Wednesday, January 29, 2014

AC Topiary Tutorial

Hi there,

I had a tutorial on the American Crafts blog, yesterday showing how to make this easy topiary project using 6X6 paper pads from the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party collection.

Paper Topiary project

"This fun topiary is easy to make and easy to change out for seasons. I chose papers
from the Polka Dot Party collection to dress up my room for spring."

To begin gather your desired papers and supplies. You will need at least
two punches for this project as well as papers, stick pins, buttons, a base
and a styrofoam ball.

Step 1: Punch your papers. For best results use a variety of paper patterns
and two different size punches. For example I used 1 round punch, and 1
flower punch.

Step 2: Crumple up punched pieces by gently folding and crinkling
to distress.

Step 3: Dress up punched shapes by adding ZAZZ glitter.

Step 4: Start layering your punched pieces together.

Step 5: Start creating your topiary by adhering your punched pieces
to the styrofoam ball with a stick pin.

Step 6: Continue this process until the styrofoam ball is filled.

Tip: For a fun look add punched glitter shapes, a variety of
buttons and sequins to a few pieces before pinning on.
When you are finished place the topiary on a base and enjoy!

ZAZZ Glitter Glue Set (27420) - Glitter, Polka Dot Party Paper 6x6 (366214) - Paper Pads; Glitter Paper 6x6 (35798) - Paper Pads, Autumn Crisp Wood Buttons (366531) - Elements, Autumn Crisp Resin Buttons (366530) - Elements, Adhesive Layered Resin Flowers (366203) - Polka Dot Party, Epoxy Wood Buttons (78090) - Happy Birthday, Epoxy Wood Buttons (96604) - With Love, Fabric and; Epoxy Brads (96532) - Happy Birthday,