We're very excited to be celebrating the birthday of our beloved Arts and Crafts program. We decorated the store like a birthday party and have some fun activities lined up!
Today we made a topiary made out of felt. We cut 2" circles of felt using the die cut machine in the shop. Then we folded those into quarters and pinned them to a giant styrofoam ball.
This ball is GIANT! I think it was a 6" diameter ball. It took 3/4 of a yard of felt to cut out enough circles. And lots of straight pins. It took a little while to get the whole ball covered, so we enlisted help from our customers!
Once we got the ball covered we used a dowel rod to create the "tree trunk." We cut ours with the big saw in the frame shop, but that's just because we could. You can do this yourself with a craft knife or a handsaw with no problem! Half a styrofoam ball sits in the bottom of the pail to hold in place, and home dec rocks cover the ball to make it look pretty. Tie it off with a ribbon and you have a fun felt topiary ready for your Valentine's or Spring home decor!