Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rosette Topiary

I found a cute idea online for making a topiary. We just purchased a console table and needed to create a front entry space. Here is the finished topiary.

I bought two balls of twig from Hobby Lobby. One was 5'' the other was 6''. I cut a wooden dowel to about 16'' and painted it brown. It was not hard to glue the twigs onto the dowel. I made sure that everything was even then I hot glued everything into place. In the bottom of the flower pot (I also found at Hobby Lobby) I placed a styrofoam half circle in and filled the vase with glass marbles.
I made a lot of large rosettes to put on the topiary. I used four different fabrics and started hot gluing them from the top.

Here we have the flowers on and I included pearls to go all around as well.

Here is our front entrance with the topiary on the table.

Ta da!!! Here it is. I included ribbon under each of the balls and if it seems lopsided the shadows where affecting the picture.

How cute. Our entry turned out great.

Summer treats I made

I took some pictures of some treats I made this summer. Here are two of the trifles I made. I just lined the bottom with vanilla cake and made different layers by combining either cool whip, vanilla pudding, strawberry gelatin and crushed pinapple. I liked how I lined the first one with kiwis.

Here is fruit pizza. Basically it is a large sugar cookie rolled out and cream cheese frosting is put on top with fruit. So yummy.

"Pink Stuff" I never know if it has a real name because ever since I was young I called it pink stuff so the name is stuck with me. Basically it is cool whip with strawberry gelatin mixed in. Then I'll mix in marshmellows, apples, madrine oranges, strawberries, or whatever fruit I have around.

Bumpy cake. My mom bought me a recipe cake kit where it came with pans, spatula, the recipe, and many of the ingredients. My uncle's favorite cake is bumpy cake and I think it is sooo good.

Another delicious treat is homemade icecream. Chris and I got this icecream maker for our wedding and we have enjoyed using it. I usually make the basic vanilla recipe which is:

1 cup whole milk

3/4 cup granulated sugar

pinch of salt

2 cups heavy cream

1 T pure vanilla extract