Post # 1
I just did one test for aisle decor. Hydrangea balls for a Topiary…
Used 6 Hydrangea’s from Michaels. I just bent the stems to make them group together in a ball. I then wrapped the stems in florist tape. The final ball is about 12″ in diameter.
The pot is a 8 inch pot I got from Dollar Tree for 3 bucks each. I’m not really liking the way they look. I think they are too big.
I stuck in in the pot using styofoam and covered with moss.
Not sure if the ball at the top would be smaller or bigger then the pot.
Post # 3
looks great. i think the flower ball on top should be bigger than the pot. love the look. only thing i can suggest if you want it to look fuller is maybe deconstruct the flowers from the stems and use a styrofoam ball in the middle and stick the hydrangeas in it & stems out the bottom to keep the topiary vibe 🙂
Post # 4
@zarriah, I was thinking the same thing. Looks even more spaced out in person.
I’m just too cheap to pay for the large round ball.
I mean it’s JUST styrofoam! ugh!
Post # 5
I am also resisting purchasing the styrofoam balls, I was thinking of using foam kids play balls. I’ve seen them at the dollar store before and I know Wal-Mart has them. I just can’t remember for how much? Other than that I was thinking of using paper mache or some other item I can create. Good luck!
Post # 6
You can make your own balls out of newspaper and duct tape. Just wad up the newspapaer to the size you want, and duct tape it.
Post # 7
It looks good to me. Maybe add some ribbon or something under the ball, or to the pot?
Post # 8
For future bees that will be making small flower balls….consider purchasing Easter eggs in the shape of balls…cheap cheap cheap – in comparison to styrofoam balls. Also…if you need larger balls – super easy to make using paper lanterns – AND you can always add lights inside…very pretty!!!!
Post # 9
i ended up using whiffle balls from the dollar store, 4 pk for $1