Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Shabby Topiary Tree by Guest DT Kim N.

Hello crafty friends! I am so happy to share with you my 2nd project as Guest Designer for Shabby is Chic Boutique for June. This is my upcycled topiary tree, hope you enjoy it!
I started with an urn that I got at a second hand store. I applied a coat of gesso and then painted light pink, and then added a thin layer of white milk paint to. I hit the textured areas of the urn with rose gold Metallic Lustre. I then decorated the urn with some of the dangle laces, pearl trim, and a flower appliqué that I sprayed pink from Shabby is Chic Boutique.

For the topiary itself, I built it out of a Styrofoam ball that I covered with pink lace. I then glued the gorgeous foam roses from SCB all over the ball randomly. I added some of the pearl stamens from the store and some leaves from my stash.
 I gessoed a wooden dowel and then covered it with pink seam binding from SCB to hold the topiary ball. At the top, I added a piece of bling from my stash, organza ribbon, seam binding and rhinestone cup chain from SCB to hang down.
I had a great time making this and still have another matching urn that I am excited to upcycle.
 Thank you for looking!
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    1. Thank you so much! I love roses, so this was fun!

  2. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful!

  3. This is such a cute project Kim, I really, really like it! You did a fantastic job as usual.