Originally, I was going to make a few of these for some spring decorations in the house, but then I had a friend who got ill, and I thought it would make a better get well/thinking of you gift instead.
Whether you decide to make one as a gift or for some home decor, you'll need:
A mason jar and lid (I had some fancy lids, but a regular one with a hole cut in it would work great, too)
Ultra Thin Glue Dots®
Mini Glue Dots®
Marion Smith Never Grow Up patterned paper
Marion Smith Junque & Jems
Small styrofoam ball
Circle punch or dies (or any way you like to cut circles from paper)
Roll each end with a Ultra Thin Glue Dot® (As you can see, I LOVE my Glue Dots Dispensers. They make using Glue Dots on a roll so easy).
Place each piece of paper, Glue Dot side down, into the styrofoam ball. Don't be afraid to push it in there a ways. Repeat the steps until the entire ball is filled.
I created a stem for my paper topiary from about a 1" x 9" strip of paper. I rolled the strip of paper into a straw shape, and used Mini Glue Dots® to keep the paper rolled.
I used left over circles of paper to stuff the jar.
Wrap the top of the paper stem with another Ultra Thin Glue Dot®, and stick the topiary ball on top. At this point you can decide how you want to decorate the jar (leave it plain, add a banner, add a tag, etc.)
I chose to add a thinking of you tag made from Marion Smith Never Grow Up paper and a few trinkets from the Junque and Jems. Ultra Thing Glue Dots® work really well to attach the flowers to paper.
And there you have it, a completed paper topiary ready to decorate with or give out.
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