THANK YOU for sharing!

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  2. super cute I can't wait to go check out your blog a little more :)

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  3. Very cute! Once again I am amazed at all the self motivation you have and all the projects you make!

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  4. Well, ain't yous something? A-dorable with a capital A!

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  5. I adore this!! My husband proposed to me using a "Marry Me" candy heart, so they are near and dear to my heart.

    ~ Sarah

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  6. That's really cute! What a wonderful idea :)

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  7. LOVE this! I am going to make one for my daughter's room! :)

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  8. I love this! I made a gumdrop topiary for Christmas.

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  9. i love it! I should make your topiary, too - then we'll have a matching set :)

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  10. I love that you layered it first. Genius! I wasn't sure what to do with mine.http://holy-craft.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-made-stop-at-dollar-store-and-found.html

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  11. One of the cutest topiaries I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing!
    Linda

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  12. Love, love, love this!!! I used a similar idea and made a tree at Christmas using old-fashioned candy... and loved it so much I haven't taken it down - now I'll FINALLY have something worthy to take its place. Can't wait to make this - thanks for sharing!

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  13. I'm thinking this is one of the funnest topiaries ever!!!!! I'm seriously in love with it. I will feature it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today. Grab my "featured" button.

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  14. I bought some conversation hearts today hoping to use them instead of EAT them. Now I have a project idea!

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  15. I LOVE this! I always end up having a ton of convo hearts left over so I am always looking for great fun useful things to do with them. This is cute

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  16. I have a silly question that I can't seem to find the answer to anywhere online - Do these go bad? Will they attract bugs if I were to store it for next year?

    I think this is so super cute and I'd love to make one, but I wouldn't be too happy to find bugs or mould!

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  17. How cute! I want to make one, but I think I'll need to buy a few more bags. I've been munching on them lately!

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  18. This is just the cutest thing ever!

    Ally @ High Heels & Aprons

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  19. This is so very sweet and darling, great idea that also looks fabulous.

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  20. Finally made mine! Thanks for the tutorial... here's what it turned out like:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/superflash/4333398829

    I used my box of Twilight conversation hearts, so the colours are a little bolder than traditional sweethearts :)

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  21. This is so sweet! I am going to link to your site from my blog so others can enjoy as well!
    http://floridafrugalfamily.blogspot.com/

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  22. This looks so fun & what a great decoration!

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  23. I love the candies and to share it with my boyfriend in a speciall time. Actually when he buy viagra we share not only our candies but a great time together. I really love it!!! for me the candy are very delicous.

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  24. I think what I love best about this cute topiary is that it is inexpensive enough to make for Valentine's, then take it apart and make something else so I don't have to find a place to store it for a year.

    I'm featuring this on my blog Tutorials and Patterns. Grab a "featured" button if you like.

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