Just before Christmas a new little shop opened up in our town. It is a flower and topiary shop. I know, topi-what? Topiary is the ancient art of shaping living plants into clearly defined, imaginative forms by clipping their leaves and twigs. It got me thinking of how I could make my own topiary with an ivy plant I have. Since I have been working on a few Valentine's Day projects, I thought I would add a Valentine's Day Topiary to the list of decorations. Here is what I did:
*I am to much of a perfectionist and to little of an artist to free hand a heart. I printed and cut one out.
* When I tried to stick the straw in the dirt, it wasn't strong enough to hold up the cardboard heart. So I had to re-work my plan...
*When the ivy was wrapped around the heart, I thought it looked more like a circle than a heart and wanted to define it a little more. I found some pink fabric in my scrap box and wove it into the ivy heart.
Look at all the SNOW!
Are you making any Valentine's Day decorations this year?