Picture of Book Page Topiary
With flowers made from an old book.

Step 1: Gather your supplies

Picture of Gather your supplies
* An old book 
* Polystyrene sphere (mine is 4 inches)
* Scalloped circle paper punch (I have used Creative Memories)
* Craft Glue
* Brads
* Chalking Ink (I have used 'Ash Rose' and 'Gingerbread' for a vintage look)
* A length of Dowel Rod (for stem)
* Ribbon and lace for embellishing
is there any way to ink or dye these a deeper color like red or purple?

I have used a chalking ink on these to give them a light vintage look. If you were to use a juicy ink pad (Close to my Heart, Stampin up brands etc) with a dauber, you'd get a much deeper colour. I tried a spray ink / mister and when it dried, the flower changed shape and lost it's crunched look. Still looked great but not right for my topiary.

I am rather new to inking so hopefully the above info is helpful. Thanks for taking the time to look and comment :)

Scrappy Vee (author) 1 year ago

Thank you :)

I did steal a bit of silicone / glue from the hubby's workshop to hold the foam in place in the dish. It hasn't tipped over yet. Fingers crossed :)

paiholl391 year ago
very lovely! did you weight the base so it doesn't tip over?

this is so cute! ill have to try it sometime!

Scrappy Vee (author)  Rosanna Mullet1 year ago
Thank you. Make sure there's a good movie on TV when you go to punch out all of those flowers :)
Mielameri1 year ago
Oh wow! This looks so good and vintage-y :)!
Scrappy Vee (author)  Mielameri1 year ago

Thank you. I was planning on gifting this but the more I look at it, the more it looks great on display in my living room :)

lol! I know the feeling; you work so hard perfecting something crafty that it seems like a crime to pass it along...

Scrappy Vee (author)  Mielameri1 year ago

:) Perhaps one day I'll dust it off and pass it along, but 'til then.......

Very cute decoration :D

Scrappy Vee (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago

Thank you :)